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The changing dietary habits of nineteenth-century Australian explorers

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

COOPER, W.
Curtin Univ. of Technology, Perth, Australie


Description :
In the first decade of white settlement in New South Wales, ground exploration was limited by the critical shortage of horses and the inability to live off the land. Bush skills were lacking and muskets were extremely inaccurate. The introduction of kangaroo dogs, the willingness to consume even the least appetising animals made explorers less dependent on what they could carry. Such skills were to become largely irrelevant after 1840, as fully mounted expeditions began to penetrate the interior, where game was scarce and there was no time for hunting.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Australian Geographer, issn : 0004-9182, 1997, vol. 28, n°. 1, p. 97-105, Références bibliographiques : 27 ref.

Date :
1997

Editeur :
Pays édition : Australie, Sydney, Geographical Society of New South Wales

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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