Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of HMS Fly: Volume 1

Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of HMS Fly: Volume 1 : During the Years 1842-1846

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Joseph Beete Jukes (1811-1869) was a geologist who studied at St John's College, Cambridge under Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) and, after many field expeditions in England, was appointed to a survey of Newfoundland in 1839. In 1841 he joined the H.M.S. Fly as a naturalist for an upcoming expedition to chart the coasts of Australia and New Guinea. He also made some inland investigations on Java before returning to England in 1846. The following year he published this two-volume account of his journey. Blackwood's Magazine described Jukes' work as 'scientific without being abstruse, and picturesque without being extravagant, [Jukes] has made his volumes a striking and graceful addition to our knowledge of countries highly interesting in themselves'. Volume 1 describes Jukes' voyage up the coast of North Queensland, his observations of the Barrier Reef, his exploration of the Torres Strait, and his arrival in the Sunda Islands.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 23 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 1139014897
  • 9781139014892

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Capricorn group; 2. Port Bowen; 3. Cape Upstart; 4. Rockingham Bay; 5. Two wrecks on the Barrier; 6. Cape York; 7. Island of Oomaga; 8. The Murray Islands; 9. Search after the missing boats; 10. Landing at Erroob; 11. Take the Prince George into a river in lat. 7 Degrees 50'; 12. Last visit to Erroob; 13. Extent of the Barrier Reefs; 14. First visit to Port Essington in August, 1843; 15. Coupang, Timor; 16. Aspect of the south-east of Sandalwood Island.
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