Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia — Volume 2
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Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia — Volume 2

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  • TWO EXPEDITIONS INTO THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA, VOLUME II
  • by
  • Charles Sturt
    • TWO EXPEDITIONS INTO THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA DURING THE YEARS 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831 WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE SOIL, CLIMATE AND GENERAL RESOURCES OF THE COLONY OF NEW SOUTH WALES. IN TWO VOLUMES
  • VOLUME II.
  • CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME
    • EXPEDITION DOWN THE MORUMBIDGEE AND MURRAY RIVERS, IN 1829, 1830 AND 1831.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • APPENDIX.
      • No. I. Geological Specimens found to the south-west of Port Jackson No. II. Official Report to the Colonial Government
  • ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE SECOND VOLUME
  • EXPEDITION DOWN THE MORUMBIDGEE AND MURRAY RIVERS, IN 1829, 1830 AND 1831.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • Introductory
      • OBJECTS OF THE EXPEDITION.
      • PREPARATIONS.
      • MR. KENT'S REPORT.
      • REMARKS ON THE PRESENT WORK; DELIVERANCE FROM DANGERS.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • LEAVE SYDNEY.
      • APPEARANCE OF THE PARTY.
      • LIVERPOOL-GOULBURN PLAINS.
      • WALLANDILLY-TYRANNA.
      • BREADALBANE PLAINS.
      • THE LORN.
      • YASS PLAINS.
      • HOSPITALITY OF MR. O'BRIEN.
      • HILL OF POUNI; ASPECT OF THE COUNTRY.
      • COURSE OF A HURRICANE.
      • COUNTRY FROM UNDERALIGA TO MORUMBIDGEE.
      • JUGGIONG.
      • CROSS THE UNDERALIGA; REACH THE MORUMBIDGEE.
      • ADJACENT COUNTRY.
      • WHABY'S STATION.
      • THE RIVER DUMOT.
      • CROSS AND RE-CROSS THE MORUMBIDGEE.
      • GEOLOGY OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD.
      • BEAUTIFUL PROSPECT.
      • NATIVES—THEIR SUFFERING FROM COLD.
      • SMOKING AN OPOSSUM.
      • ACCIDENTS.
      • PONDEBADGERY.
      • TRAVELLING DOWN THE RIVER.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • NATIVES—WILD GAME,&c.; CHARACTER OF THE RIVER AND THE ADJOINING COUNTRY.
      • TRAVELLING DOWN THE RIVER.
      • INFORMATION FROM A NATIVE.
      • NATIVES—THEIR UGLINESS.
      • EXTENSIVE PLAINS.
      • HAMILTON'S PLAINS.
      • INTERCOURSE WITH THE NATIVES; SCANTINESS OF THE POPULATION.
      • CHARACTER OF THE COUNTRY.
      • CHANGE IN THE COUNTRY.
      • DESCRIPTION OF THE NATIVES; MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE NATIVES.
      • MIRAGE.
      • EXCURSION TOWARDS A RIDGE OF HILLS.
      • QUIET DEMEANOUR OF THE NATIVES.
      • DREARINESS OF THE LANDSCAPE.
      • BLACK BOY DESERTS.
      • COUNTRY SUBJECT TO INUNDATION.
      • INTERCOURSE WITH NATIVES; THE COLARE OR LACHLAN.
      • EXCURSION TOWARDS THE LACHLAN.
      • CONNECTION OF LACHLAN WITH MORUMBIDGEE.
      • COUNTRY COVERED WITH REEDS.
      • ANXIOUS COGITATIONS; SURVEY OF RIVER AND ENVIRONS.
      • BOAT BUILDING.
      • COMPLETION OF ARRANGEMENTS FOR EMBARKATION.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • SUPPOSED JUNCTION OF LACHLAN.
      • EMUS—NATIVE TOMB.
      • ASPECT OF COUNTRY AND RIVER.
      • THE SKIFF STRIKES AND SINKS—LABOUR IN RECOVERING ARTICLES LOST.
