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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To Anthony Forster, Esq. he offers his warmest acknowledgments for his
assistance in overlooking the manuscripts during the voyage from - Page 8
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To Anthony Forster, Esq.

He offers his warmest acknowledgments for his assistance in overlooking the manuscripts during the voyage from Australia, and correcting

Many errors which necessarily resulted from the hurried manner in which they were prepared; it is to this kind supervision must be ascribed the merit - negative though it may be - of there not being more errors than there are.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

CHAPTER I.

ORIGIN OF THE EXPEDITION - CONTEMPLATED EXPLORATION TO THE WESTWARD - MEETING OF THE COLONISTS, AND SUBSCRIPTIONS ENTERED INTO FOR THAT PURPOSE - NOTES ON THE UNFAVOURABLE NATURE OF THE COUNTRY TO THE WESTWARD, AND PROPOSAL THAT THE NORTHERN INTERIOR SHOULD BE EXAMINED INSTEAD - MAKE AN OFFER TO THE GOVERNOR TO CONDUCT SUCH AN EXPEDITION - CAPTAIN STURT'S LECTURE - INTERVIEW WITH THE GOVERNOR - ARRANGEMENT OF PLANS - PREPARATION OF OUTFIT - COST OF EXPEDITION - NAME A DAY FOR DEPARTURE - PUBLIC BREAKFAST AND COMMENCEMENT OF THE UNDERTAKING

CHAPTER II.

FIRST NIGHT'S ENCAMPMENT WITH PARTY - REFLECTIONS - ARRIVAL AT SHEEP STATION - RE-ARRANGEMENTS OF LOADS - METHOD OF CARRYING FIRE-ARMS - COMPLETE THE NUMBER OF THE PARTY - THEIR NAMES - MOVE ONWARDS - VALLEY OF THE LIGHT - EXTENSIVE PLAINS - HEAD OF THE GILBERT - SCARCITY OF FIREWOOD - GRASSY WELL-WATERED DISTRICTS - THE HILL AND HUTT RIVERS - INDICATION OF CHANGE GOING ON IN APPEARANCE AND CHARACTER OF THE COUNTRY, TRACEABLE IN THE REMAINS OF TIMBER IN THE PLAINS AND IN THE OPENINGS AMONG SCRUBS - THE BROUGHTON - REEDY WATERCOURSE - CAMPBELL'S RANGE - COURSE OF THE BROUGHTON

CHAPTER III. SPRING HILL - AN AGED NATIVE DESERTED BY HIS TRIBE - RICH AND EXTENSIVE PLAINS - SURPRISE A PARTY OF NATIVES - ROCKY RIVER - CRYSTAL BROOK - FLINDERS RANGE - THE DEEP SPRING - MYALL PONDS - ROCKY WATER HOLES - DRY WATERCOURSE - REACH THE DEPOT NEAR MOUNT ARDEN - PREPARE FOR LEAVING THE PARTY - BLACK SWANS PASS TO THE NORTH - ARRIVAL OF THE WATERWITCH

CHAPTER IV. MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR GETTING UP STORES FROM THE WATERWITCH - LEAVE THE PARTY - SALT WATERCOURSE - MOUNT EYRE - ASPECT OF THE COUNTRY - LAKE TORRENS - RETURN TOWARDS THE HILLS - NATIVE FEMALE - SALINE CHARACTER OF THE COUNTRY - MOUNT DECEPTION - REACH THE EASTERN HILLS - LARGE WATERCOURSES - WATER HOLE IN A ROCK - GRASSY BUT HILLY COUNTRY - RUNNING STREAM - ASCEND A RANGE - RETURN HOMEWARDS - DECAY OF TREES IN THE WATERCOURSES - SHOOT A KANGAROO - ARRIVE AT THE DEPOT - BURY STORES - MAKE PREPARATIOUS FOR LEAVING - SEUD DESPATCHES TO THE VESSEL

CHAPTER V. BREAK UP THE ENCAMPMENT - ARRIVE AT DEPOT POOL - GEOLOGICAL CHARACTER OF THE COUNTRY - BAROMETERS OUT OF ORDER - ADVANCE TO RECONNOITRE - ASCEND TERMINATION HILL - SURPRISE NATIVE WOMEN - THEY ABANDON THEIR CHILDREN - INEFFECTUAL SEARCH FOR WATER - RETURN TOWARDS MOUNT DECEPTION - BROKEN CHARACTER OF THE COUNTRY - FIND WATER - THE SCOTT - REJOIN THE PARTY - WATER ALL USED AT THE DEPOT - EMBARRASSING CIRCUMSTANCES - REMOVE TO THE SCOTT - RECONNOITRE IN ADVANCE - BARREN COUNTRY - TABLE-TOPPED ELEVATIONS - INDICATIONS OF THE VIOLENT ACTION OF WATER - MEET NATIVES - REACH LAKE TORRENS - THE WATER SALT - OBLIGED TO RETURN - ARRIVAL AT DEPOT - HOSTILE DEMONSTRATIONS OF THE NATIVES.

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