Excursions And Adventures In New South Wales by John Macdonald Henderson

Excursions And Adventures In New South Wales

byJohn Macdonald Henderson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. Surveys of the Country--Stupendous Precipice--Missing Cattle--The Author has a narrow escape--Takes shelter in a hollow tree--Arrival on the Big Hill--Descent with cattle--Encampment for the Night--Want of Provisions--Course along the bed of the River--Fords and Falls--Serious Losses--Fresh Discomforts--Passage of the River--Perpetual Rain--The Rocky Ranges--Red Ants--Human Skull--Fat Hen--The Signal answered--The Shepherd and his Flock--Return to the Cattle-Station--Journey with Cattle continued--Trappand's Flat--Arrival at the first Station on the River--Horses missingReward for their recovery--The Author arrives at his destination. Next morning, my man and I spent several hours in surveying the country and in fixing on the line which it was best to follow. Our prospect was not very pleasing, the land appearing to be extremely rugged, with a large and extensive range of hills which we saw no chance of being able either to surmount or to penetrate. We found not a symptom or track of any living thing except emus and kangaroos; and we wandered so far through this perplexing country, that it was with difficulty we found our way back to the encampment. There was no resource left, however, but to steer by the compass in as direct a line as the rugged route would permit. After spending a fatiguing day in climbing ranges and descending one or two steep and rocky places, where our horses could hardly keep their footing, we arrived at dusk in a small glen shut in by lofty and abrupt sides. Here we found a very little water, sufficient only for our own use, and we accordingly encamped for the night. As there was some brush at the head of the valley, we procured saplings and formed a bush stock-yard in a rude way, into which we drove the herd, anticipati...

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Title:Excursions And Adventures In New South WalesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217319475

ISBN - 13:9780217319478

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