      • PILFERING OF NATIVES.
      • CONTINUE OUR VOYAGE.
      • CONTRACTION OF THE CHANNEL.
      • ANOTHER ACCIDENT.
      • ASPECT OF THE COUNTRY AND OF THE RIVER.
      • DANGEROUS NAVIGATION OF THE MORUMBIDGEE.
      • JUNCTION OF A LARGE RIVER—CHARACTER OF THE RIVER.
      • ABSENCE OF NATIVES.
      • WEATHER, TEMPERATURE, &c.
      • INTERCOURSE WITH NATIVES.
      • ASPECT OF THE COUNTRY AND OF THE RIVER BANKS.
      • THREATENED ATTACK—AMICABLE CONFERENCE.
      • INTERCOURSE WITH NATIVES.
      • RAPID IN THE RIVER—DANGEROUS DESCENT OF THE BOATS.
      • DESERTED NATIVE VILLAGE.
      • CONVERSING BY SIGNS.
      • LARGE CONCOURSE OF NATIVES—THEIR HOSTILE DEMEANOUR.
      • PREPARATIONS FOR CONFLICT—UNEXPECTED INTERFERENCE.
      • JUNCTION OF ANOTHER STREAM—PROVIDENTIAL DELIVERANCE FROM DANGER.
      • NEW RIVER, SUPPOSED TO BE THE DARLING.
      • HOIST THE UNION JACK.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • INUNDATED AND ALLUVIAL COUNTRY.
      • STATE OF PROVISIONS.
      • DEXTERITY OF NATIVES IN FISHING.
      • BREAK UP THE SKIFF.
      • NEW RIVER IDENTIFIED WITH THE DARLING.
      • CHANGE OF COUNTRY.
      • INTRODUCED FROM TRIBE TO TRIBE.
      • RIDGE TO THE SOUTH-EAST.
      • DISTANT RANGES SEEN.
      • PASS THREE CREEKS.
      • DISEASES OF THE NATIVES.
      • POPULOUS DISTRICT.
      • JUNCTION OF THE RUFUS.
      • GEOLOGICAL EXAMINATION.
      • THUNDER STORMS.
      • LINDESAY RIVER.
      • NATIVES BECOME TROUBLESOME.
      • TEMPESTUOUS WEATHER.
      • SINGULAR FORMATION OF THE BANKS.
      • LARGE TRIBE OF NATIVES—THEIR INDIFFERENCE TO FIRE-ARMS.
      • REFLECTIONS ON THE PROGRESS OF THE EXPEDITION.
      • NATIVES BECOME UNRULY.
      • CHANGE IN THE GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRY.
      • BANKS OF PETRIFIED SHELLS.
      • FACE OF THE COUNTRY.
      • REMARKABLE CLIFFS.
      • NATIVE CHARACTER.
      • TAKE BEARINGS.
      • FEAST ON A TORTOISE.
      • CHART OF THE RIVER.
      • REMARKABLE CLIFFS.
      • REJOINED BY OUR OLD NATIVE GUIDE.
      • DELAYED BY STRONG WINDS.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • DELIGHTFUL COUNTRY.
      • ADVERSE GALES.
      • OBLIGED TO TAKE REPOSE.
      • CHRONOMETER BROKEN.
      • APPEARANCE OF SOME APPROACHING CHANGE.
      • TERMINATION OF THE MURRAY IN A LARGE LAKE.
      • DETAINED BY THE WIND.
      • GEOLOGICAL FORMATION.
      • PASSAGE ACROSS THE LAKE—ITS SHALLOWNESS.
      • SHORES OF THE LAKE.
      • WARLIKE DEMEANOUR OF THE NATIVES.
      • LOVELY EVENING.
      • EXTENT OF THE LAKE.
      • CHANNEL TO THE SEA—ITS SHALLOWNESS.
      • BEACH OF ENCOUNTER BAY.
