Journal Of An Overland Expedition In Australia, By Ludwig Leichhardt




















































































































 -  To the northward, the country was
very mountainous, and in the north-west, at a short distance, Phillips's
Mountain reared - Page 140
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To The Northward, The Country Was Very Mountainous, And In The North-West, At A Short Distance, Phillips's Mountain Reared Its Head.

Many shallow valleys, at present of an earth-brown colour, led down from the range.

A large creek - which probably collects all the waters that we had passed on the east side of the range, and which I descended during my ride of the 3rd February - flows down a very conspicuous valley to the eastward. I named this creek after - Stephens, Esq., of Darling Downs; and the peak on which I stood after - Campbell, Esq., of the same district. Both these gentlemen had shown the greatest hospitality to me and to my party during our stay at the Downs, before starting on the expedition. The rock of Campbell's Peak is domitic; at the top it is of a bluish colour and very hard, and contains very visible, though minute, crystals of felspar.

In a hollow between the two rocky protuberances on the west side of the hill, a noble fig-tree spread its rich dark-green shady foliage; and on the steep slopes Erythrina was frequent. I could not help contrasting the character of this place with the moist creeks and mountain brushes of the Bunya Bunya country near Moreton Bay, where I had been accustomed to observe the same plant. Proceeding to the N.N.E. we passed several creeks or watercourses, some fine open Ironbark slopes, and a sandstone range; and, following down a watercourse, came to a creek which seemed to originate in Phillips's Mountain.

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