Narrative of the overland expedition of the, by F. and A. Jardine

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

Chapter:

  1. Start from Rockhampton — Alexander Jardine explores the Einasleih — Newcastle Range — Pluto Creek — Canal Creek — Basaltic Plateau — Warroul Creek — Parallel Creek — Galas Creek — Porphyry Islands — Alligators’ tracks — Bauhinia Plains — Discovers error as to River Lynd — Return — The Nonda — Burdekin duck — Simon’s Gap — Arrival of the cattle — Preparation for final start.
  2. Start from Carpentaria Downs — Order of Travel — Canal Creek — Cawana Swamp — Simons’ Gap — Cowderoy’s Bluff — Barney’s Nob — Casualties in Parallel Creek — Basaltic Wall — Singular Fish — Black Carbonado — Improvement in Country — Search for the Lynd — Doubts — First rain — Error of Starting point — Large ant-hills — Ship’s iron found — Native nets — Second start in search of Lynd — Return — Byerley Creek — The whole party moves forward — Belle Creek — Maroon Creek — Cockburn Creek — Short Commons — Camp Burned — The Powder saved — Maramie Creek — The Staaten — First hostility of Natives — Poison — “Marion” abandoned — Conclusion as to River — Heavy rain — First attack of Natives — Horses lost — Barren Country — Detention — Leader attacked by Natives — Black-boy attacked — A “growl” — Mosquitoes and flies — Kites — Cattle missing — Horses found — Leader again attacked — Main party attacked — Return to the River — Character of Staaten — Lagoon Creek — Tea-tree levels — Junction of Maramie Creek — Reach head of tide — Confirmation of opinion.
  3. Leave the Staaten — Half the horses away — Fresh troubles — Mule Lost — Sambo knocked up — Search for mule — Perplexity — “Lucifer” goes mad — Final attempt to recover him — Marine Plains — Search for Deceiver — Found dead — Salt Lagoon — Arbor Creek — Country improves — Good Camp — Eulah Creek — The Brothers attacked — Reach the Mitchell — Cow poisoned — Battle of the Mitchell — An ambush — Extent of flooded Country — Reach head of tide — Heavy rain — A “Blank run” — Leave the Mitchell — Good Coast Country — Balourgah Creek — Blue grass — Banksia — The Eugenia — Green Ant — Hearsey Creek — Holroyd — Creek Dunsmuir Creek — Thalia Creek — Black boy chased by natives — Another encounter — Cattle scattered by thunder-storm — Rainy Season — Macleod Creek — Kendall Creek.
  4. New Year’s Day — Sinclair Creek — New Year’s Creek — Kinloch Creek — Micketeeboomulgeiai — The River Archer — The Coen — Slough of Despond — River Batavia — Two Horses Drowned — Five Horses Poisoned — Symptoms — Abandon Baggage — Cache — Party commence Walking — Difficult Travelling — Two more Horses Die — Last Encounter with Natives — Pandanus Thorns — Another Horse Sickens — Urgency of Getting Forward — Dalhunty Creek — Another Horse Dies — “Creamy” and “Rocket” Die — Skardon’s Creek — Pitcher Plant — Two Saddles Abandoned — Nell Gwynne’s Foal Killed — Richardson’s Range.
  5. First Start in Search of Settlement — Character of the Jardine — The Eliot — Return to Main Camp — Flooded State of River — Impromptu Raft — Crossing Horses — Uncertainty — Second Start in Search of Settlement — View of the Ocean — Reach South Shore of Newcastle Bay — Reach Mouth of True Escape — Unable to Cross — A Dainty Meal — Character of the Escape — Return to Main Camp — Horses Knocked-up — Another Horse Dead — Flour Exhausted — Wretched Condition of Horses — More Baggage Abandoned — Prospects — The Whole Party Again Move Forward — Another Horse Abandoned — Reach Head of Tide View of the Gulf — Barne Island — Return up the Jardine — Third Start in Search of Settlement — Wild Grape — Crossing Saddles — a Disappointment — Head the Escape River — Meet Friendly Natives — Natives Act as Pilots — Native Bread — Canoes — Corroboree — Native Drums — Arrival at Somerset — Mr. Jardine’s Marked-tree Line — Meeting with their Father — A Heroine.
  6. Chose Site for Station — Native Method of Using Tobacco — Return for the Cattle — The Lakes — Reach the Camp — Another Horse Dead — The Whole Party Cross the Jardine — Raft Upset — Cargo Saved — Deserted by Guides — Final Start for Settlement — Another Horse Abandoned — Horses Knocked Up — Cattle Missing — Choppagynya — Reach Vallack Point — Conclusion.

Appendix

Somerset.

[Plate: F. & A. JARDINE. Black and white photograph.]

TO

SIR CHARLES NICHOLSON, BART.,

CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, etc., etc., etc.,

AS ONE OF OUR OLDEST AND MOST DISTINGUISHED COLONISTS.

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THE EDITOR.

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