EXPEDITION SENT TO EXPLORE THE COURSE OF THE RIVER DARLING, IN 1835.
Supposed course of the Darling.
Mr. Dixon’s survey of the Bogan.
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.
Mounts Hay and Tomah.
Early attempts to trace it upwards.
Pass of Mount Victoria.
Advantages of convict labour.
Country of Mulgoey.
General arrangement of towns and villages.
The mountain road.
Vale of Clywd.
River Cox and intended bridge.
Plains of Bathurst.
Inconvenience of want of arrangement in early colonization.
Departure from Bathurst.
Road to Buree.
Arrival at the camp of the party.
Ascend the Canobolas.
Choose the direction of my route.
Ascend the hill north of Buree.
Encamp on the Mundadgery.
Cross a granitic range.
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.
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.