Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, Volume 2 eBook

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Wun-daile’s children were: 

Yen-na, male. 
War-rup, male. 
Tu-yin, male. 
Dow-eer, male. 
Wil-gup, female. 
Ka-bin-yung, female. 
Bate-up, female.


Noon-dup’s children were: 

Mee-nung, male. 
Kow-elwurt, male. 
Ngar-ra-jil, male. 
Kau-mar, male. 
Koot-in, male. 
Il-gat, male.


Du-bin had but one child: 

Waj-jup, female, a Ballar-oke.

Ek-kan’s children are: 

Wy-up, male. 
Kok-o-bung, female. 
Wee-muk, female.


Ming-up has but one child living: 

Win-bill, male, a Ballar-oke.




(From the Nautical Magazine for July 1841 page 443.)

The only part of the West coast (to the northward of Swan River) that has been visited by the Beagle is that part immediately to the eastward of the Abrolhos, and it is remarkable from being under the high tableland of Moresby’s Flat-topped Range, which is a considerable elevation, and in clear weather is visible from a ship’s mast-head at the Abrolhos.

This range of hills extends north-north-west six miles from Mount Fairfax, which, although a detached hill, may be considered its southern extreme.  Mount Fairfax is a table-topped hill, the summit of which is an elevated part at its southern edge, and is 590 feet high.  It is in latitude 28 degrees 45 1/4 minutes, and longitude 1 degree 3 3/4 minutes west of Swan River, and 4 miles from the coast.  To the south-east of Moresby’s Flat-topped Range are the Wizard Hills, the highest of which, Wizard Peak, is 640 feet.  It is in latitude 28 degrees 49 minutes 37 seconds south and longitude 0 degrees 58 1/2 minutes west of Swan River.  For 10 1/2 miles to the northward of Moresby’s Flat-topped Range are some remarkable detached ranges of tableland, from 500 to 600 feet high, at the northern extreme of which are the Menai Hills.  Some of them show as peaks, but appear only to be the gable ends, as it were, of table-topped ridges.

In latitude 28 degrees 47 minutes south there is a narrow neck of low land projecting about 1 3/4 miles from the coastline, to the northward of which there is good anchorage in Champion Bay.

Point Moore, which is the extreme of this low projection, bears west 13 degrees south (magnetic) from Mount Fairfax, and west 17 degrees north (magnetic) from Wizard Peak.  The anchorage is protected from the westward by a reef that extends upwards of a mile to the northward from Point Moore:  but half a mile to the northward of the reef is a detached shoal patch which breaks occasionally, between which and the reef there is a passage through which the Beagle passed, and had not less than six fathoms.  But perhaps it would be advisable in standing into the bay to pass to the northward of this danger, which may be done by not bringing Mount Fairfax to bear to the southward of east 1/4 south (magnetic) until Point Moore bears south.

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