Morning Glory Clouds of the Gulf of Carpentaria

Historical Notes on Sweers Island

Compiled by Professor Peter Saenger

    Centre for Coastal Management, UNE, Northern Rivers, Lismore, NSW.
    1. Part 1: pp1-20
    2. Part 2: pp21-40
    3. Part 3: pp41-50
    4. Annotations
    1. Image of Investigator Tree
    2. Map of Sweers Island Landforms
    3. Map of Sweers Island Aboriginal Usage (image n/a)
    4. Weather statistics
    Related Paper:
      Landsborough Tree and other Burketown historical images
      Nicholson River Land Claim 1982
      Charles Darwin and The Beagle a list of resources
      The Morning Glory of the Gulf of Carpentaria

      Friday, 28 May, 2010
      subject: Sweers Island births, 1882
      Email: wade_lewis<at>

      My grandfather's birth certificate shows his father, WALTER HENRY LEWIS, as being born on Sweers Island in 1882. Do you by chance have any information on those who lived on Sweers at this time? Most of what I have read online (including Peter's wonderful history) suggests that most non-Indigenous people have moved off Sweers by this time, and I'm having trouble finding any information about the circumstances of my great grandfather's birth. Appreciate any advice or pointers you may have. Cheers, Wade

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