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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 474 pages
Author: A. Searcy
Year: (1909) 1984
ISBN: 085905067X
Other: b&w photos, map, fold-out map
Publisher: Hesperian Press

A facsimile of the 1909 edition. In this reprint of the original, the author (Alfred Searcy), a customs officer who, for fourteen years was stationed at Port Darwin in the Northern Territory, led an adventurous life in the 1880s.

This book of his recollections, tells of hard work, adventures by land and sea, of 'moving accidents', and 'hair-breadth escapes', of buffalo and crocodile hunting, the natives, Chinese, and the history of the early settlements etc.

Included in this publication of historical memoirs, are numerous photographs, and several maps, including a large fold-out map showing the coast and rivers of the Northern Territory.

1. The Northern Territory
2. Why I Went to Port Darwin
3. First Voyage in the 'Flying Cloud;
4. Second Voyage in the 'Flying Cloud'
5. Cruise in the S.S. 'Fleetwing'
6. Voyage of S.S. 'Palmerston'
7. Last Trip of the S.S. 'Ellengowan'
8. To the Eastward Again
9. To the West in Search of Malay Proas
10. A Trip to the Victoria River
11. The Cape Brogden Massacre
12. Early Military Settlement: Port Dundas
13. The Daly River
14. The Adelaide River, and more About Alligators
15. Stuart's Tree
16. Escape Cliffs
17. Inhuman Brutality
18. A Sportsman's Paradise
19. Deep-Sea Fishing
20. Pearling and Diving
21. White Ants
22. About Chinese and Others
23. Port Darwin
24. Farewell to Port Darwin

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