And Their Ghosts May be Heard--
Evidence of Australias first European settlers, various survivors of shipwrecks along the Western Australian coast between 1629 and 1727, and their interactions with Aboriginal peoples; Dutch; lexico-statistical evidence, distribution of common vocabulary.
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