By Ludwig Leichhardt
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"Die Gotter brauchen manchen guten Mann
Zu ihrem Dienst auf dieser weiten Erde"
GOETHE, Iph. auf Tauris.
WILLIAM ALLEYNE NICHOLSON, ESQ., M.D. of Bristol;
ROBERT LYND, ESQ. OF SYDNEY
THE GENEROUS PEOPLE OF NEW SOUTH WALES
This work is respectfully and gratefully dedicated,
In preparing this volume for the press, I have been under the greatest
obligations to Captain P. P. King, R. N., an officer whose researches
have added so much to the geography of Australia. This gentleman has not
only corrected my manuscript, but has added notes, the value of which
will be appreciated by all who consider the opportunities he has had of
obtaining the most correct information upon these subjects, during his
surveys of the coasts parallel to my track.
To S. A. Perry, Esq., Deputy Surveyor General, I am extremely indebted
for the assiduous labour he has bestowed in draughting my map. I shall
ever remember the friendly interest he expressed, and the courteous
attention with which he listened to the details of my journey.
From the Rev. W. B. Clarke, in addition to the unvaried kindness he has
evinced towards me since my arrival in Australia, I have received every
assistance which his high scientific acquirements enabled him to give.
I take this opportunity of publicly expressing my most sincere thanks to
these gentlemen, for the generous assistance they have afforded me on
this occasion, and for the warm interest which they have been kind enough
to take in the success of my approaching enterprise.
September 29th, 1846.
CHAPTER I LEAVE THE LAST STATION - FOSSIL REMAINS - DARLING DOWNS - ENTER
THE WILDERNESS - WATERLOO PLAINS - THE CONDAMINE - HEAVY
RAINS - CHARLEY'S MISCONDUCT - MURPHY AND CALEB LOST - KENT'S
LAGOON - COAL - MURPHY AND CALEB FOUND AGAIN.
CHAPTER II PARTY REDUCED BY THE RETURN OF MR. HODGSON AND CALEB - MEET
FRIENDLY NATIVES - NATIVE TOMB - THE DAWSON - VERVAIN
PLAINS - GILBERT'S RANGE - LYND'S RANGE - ROBINSON'S
CREEK - MURPHY'S LAKE - MOUNTAINOUS COUNTRY - EXPEDITION
RANGE - MOUNT NICHOLSON - ALDIS'S PEAK - THE BOYD.
CHAPTER III RUINED CASTLE CREEK - ZAMIA CREEK - BIGGE'S MOUNTAIN - ALLOWANCE
OF FLOUR REDUCED - NATIVES SPEAR A HORSE - CHRISTMAS
RANGES - BROWN'S LAGOONS - THUNDER-STORMS - ALBINIA DOWNS - COMET
CREEK - NATIVE CAMP.
CHAPTER IV SWARMS OF COCKATOOS - ALLOWANCE OF FLOUR FURTHER
REDUCED - NATIVE FAMILY - THE MACKENZIE - COAL - NATIVES SPEAKING
A DIFFERENT IDIOM - MOUNT STEWART - BROWN AND MYSELF MISS THE
WAY BACK TO THE CAMP - FIND OUR PARTY AGAIN, ON THE FOURTH
DAY - NEUMAN'S CREEK - ROPER'S PEAK - CALVERT'S PEAK - GILBERT'S
DOME - GREAT WANT OF WATER.
CHAPTER V DIFFERENCE OF SOIL AS TO MOISTURE - PHILLIPS'S
MOUNTAIN - ALLOWANCE OF FLOUR REDUCED AGAIN - HUGHS'S
CREEK - TOMBSTONE CREEK - CHARLEY AND BROWN BECOME UNRULY - THE
ISAACS - NATIVE WOMEN - COXEN'S PEAK AND RANGE - GEOLOGICAL
CHARACTER - CHARLEY REBELS AGAIN AND LEAVES - BROWN FOLLOWS
HIM - BOTH RETURN PENITENT - VARIATIONS OF THE WEATHER - SKULL
OF NATIVE - FRIENDLY NATIVES VISIT THE CAMP.