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Our task is to trace an outline of the rise and progress of this golden city. This task takes us Singles dance Tamworth to days that seem, in the swift march of colonial events, to belong already to a remote antiquity.
While the sailor-King William IV. This was in the month of August, The party comprised Mr. Thomas Livingstone Learmonth; Mr. D'Arcy, a surveyor; Dr. Thompson, late of Geelong; Mr. Henry Anderson. With them they took Richmond attractions free equipment and provisions.
From Bellpost Hill they saw in the distance, north-westward, a mount, to which they directed their course, steering their way by compass, and thus they arrived at and ascended Mount Buninyong.
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 Poseidon massage Lismore 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 compass-bearings 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 Situs gay Mosman of the next year explorers set out. The party this time consisted of Messrs.
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Aitken, Henry Anderson, Thomas L. Learmonth, Somerville L. Learmonth, and William Yuille. The starting point was Mr. Aitken's house, at Dating sites scams in Ballarat 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, and 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 down on a prominent peak, which the explorers subsequently called Ercildoun, from the old keep on the Scottish border, 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 Massage shawlands Rockingham. The days were hot but the nights cold, and the party, camping 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.
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Henry Anderson, Messrs. Archibald and W. Yuille, and Mr. Waldie settled on 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 the old Geelong coach road.
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Ross, who in those early days used to perform the feat of walking in Highland costume all the way to Melbourne. 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 Teen escorts new Gold Coast 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 Swingers local Townsville. 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 The prince massage Geraldton review at Buninyong.
Henry Anderson, who was the earliest 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. Yuille subsequently taking that homestead and all the country now known as Ballarat West and East and Sebastopol. These settlers gave the name to Yuille's Swamp, more recently called Lake Wendouree.
The Bonshaw run was taken up by Mr. 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 Mr. Clarketook up the Free Melton links at Dowling Forest, so called after Mrs.
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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.
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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 Girl games simulation in Australia 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. Creswick Creek has its name from Henry Creswick, who settled upon a small run. Two brothers Creswick had ly held country close to Warrenheip. Dating sites scams in Ballarat 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 Dating sites scams in Ballarat Burrumbeet in the year David Coghill who came overland from New South Wales with sheep and cattle, following the route of Sir Thomas Magnolia massage Bunbury 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 Massage parlor south Melton Campaspe and Brown's Creek 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 .