Journal Of An Overland Expedition In Australia, By Ludwig Leichhardt




















































































































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lagoons very much like the valley of the reedy brook, and seemed to unite
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It Joined The Valley Of Lagoons Very Much Like The Valley Of The Reedy Brook, And Seemed To Unite With The Latter, And To Expand All Over The Large Basin.

Numerous headlands protruded from the table land into the valley of lagoons, between the stream of lava and reedy brook.

Many of them were composed of quartzite and pegmatite [Graphic granite, composed of quartz and laminated felspar. - ED.], the detritus of which formed sandy slopes very different from the black and loamy soil of the table land and its plains. Several isolated hills and short ridges rise out of the basaltic floor of the valley of lagoons; they are composed of a different rock; and if it may be allowed me to judge by the colour and by analogy, I should say that they were pegmatite and quartzite. It would, therefore, appear that the valley of lagoons is connected with three streams of lava; one following down the river to the southward, a second coming down the valley of Reedy Brook from W.N.W., and the third coming from the N.W. The course of the Burdekin has no connection with this valley, but runs apparently along its eastern side, and divides the primitive rocks from the streams of lava; for I had not observed any lava on its left bank.

In returning to our camp, we saw a great number of women and children, who ran away upon seeing us, screaming loudly, which attracted some young men to the spot, who were much bolder and approached us.

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