By Carl 1851-1922 Lumholtz
In 1880 the Norwegian ethnologist, zoologist and explorer Carl Lumholtz launched into an excursion to Australia, with the aim of gazing the lifestyles and customs of the Australian Aborigines. This publication specializes in his studies whereas dwelling for a yr with a group in Queensland that had by no means formerly come into touch with white humans. 'Not merely are a number of the Australian Aborigines cannibals', says Lumholtz, 'but many of the tribes haven't but emerged from the Stone Age within the background in their development'. He is going on brilliantly to rfile a fancy and interesting society. Containing unique maps to demonstrate the explorer's travels and plenty of photos, the ebook additionally comprises informative appendices outlining Australian background, geology, wildlife. First released in 1889, Lumholtz's vintage account of the occasions and practices he witnessed keeps the facility to surprise, teach and entertain the fashionable reader.
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The raising of cattle and sheep, the most important industry of Australia, has more or less influence on all kinds of business in that country. In the older colonies the cattle and sheep farmers are also the owners of the land where their herds and flocks graze, but in the larger part of Queensland the pastures are rented from the Government. These great cattle and sheep farmers are called squatters, and they are the aristocracy of Australia. If the squatter is a sheep-farmer, he not unfrequently has 200,000 sheep upon his station, while the cattle-farmer often 36 AMONG CANNIBALS CHAP.
Besides, considerable quantities are used for the produc- in THE SCRUBS 37 tion of tallow. In the neighbourhood of Rockhampton there is an establishment where the carcasses of about 100,000 cattle and sheep are annually boiled down and converted into tallow. In Australia, wherever there are good pastures to be found, the land is quickly taken up for the feeding of large droves of cattle and flocks of sheep. First, the cattle consume the coarse grass, then the sheep are turned into the pastures.
In many parts of the city there are public reading-rooms, where the latest newspapers may be found. In the forenoon these reading-rooms are always full of people, particularly of the working classes. The city cannot fail to make a favourable impression upon the traveller. It is cleanly and elegant, corresponding to its feminine name Adelaide. The inhabitants are unusually amiable, and they are renowned for their hospitality, and this is saying a great deal in so hospitable a land as Australia. From Adelaide to Melbourne is a three days' journey.
Among Cannibals: An Account of Four Years’ Travels in Australia and of Camp Life with the Aborigines of Queensland by Carl 1851-1922 Lumholtz