Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria, in Search of Burke & Wills: With a Map Showing His Route

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F.F. Bailliere, 1862 - Queensland - 128 pages
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Page 67 - ... certainly did not arrive at through the minister. Gates was born in avowed his youth and inexperience ; pleaded that he had seen nothing of America save the parts of Nova Scotia in which his regiment had been quartered, and his consequent incompetence to devise such an important operation. He professed his willingness to answer any questions that might be put to him ; but he was too astute to be led into the enunciation of any grand system, the burthen of which he well knew would, in case of...
Page 55 - I hereby certify that this is a true and correct copy of the resolution passed at the Thirty-sixth Division Association Convention held at Brownwood, Tex., January 19, 20, and 21, 1946.
Page 45 - ... our Outward Camp 21. During this day's journey we have crossed no watercourse that I deem worthy of notice, except Chester Creek. Wednesday, January 1st, 1862. — At 21 Outwards and 27 Inwards Camp we rested the horses, some of which were very sorefooted and tired. We also observed New Year's Day by dividing a bottle of rum, sundry pots of jam, and an extra allowance of meat amongst us. The waterhole was nearly dry. Thursday, January 2nd. — No. 27 Camp. — At 6 am we left 27 Inward and 21...
Page 26 - ... 3.48, quarter of a mile SW to the river ; we observed in crossing this point patches of triodia, or more commonly called spinifex. The country near this part of the river is wooded with stunted bloodwood. At 4.30 made one mile SW up the river. At 4.43 half a mile SSW, to a point between river and small basaltic hill, with two little cones on the top of it, like the cairns Mr. Stuart draws of those he made on Central Mount Stuart. (Direction omitted, probably about south.) At 4.10, one mile and...
Page 125 - M'Kinlay has taken sheep across the continent, I hope flocks and herds will soon follow, so that the fine pastures of Carpentaria, instead of lying waste, will soon become profitable, not only to Australia, but to the whole world.
Page 30 - Below our last camp it has quite a different character. There are now only gum trees in the bed of it, whereas lower down it was crowded with green trees, consisting chiefly of fig, Leichardt, drooping tea tree, cabbage palm, pandanus, &c. All the country above Camp 11, on the banks of the river, is composed of barren, rocky, basaltic ridges, which are slightly timbered with stunted bloodwood trees, and...
Page 31 - At 1.18 made one mile S. by E., to a plain with tableland of the richest soil, and with grasses of the most fattening nature, but which at this time are old and dry. This tableland I have named Barkly Plains, after His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly.
Page 9 - ... of the horses were walked on shore and driven up to Frost's Ponds ; the remaining two from their being too weak, were kept on board. A few of the horses after their voyage were in good order, and the most of the others, which were in such low condition from their insufficient allowance of water from Moreton Bay to Torres Straits, now showed, from their having plenty of water since their reshipment at Hardy's Islands, that they were in a thriving state.
Page 56 - Australia, arid the routes of other explorers, demonstrate the fact that sheep, cuttle, and horses can be taken at a small cost, and in the finest condition, from South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and the inland districts of Queensland, to stock the country near the Gulf of Carpentaria, or for exportation to India or elsewhere.
Page 13 - NORMAN, — I have much pleasure in informing you that we have landed safely twenty-three horses, and have sent them to a waterhole which we have called Frost's Ponds, where they had a great roll in the mud, which will, I hope, protect their tender skins in some measure from the sun and sand-flies ; two of the weak ones we have kept on board. The wind and the time of...

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