We returned to our encampment on the Goonoo Goonoo or forest brook as we could not proceed on the line any further with our drays, the hills and gullies
Remained at encampment.
Went down to Goonoo Goonoo and remained, repaired various things. Examined and corrected our charts, men made shoes etc. etc. and started on Friday 6th.
Slept at Pialla Walla creek.
Went to Warrah 24 miles.
Remained at Warrah.
Bullocks gone astray. Do not start.
Bullocks still astray, not found till afternoon.
Started and reached Warlands.
Went to Col Dumaresq.
Saturday 15th.and Sunday 16th.
Remained there, repaired and washed etc.
Went to Glennies.
Rain set in in the morning, wet all day. The men reached Wards, or 4 miles short of Black Creek. I slept at Mr. Whites and Mr. R. and his party also.
Wet all day. Men reached creek near Coulson's. I rode on expecting to cross the Hunter and get to Bulwarah but found the ford
too deep, slept at Maitland.
Showery day. Men came on. I met them and we encamped at Campbells
Hill near Maitland as we could not cross the Hunter.
Great fresh continuing. Remained where
we were. Weather held up.
Fine day, river full.
Fine. River falling.
River falls very slowly.
Found water was not low enough
to cross over punt, no road being formed to it on Maitland side. Crossed therefore at the falls by means of putting a boat into the dray without it's wheels, and it floated over, the bullocks and men swum over. Encamped on other side of Bulwarrah.
Went to Jones's crossing place impaired by the flood at the Patterson near his house.
Went to Miles's. A good crossing place at the Williams, near his house.
Arrived at Stroud and delivered up equipment and men at that place.
Saturday March 1st.
Waited at Mr. H. Hall's as Sir Edward arrived the evening before at Booral, was to come to Stroud today to see the mill behgin work, and to preach
a farewell sermon to the people on Sunday here.