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Alternative title: Adventures
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Adventures of a Native of Australia When Astray from His Ship, the Barque "Lynx' (a Whaler), and His Consequent Cruise in a Boat on the Ocean : A True Narrative
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"This narrative, described by Bradley as an 'abstract from my old Logs, with some little additions for [sic] memory, but all Facts', comprises descriptions of two separate voyages made 1831-32, off the coast of north-eastern Australia. On both of these, Bradley, a mariner on the whaling ship, the Lynx, became separated from the main vessel during whaling operations." (Walsh and Hooton 25).

On the second expedition, his crew "picked up two white men, escaped convicts from the Moreton Bay Settlement who had been living among the Aborigines for two or three years. Bradley quotes the stories of the convicts directly as told to him, relating the circumstances of their escapes and their lives with the Aborigines with much colourful detail and individuality of expression" (25-6).


Walsh, Kay and Joy Hooton. Australian Autobiographical Narratives : An Annotated Bibliography. Canberra : Australian Scholarly Editions Centre, University College, ADFA and National Library of Australia, 1993.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: Amphion Press , 1988 .
      Extent: 97p.
      Edition info: Edition limited to 300 copies
      Description: illus.
      • t.p. Re-issued and Annotated by M.D. Cobcroft 1988. Foreword by C. Sheehan 1988
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-90) and index.
      ISBN: 0959632158
      Series: y separately published work icon Whaling Primitives Series Amphion Press (publisher), St Lucia : Amphion Press , 1988 Z1712636 1988 series - publisher prose travel Number in series: 1
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