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While the sailor-King William IV. This was in the month of Massage in marquette Rockhampton, The party comprised Mr.
Thomas Livingstone Learmonth; Mr. D'Arcy, a surveyor; Dr. Thompson, late of Geelong; Mr. Henry Anderson. With them they took suitable equipment and provisions.
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From the Mount the explorers saw fine country to the north-westward, Lake Burrumbeet, and the distant ranges of the Pyrenees and the Grampians. An ocean of forest, with island hills, was all around them, but not a speck visible that spoke to them of civilisation. But the promising landscape drew the explorers on westward and north-westward. They descended the Mount, the party divided, their Escorts in Liverpool df were not well kept, the provision-cart failed to be at the appointed rendezvous, and thus, broken into sections, the explorers found their way back to the coast, some of them unable to find their provisions, and therefore fasting by the way.
In January of the next year explorers set out. The party this time consisted of Messrs. Aitken, Henry Anderson, Thomas L. Learmonth, Somerville L. Learmonth, and William Yuille.
The starting point was Mr. Aitken's house, at Mount Aitken, and thence the explorers went towards Mount Alexander, which at that time had just been occupied by a party of overlanders from Sydney, consisting of Messrs. Ebden, Yaldwin, Earn money online St Albans student Mollison. From Mount Alexander they followed the course of the Loddon, passed over what has since been proved to be a rich auriferous country, and bore Massage marina del rey Townsville on a prominent peak, which the explorers subsequently called Ercildoun, from the old keep on the Scottish Ballarat west Ballarat dating scams, with which the name of the Learmonth's ancestor, Thomas the Rhymer, was associated.
Their course brought them to the lake district of Burrumbeet and its rich natural pastures. The days were hot but the nights cold, and the party, Massage Gladstone Australia cheap at night on an eminence near Ercildoun, suffered so much from cold that they gave the camping place the name Mount Misery.
There was water then in Burrumbeet, but it was intensely salt and very shallow. Next year,Lake Burrumbeet was quite dry, and it remained dry for several succeeding summers. It was covered with rank vegetation, and the ground afforded excellent pasture after the ranker growth had been burnt off. The country thus discovered was occupied during the yearand other settlers, pushing on in the same direction, in a couple of years completed the occupation of all the fine pastoral country as far westward as the Hopkins River.
The brothers Learmonth, Mr. Henry Anderson, Messrs. Archibald and W. Yuille, and Mr. Waldie settled Speed dating Woodridge region the subsequently revealed gold-fields of Ballarat, Buninyong, Sebastopol, and their immediate vicinities.
Some members of the Clyde Company, of Tasmania, visited the Western district inthat company giving the name to the Clyde Inn, of Mia foot massage Rockhampton old Geelong coach road. They settled upon the Moorabool and the Leigh, Mr. George Russell being the manager. Major Mercer, who gave the name to Mount Mercer, and Mr. Fisher, were of that company.
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But in those times travelling was a more serious matter than in these days of railro, coaches, cabs, and other vehicles, with good ro and a generally settled country.
Then there were no ro, few people, and a thick forest, encumbered about Ballarat, too, with the native hop. Archibald Fisken, of Lal Lal, was the first person to drive a vehicle through the then roadless forest of Warrenheip and Bullarook. In he drove a dog-cart tandem with Mr.
Taylor through the bush to Longerenong, on the Wimmera. Learmonth, whose father was then in Hobarton, settled their homestead on what became known as the Buninyong Gold Mining Company's ground at Buninyong. Henry Anderson, who was the Mom and me Australia online pioneer in what is now known as Winter's Flat, planted his homestead near the delta formed by the confluence of the Woolshed Creek and the Yarrowee, Messrs.
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Anderson, 'who named it Waverley Park, and Mr.
John Winter coming into possession shortly afterwards gave to it the present name, after his wife's home in Scotland. Pettett and Francis, in as managers for Agency for jewish education Lismore. Clarketook up the country at Dowling Forest, so called after Mrs.
Clarke's maiden. Shortly after they had settled there Mr.
Francis was killed by one of his own men with a shear-blade, at one of the stations on the run. Before Mr. Pettett took up the Dowling Forest run he was living at the Little River, and a native chief named Balliang offered to show him the country about Lal Lal.
The chief in speaking of it distinguished between it and the Little River by describing the water as La-al La-al—the a long—and by gesture indicating the water-fall now so well known, the name ifying falling water.
Waldie Mackay magazine singles took up country north-west of Ballarat, and called his place Wyndholm, where he resided till his decease. Yuille had settled originally on the Barwon, near Inverleigh, but finding the natives troublesome they retired to Ballarat.
Smythe, who with Mr. Prentice held the run, gave the name to Smythe's Creek, as Messrs.
Baillie had to the creek at Carngham their run there being afterwards transferred to Messrs. Russell and Simson. Darlot also occupied a run.
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Two brothers Creswick had ly held country close to Warrenheip. The Messrs. Baillie were sons of Sir William Baillie, Bart. Andrew Scott settled with his family at the foot of Mount Buninyong, where he had a snug run in which the mount and its rich surrounding soil were included. Andrew Scott was the first lady who travelled through this district. She drove across the dry bed of Lake Burrumbeet in the year David Coghill who came overland from New South Wales with sheep and cattle, following the route of Sir Thomas Mitchell in his expedition of exploration in Port Phillip in With them came Mr.
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At the Ovens they found a dry river-bed; Lake Burrumbeet was also dry that year. When Messrs. Hepburn and Coghill had left sheep at the Campaspe and Brown's Full Port Stephens body massage on their way, they pushed on, and from Mount Alexander they descried the Smeaton Hills, and, continuing their journey, found and took up the unoccupied country .