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17 March

17th March 2010  Wednesday Mt Canobolas. NSW. Awoke to a fresh morning, birds singing, and kangaroos grazing the camp site. Acknowledged as Wiradjuri camp site, this place is truly lovely. I can fully understand why this was a popular spot- tucked into a small valley, quite near the top of Mt Canobolas, the highest peak […]

17 March

Journal, March 17 I put the party in movement towards Buree and rode across the country on our right with Piper. We found the earth parched and bare but, as we bounded over hill and dale a fine cool breeze whispered through the open forest, and felt most refreshing after the hot winds of Sydney.

18 March

Decided to return to Boree locality to further explore region, including Borenore Caves, which had so intrigued Mitchell. Yet another creekside location, which would have been a perfect campground for the Wiradjuri people: Huge trees, and creek flats. The caves were fascinating- the entrances anyway. I didn’t have adequate equipment to venture further than cave […]

18 March

Journal, March 18. As it was necessary to grind some wheat with hand-mills to make up our supply of flour, I was obliged to remain a day at Buree; and I therefore determined on a visit to the limestone caves, by no means the least remarkable feature in that country. The whole district consists of […]

19 March

19th March Fri Back to the Monument at Boree. then proceeded along valley to Cudal, crossing many times over the Boree Creek. Stocked up at mini-mart, where Marg kindly sold me meat for Indigo, local fruit, milk, ice, etc. Continued along via Toogang, (now Toogong),the main trace of this place, being a sign pointing to […]

19 March

Journal, March 19. Our stores being completed we proceeded along the course of the little rivulet of Buree, towards the Lachlan. My first object was to gain Mount Granard, described by Mr. Oxley as the most elevated pic of a very high

20 March

20th March Sat Being Saturday, decided to take a rest day, as Mitchell had done. Thoroughly enjoyed a very lazy morning, recuperating from the ‘marathon’ which I had been on for the previous month! –packing up my house & studio; preparing for Expedition, etc. In the afternoon had a lovely drive to the base of […]

20 March

We proceeded, crossing the channel near the cattle station where I learnt that it was joined immediately below by that which I had named King’s

21 March

21st March. Sunday There is so much to read!! Mitchell, Stapylton, Maps, local area info, etc. Haven’t yet managed to catch up with all the reading, emails, and Blog.

21 March

According to arrangements made with Captain King and Mr. Dunlop, the King’s astronomer at the Parramatta observatory, I halted the party this