Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central Australia And Overland From Adelaide To King George's Sound In The Years 1840-1: Sent By The Colonists Of South Australia By Eyre, Edward John
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I Lost No Time, Therefore, In Getting Up All The
Bran And Oats From The Cutter, And In Putting On Board Of Her Our Drays,
And Such Stores As We Did Not Require, Directing The Master To Hold
Himself In Readiness To Return To Adelaide Immediately.
By the 31st January, every thing was ready; my farewell letters were
written to the kind friends in Adelaide, to whom I owed so much; and my
final report to the Chairman of the Committee, for promoting the
expedition - that expedition being now brought to a close, and its members
In the evening the man and Mr. Scott went on board the cutter, taking
with them our three kangaroo dogs, which the arid nature of the country
rendered it impossible for me to keep. I regretted exceedingly being
compelled to part with the dogs, but it would have been certain
destruction to them to have attempted to take them with me.
The following is a copy of my final report to the Chairman of the
Northern Expedition Committee: -
"Fowler's Bay, 30th Jan., 1841.
"Sir, - By the return of the HERO from Fowler's Bay, I have the honour to
acquaint you, for the information of his Excellency the Governor, and the
colonists interested, with the unsuccessful termination of the expedition
placed under my command, for the purpose of exploring the northern
interior. Since my last report to his Excellency the Governor, containing
an account of two most disastrous attempts to head the Great Australian
Bight, I have, accompanied by one of my native boys, made a third and
more successful one.
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