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They are long-visaged, and of a very unpleasing aspect, having no one graceful feature in their faces.Their hair is black, short, and curled, like that of the negroes; and not long and lank ...After Dampier it was some time before other navigators had much contact with Aborigines.The famous Englishman Lieutenant James Cook was the most important.The Hodmadods of Monomatapa, though a nasty people, yet for wealth are gentlemen to these; who have no houses and skin garments, sheep, poultry, and fruits of the earth, ostrich eggs, etc., as the Hodmadods have; and setting aside their human shape, they differ but little from brutes.They are tall, straight-bodied and thin, with small, long limbs.
The achievements of the Aboriginal people, and the story of what had happened between whites and Aborigines, were ignored or quickly passed over.
They have no houses, but lye in the open air without any covering the earth being their bed and the heaven their canopy.
Whether they cohabit one to one women, or promiscuously. But they do live in companies, twenty or thirty men, women and children together. These poor creatures have a sort of weapon to defend their ware or fight with their enemies, if they have any that will interfere with their poor fishery.
Even where white settlement was sparse, traditional Aboriginal society was often strongly influenced by the presence of the new arrivals.
White people, claiming they had greater natural abilities and a higher standard of civilisation, soon justified what was happening.