Journals of expeditions of discovery into central Australia and overland from Adelaide to King George's sound in the years 1840-1: sent by the colonists of South Australia, with the sanction and support of the government: including an account of the manners and customs of the aborigines and the state of their relations with Europeans.
ARTY--WATER ALL USED AT THE DEPOT--EMBARRASSING CIRCUMSTANCES--REMOVE TO THE SCOTT--RECONNOITRE IN ADVANCE--BARREN COUNTRY--TABLE-TOPPED ELEVATIONS--INDICATIONS OF THE VIOLENT ACTION OF WATER--MEET NATIVES--REACH LAKE TORRENS--THE WATER SALT--OBLIGED TO RETURN--ARRIVAL AT DEPOT--HOSTILE DEMONSTRATIONS OF THE NATIVES.
CAUSE OF HOSTILITY OF THE NATIVES--WELL SUNK UNSUCCESSFULLY--OVERSEER SENT TO THE EAST--THE SCOTT EXAMINED--ROCK WALLUBIES--OVERSEER'S RETURN--ANOTHER VISIT TO LAKE TORRENS--BOGGY CHARACTER OF ITS BED--EXTRAORDINARY EFFECTS OF MIRAGE AND REFRACTION--RETURN TO THE CAMP--SUPPLY OF WATER EXHAUSTED--LEAVE THE DEPOT--THE MUNDY--THE BURR--MOUNT SERLE--LAKE TORRENS TO THE EAST--MELANCHOLY PROSPECTS
EXCURSION TO THE NORTH-EAST--TRACE DOWN THE FROME--WATER BECOMES SALT--PASS BEYOND THE RANGES--COCKATOOS SEEN--HEAVY RAINS--DRY W
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