Einasleigh River, Qld. 1880s

 

In his 1895 book Travels and Adventure in Northern Queensland (Longmans, Green and Co., London and New York), adventurer Arthur Bicknall (pictured above) describes shooting and killing a “big monkey” that walked upright on the Einasleigh River (a tributary of the Gilbert River). The relevant pages from the book are below (Case 31).