Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Volume 1 eBook

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EXPEDITION SENT TO EXPLORE THE COURSE OF THE RIVER DARLING, IN 1835.

CHAPTER 2.1.

Supposed course of the Darling. 
Mr. Dixon’s survey of the Bogan. 
Expedition postponed. 
Description of the boat carriage. 
Number and description of the party. 
Expedition leaves Parramatta. 
My departure from Sydney. 
Western part of Cumberland. 
County of Cook. 
The Blue Mountains. 
Weatherboard Inn. 
Mounts Hay and Tomah. 
River Grose. 
Early attempts to trace it upwards. 
Intended Tunnel. 
Pass of Mount Victoria. 
Advantages of convict labour. 
Country of Mulgoey. 
Emu plains. 
Township. 
General arrangement of towns and villages. 
The mountain road. 
Vale of Clywd. 
Village reserve. 
Granite formation. 
Farmer’s Creek. 
River Cox and intended bridge. 
Mount Walker. 
Solitary Creek. 
Honeysuckle Hill. 
Stony Range. 
Plains of Bathurst. 
The town. 
Inconvenience of want of arrangement in early colonization. 
Smallfarmers. 
Intended Bridge. 
Departure from Bathurst. 
Charley Booth. 
Road to Buree. 
Canobolas. 
Arrival at the camp of the party.

CHAPTER 2.2.

Ascend the Canobolas. 
Choose the direction of my route. 
Ascend the hill north of Buree. 
Encamp on the Mundadgery. 
Cross a granitic range. 
King’s Creek. 
Cross Hervey’s range. 
First view of the interior. 
Parched state of the interior country. 
The dogs kill a kangaroo. 
Steep descent to the westward. 
Search for water by moonlight. 
Encamp without any. 
Follow a valley downwards and find water. 
Lifeless appearance of the valleys. 
Luxury of possessing water after long privation. 
Ascend Mount Juson with Mr. Cunningham. 
Enter the valley of the Goobang. 
Meet the natives. 
Social encampment. 
Mount Laidley. 
Springs on the surface of the plains under Croker’s range. 
Cross Goobang Creek. 
The dogs kill three large kangaroos. 
Wild honey brought by the natives. 
Arrive at Tandogo. 
Allan’s water of Oxley. 
Advantage of aboriginal names on maps. 
Excursion with Mr. Cunningham. 
Effects of a hurricane in the forest. 
Encamp without water. 
Natives leave the party. 
Cattle distressed for want of water. 
Mr. Cunningham missing. 
Desperate search for water. 
At length find water on reaching by night the river Bogan. 
Encamp on this river.

CHAPTER 2.3.

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