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Journal extracts from the South Australian Burke Relief Expedition.

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South Australian Advertiser: Adelaide.
23 November 1861: 2; 15 October 1862: 3; 25 October 1862: 4.
South Australian Register
: Adelaide.
15 October 1862: 2; 25 October 1862: 3.

Original item: Hodgkinson's Journal, 1861, Item 47, Unit 4, GRG35 583, Miscellaneous records previously accessioned by the South Australian Archives from government and non-government sources


Friday, 25 October - Saturday, 30 November 1861.
The period embraced between the dates above given was employed in spelling at Cudyee Cudyena, and in proceeding from that lake to Mr Jacob's station of Petemaia for a fresh supply of rations. The particulars of this duty were embodied in the despatch which I had the honor to address to the Commissioner of Crown Lands from Blanchewater.

Nothing of the slightest importance occurred during the journey to the settled districts or the return therefrom to the main camp at Cudyee Cudyeena. By Mr McKinlay's directions I engaged a man named William Maitland to perform the duties of cook; and also two natives - both of whom, however, deserted upon our arrival on the return at Mannwulkaninni, the station of Mr Stuckey, and lying upon the southern margin of Lake Torrens.

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