Narrative of a voyage to the Pacific and Beering’s strait – Volume I (1831)


Titre : Narrative of a voyage to the Pacific and Beering’s strait, to co-operate with the polar expeditions: performed in His Majesty’s ship Blossom, under the command of Captain F.W. Beechey … in the years 1825, 26, 27, 28 – Volume I
Auteur : Frederick William Beechey (1796-1856)
Éditeur : H. Colburn and R. Bentley – Londres
Date : 1831
Sujet :
Pitcairn Island—Adams and Natives come off to the Ship—Adams’s Account of the Mutiny of the Bounty — Lieutenant Bligh sent adrift in the Launch — Mutineers proceed to Tobouai— Hostile Reception there —Proceed to Otaheite — Return to Tobouai — Again quit it, and return to Otaheite — Christian determines to proceed to Pitcairn Island — Lands there—Fate of the Ship Insurrection among the blacks — Murder of Christian and four of the Mutineers —Adams dangerously wounded — Fate of the remaining Mutineers . . .66
Bounty Bay—Observatory landed—Manners, Customs, Occupations, Amusements, &c. of the Natives—Village—Description of the Island—Its produce—Marriage of Adams—Barge hoisted out—departure—General Description . . 96
Visit Oeno Island—Description of it—Loss of a Boat and one Seaman—Narrow escape of the Crew—Crescent Island—Gambier Groupe—Visited by Natives on Rafts—Discover a Passage into the Lagoon—Ship enters— Interview with the Natives—Anchor off two Streams of Water—Visited by the Native —Theft—Communication with them suspended—Morai—Manner of preserving the Dead—Idols and Places of Worship . .137
Second interview with the Natives—Visit to the principal Village — Bodies exposed to dry —Areghe or Chief— Lieutenant Wainwright attacked by Natives — Advantage of the Port — Further Description of the Island, its Soil and Productions. • 169
Quit Gambier Islands—Visit Lord Hood’s Island—Water-Spout —Clermont Tonnere—Description of the Island and Natives, Canoe, &c—Serle Island—Whitsunday Island—Lagoon Island — Thrum Cap Island—Egmont Island—Discover Barrow Island ; Description of it—Carysfort Island—Discover Cockburn Island— Osnaburgh Island— Find the Wreck of the Matilda—Bligh’s Lagoon Island—Discovery of Byam Martin Island—Meet a Party of Chain Islanders there—Mystery attached to their History—Take two of them on board the Ship—Gloucester Island—See Bow Island . . . . . 197
Boat sent to examine the Channel into Bow Island Lagoon —Unexpected Interview between Tuwarri and his Brother— A Pearl Brig at anchor in the Lagoon — Mystery attached to the
Byam Martin Islanders dispelled —Their interesting History, extensive Wanderings and Sufferings—Sequel of Tuwarri’s History —Ship enters the Lagoon — Description of the Island— A short Account of the Natives — Visit several other coral Islands, and discover Melville and Croker Islands—Remarks on the Discoveries of Cook, Wallis, Carteret, &c.—Peculiarities of the coral Islands —Arrival at Otaheite …. 227
Proceedings at Otaheite—The Ship visited by the Queen Regent, the Royal Family, and several Chiefs—Short Account of the Chiefs since Captain Cook’s Visit — Successful Issue of a Dispute with the Government respecting the Detention of a trading Vesse —Visit to the Queen Regent’s House — Present Condition of the Chiefs and of the Inhabitants— Superstitions— Trial of Natives for Theft of the Ship’s Stores—The King visits the Ship—Lake and Morai of Mirapaye — Dance exhibited by a Party of New Zealanders — Considerations on the Effect of the Introduction of Christianity ….. 267

Type : monographie imprimée
Nombre de pages : 578
Langue : Anglais
Identifiant : 02714078
Source : Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Library
Numérisation : MBLWHOI Library
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Categories:   1830 - 1839, Anglais, (USA), Gambier, Océanie / Pacifique, Société, Tahiti, Tuamotu


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