pp. 308-10 [Botany Bay, 3-4 May 1770]
PARAPHRASE – Numerous fleeting interactions took place.
p.315 [Point Plomer?, 12 May 1770]
Several smooks seen a little way in land.
p.315 [Smoky Cape, 13 May 1770]
a point or headland on which were fires that caused a great quantity of smook which occasioned me giving it the name smoky Cape
p.320 [Indian Head, Fraser Island, 20 May 1770]
a black bluf head or point of land on which a number of natives were assembled …
p.332 [Broad Sound, lower central Queensland, 30 May 1770]
In this little excursion I saw only two people and those at a distance and are all that we have seen in this place, but we have met with several fire places and seen smooks at a distance.
p.339 [Cleveland Bay, north central Queensland, 6 June 1770]
we saw smooks in several places in the bottom of the Bay.
p.339 [Palm Island, north central Queensland, 8 June 1770]
[shore party] they heard some of the Natives as they were puting off from the shore but saw none.
p.339n3 [Palm Island, north central Queensland, 8 June 1770]
An ‘Indian’ shouted at them [shore party] loudly; and natives were seen on other islands.
p.341 [Family Islands north central Queensland, 8 June 1770]
While we did this we saw on one of the nearest Islands a number of the natives collicted together who seem’d to look very attentively upon the ship
p.342 [Cape Grafton, north Queensland, 9 June 1770]
In the night we saw several fires along shore and a little before noon some people.
p.348 [Endeavour River, 16 June 1770]
Some people were seen ashore to day.
p.355 [near Cape Bedford, 3 July 1770]
he [the Master] landed in a bay about 3 Leagues [16.6 km] to the northward of this place [Endeavour River] where he disturbed some of the natives whome he supposed to be at their supper; they all fled on his approach and left him some fresh Sea Eggs and a fire ready lighted behind them …
p. 361 [Endeavour River, 18 July 1770]
In the AM we were visited by 10 or 11 natives, the most of them came from the other side of the River … … those that came on board were very desirous of having some of our turtle and took the liberty to haul two to the gang way to put over the side, being disappointed in this they grew a little troublesome and were throwing every thing over board they could lay their hands upon; as we had no victuals dress’d at this time I offer’d them some bread to eat, which they rejected with scorn … … Soon after this they all went to shore … … … emmidiatly upon their landing one of them took a handfull of dry grass and lighted it at a fire we had a shore, and … before we well know’d … … he made a large circuit round us and set fire to the grass in his way and in an Instant the whole place was in flames
As soon as they had done this they all went to … … where our nets and a good deal of linnen were laid out to dry, here with the greatest obstinacy they again set fire to the grass … … untill I was obliged to fire a musquet load with small shott at one of the ring leaders which sent them off.
FURTHER INTERACTION AT ENDEAVOUR RIVER
pp.361-2 [19 July 1770]
Reconciliation following the firing incident.
Journal – Recorded by: Sydney Parkinson
S Parkinson 1773/1972
Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas in His Majesty’s Ship The Endeavour,
London: Stansfield Parkinson/ Adelaide: Library Board of South Australia
p.134 [near Bulli, 27 April 1770]
They [shore party] espied three men, sitting on the beach, who were naked, and of very dark colour; but, on the boats approaching nearer them, they fled into the woods.
We also, from the ship, saw five men walking, two of whom carried a canoe on their shoulders.
p.134 [Botany Bay, 28 April 1770]
On our approaching the shore, two men, with different kinds of weapons, came out and made towards us. Their countenance bespoke displeasure; they threatened us, and discovered hostile intention, often crying to us Warra, warra wai. We made signs to them to be peaceable, and threw them some trinkets; but they kept aloof, and dared us to come on shore. We attempted to frighten them by firing a gun loaded with small shot; but attempted it in vain. One of them repaired to a house immediately, and brought out a shield, of an oval figure … … and then advanced boldly, gathering up stones as they came along, which they threw at us. After we landed they threw two of their lances at us; one of which fell between my feet. Our people fired again, and wounded one of them; at which they took alarm and were very frantic and furious, shouting for assistance calling Hala, hala, mae: that is (as we afterwards learned) Come hither; while their wives and children set up a most horrid howl. We endeavoured to pacify them, but to no purpose … and, at length, they ran howling away …
p.135 [Botany Bay, 28 April 1770]
The natives often reconnoitred us, but we could not prevail on them to come near us to be social; for as soon as we advanced, they fled as nimbly as a deer, except at one time when they seemed determined to face us: then they came armed with spears, having their breasts painted white; but, as soon as the saw our boat go off from the ship, they retreated.>>
<< Constrained by hunger, they often came into the bay to fish; but they kept in the shallows, and as near as possible to the shore.
p.136 [Smoky Cape?, 14 May 1770]
we saw clouds of smoke arise from different parts of the country.
p.137 [south of Cape Byron, 15 May 1770]
We saw six men, quite naked, walking upon a strait, white sandy beach;
p.137 [Noosa Head, 17 May 1770]
we also saw some smoke,
p.138 [Bustard Bay, 23 May 1770]
the captain and some other went on shore, and saw afew of the natives, but could not get near them. We saw, too, about twenty of them from the ship, who sttod gazing at us upon the beach; also smoke arising out of the woods …
p.139 [south of Cape Maifold, central Queensland, 26 May 1770]
Our people, who went off in a boat, saw some of the natives upon one of the islands, and they hallooed to them …
p.141 [Cumberland Islands, 3 June 1770]
We discovere three pesrons through our glasses, and a canoe with out-riggers, like those of Otaheite.
p.141 [Halifax Bay, 7 June 1770]
We saw a few people in canoes, striking fish, some smoke on the main …
p.141 [Palm Islands, 8 June 1770]
On one of them [islands] … … we saw a company of natives … … standing quite still, and beholding the ship with astonishment. At night we saw a fire …