Mount Petrie - "Bushed" - The Black Tracker - Relic of the Early Days - Andrew Petrie's Tree - Early Opinion of the Timbers of Moreton Bay - An Excursion to Maroochy - First Specimens of Bunya Pine - First on Beerwah Mountain - "Recollections of a Rambling Life" - Mr. Archer's Disappointment - Another Excursion - A Block of Bunya Timber - "Pinus Pelriana" - Less Title to Fame - Discoveries of Coal, etc.
Tom Petrie's Early Reminiscences of Early Queensland is a truly fascinating and exciting read. Tom's father was the appointed Superintendent at Brisbane in the mid 1800s, Tom became respected among the local aboriginals and had the priviledge of interacting with them. His daughter created this book from a collection of his notes, articles, memoirs and the like, and in 1904 it came to publish.
Tom Petrie's Reminiscences of Early Queensland (2)
SEQ History advises that some of the content in these articles contain graphic descriptions of violence and cannibalism. SEQ History recommends that the content is not suitable for those under the age of 15 years old, and should not be read without the approval of a parent or legal guardian.
Part 2 Chapter 5
Part 2 Chapter 6
Journal of an Expedition to the "Wide Bay River" in 1842 - Discovery of the Mary - Extract from Mr. Andrew Petrie's Diary - Encountering the Aborigines - Bracefield - Same Appearance as the Wild Blacks - Davis - "Never Forget His Appearance" - Could Not Speak His " Mither's Tongue " - Blackfellow with a Watch - Mr. McKenzie's Murdered Shepherds - Frazer Island - Mr. Russell Sea-sick
Part 2 Chapter 7
The Alteration of Historical Names - Little Short of Criminal - Wreck of the "Stirling Castle" - Band of Explorers - Sir George Gipps - Trip Undertaken in a "Nondescript Boat" - Mr. Russell's Details of the Trip - A Novel Cure for Sunstroke - Gammon Island - Jolliffe's Beard
Part 2 Chapter 8
The Early-time Squatters - Saved by the Natives from Drowning - Mr. Henry Stuart Russell - "Tom" Punished for Smoking - "Ticket-of-Leave" Men - First Racecourse in Brisbane - Harka way - Other Early Racecourses - Pranks the Squatters Played - Destiny of South Brisbane Changed - First Vessel Built in Moreton Bay - The Parson's Attempt to Drive Bullocks - A Billy-goat Ringing a Church Bell - The First Election - Changing Signboards - Sir Arthur Hodgson - Sir Joshua Peter Bell
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