Howitt points out, which can be twisted into referring even indirectly to their first arrival.
Howitt and Dr Roth appear to have satisfied themselves of a belief, common to most tribes, in a mythic being (he has different names in different tribes) having some of the attributes of a Supreme Deity.
But Mr Howitt finds in this being " no trace of a divine nature, though under favourable conditions the beliefs might have developed into an actual religion."
Howitt's party, sent on purpose to find and relieve that of Burke.
Four other parties, besides Howitt's, were sent out that year from different Australian provinces.