James Cook [A New Biographical Dictionary, 1805]

[Editor: This is the entry for James Cook in A New Biographical Dictionary (1805), by Stephen Jones. It is interesting to note that the text does not mention Cook’s discovery of the east coast of New Holland (Australia), although it does mention that he had unsuccessfully searched for Terra Australis Incognita (the hypothesized southern land […]

Natives [Aborigines attack settlers, 21 April 1805]

[Editor: An account of some attacks by Aborigines upon settlers in New South Wales. Published in The Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser, 21 April 1805.] Natives. With inexpressible concern we have to recount a series of barbarities lately practised by a banditti of these people, inhabiting the out-skirts of Hawkesbury. Last Wednesday se’nnight […]

The Cottager [poem, 26 May 1805]

[Editor: A poem published in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 26 May 1805.] The Cottager. When blossoms their beauties disclose to the morn, And the dew drop descends from the ripening corn; When the Bell bird to stillness gives sadness and awe, I rest on my sickle — and turn down the […]