Notes from Shillinglaw's book

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Transcription - Page 2

the southward during the night by a tide or
current from the apparent straights; and
at daylight finding himself near the ship
returned on board. At 11 Capt Woodriff
and Lieut. Tuckey came to the camp, who produced
to the Governor a chart, the survey of about
90 miles round the bay from Arthurs Seat
(the highest hill on the East side of the bay)
and had landed in several places to
observe the soil trees and to obtain water
The report was - the soil bad, trees very small
and but little water" - p 91

[paragraph crossed out]

On the 22 Saturday when Lieut Tuckey
went to Survey from the N.W. point of the bay
he says that Mr Tuckey found a fresh water
river in the NE [??] of the bay
when they pitched their camp for
the night p. 92 and it was on the
following morning apparently at 8am
that the blacks appeared - while
Mr Tucker + Mr Collins had gone across
the bay about 5 or 6 miles [??] a boat's
crew leaving Mr Harris + Mr Gammon
with 2 men at the camp.

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Document Details

Date 1908 - 1870
Letter From
Letter To
Author Howitt, Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name
Registration Number MS9356/416
Medium Notes
Summary MS 9356 [Series] Correspondence and notes concerning aboriginal tribes - Aboriginal tribes of Victoria. [Sub Series] Port Phillip (see also Wurunjerri and Kulin nation) [Item Title] Notes on the head man of the Port Phillip aborigines from J. J Shillinglaw's book 'Historical records of Port Phillip', Melbourne, 1870. [Summary note] 3 pages. Box 1053 [Folder] 5(d) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description References and notes, handwritten in ink, undated and unsigned. Numbered pages 1 to 3. Front page has annotations left hand side margin and a vertical pencil mark through half the page.