      • CURIOUS EFFECT OF REFRACTION.
      • CRITICAL SITUATION OF THE PARTY.
      • INSPECTION OF THE CHANNEL FROM THE LAKE TO THE OCEAN.
      • DIFFICULTIES AND DANGERS OF THE RETURN.
      • PATIENCE OF THE MEN—RE-ENTER THE MURRAY.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • VALLEY OF THE MURRAY.
      • CORDIALITY OF THE NATIVES.
      • REMARKABLE CLIFF—GEOLOGICAL REMARKS.
      • LABORIOUS ASCENT OF THE BOAT.
      • NATIVE BURIAL-PLACE.
      • IMPEDED BY SHOALS.
      • COMPILATION OF THE CHART.
      • CURRENT OF THE MURRAY.
      • ACCIDENT TO THE BOAT.
      • MOLESTED BY THE NATIVES.
      • NATIVES BECOME TROUBLESOME.
      • TREACHERY OF THE NATIVES.
      • RE-PASS THE LINDESAY.
      • RE-PASSED THE RUFUS.
      • DIFFICULTIES AT THE RAPIDS.
      • OBSTACLES TO THE NAVIGATION—DANGEROUS RAPIDS.
      • PERILOUS ASCENT OF THE RAPIDS.
      • ASSISTED BY THE NATIVES.
      • GOOD CONDUCT OF THE MEN.
      • MOLESTED BY NATIVES.
      • FRASER IN DANGER.
      • RE-ENTER THE MORUMBIDGEE.
      • FEAST ON A SWAN.
      • LOSE ONE OF OUR DOGS.
      • ENCOUNTER WITH NATIVES.
      • APPARENT OBSTRUCTION OF THE CHANNEL.
      • MANOEUVRES OF THE NATIVES TO ROB THE BOAT AT NIGHT.
      • NATIVES DESERT THEIR WEAPONS—INGENUOUS CONDUCT OF A NATIVE.
      • BREACH THE DEPOT.
      • DISAPPOINTED OF SUPPLIES.
      • COMPLETE EXHAUSTION OF THE MEN—ONE LOSES HIS SENSES.
      • DESPATCH TWO MEN TO PONDEBADGERY.
      • ABANDON AND BURN THE BOAT.
      • MEN RETURN WITH SUPPLIES.
      • MEET WITH THE DRAYS.
      • INSTANCE OF CANNIBALISM.
      • CONCLUDING REMARKS.
      • GEOGRAPHICAL REMARKS.
      • GEOLOGICAL REMARKS.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • ENVIRONS OF THE LAKE ALEXANDRINA.
      • FURTHER EXAMINATION OF THE COAST.
      • CAPT. BARKER'S SURVEY.
      • INVITING COUNTRY—MOUNT LOFTY.
      • MOUNT LOFTY AND ITS ENVIRONS.
      • MOUNT BARKER.
      • AUSTRALIAN SALMON.
      • SURVEY OF THE COAST.
      • BEAUTIFUL VALLEYS.
      • OUTLET OF LAKE TO THE SEA.
      • CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING THE LOSS OF CAPTAIN BARKER.
      • ACCOUNT OF HIS MURDER.
      • HIS CHARACTER.
      • FEATURES OF THE COUNTRY, AND CAPABILITIES OF THE COAST.
      • ADAPTION OF THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY FOR COLONISATION.
      • HINTS FOR FUTURE EXPEDITIONS.
  • APPENDIX.
    • APPENDIX No. I.
      • GEOLOGICAL SPECIMENS FOUND TO THE SOUTH-WEST OF PORT JACKSON.
      • ROCK FORMATION OF THE COAST RANGE OF ST. VINCENT'S GULF.
    • APPENDIX No. II.
      • OFFICIAL REPORT TO THE COLONIAL GOVERNMENT.
      • GOVERNMENT ORDER.
      • BANKS OF THE MORUMBIDGEE, APRIL 20TH, 1830.
    • END OF VOLUME II
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