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June 1862

Original item held at the State Library of Victoria, SLV MS13071, Box 2085/6a, Item 3.
A W Howitt’s diary [of Victorian Exploring Party], from 20 March 1862 [Blanchewater to McKinlay’s depot to Cooper’s Creek depot] 3 June 1862; containing diary of excursion north, Sturt’s roan mare then back to Blanchewater. Written on twenty-four sheets of blue foolscap expedition notepaper. 24p. ms.


27 June 1862, pages 4-6.

Mr Howitt's Diary.

The following is a copy of the diary of Mr Howitt, the leader of the Victorian Exploration Party, which was received in Melbourne yesterday, by the Exploration Committee, along with a despatch, given in another part of our paper, dated Jacob's Station, Parallana, South Australia, 4 June 1862.


Tuesday, 3 June 1862 - Jacob's Station - Parallana.
Arrived in the afternoon, after a cold ride over bare stony plains skirting the ranges. Very hospitably received by Mr Cummyns, who is rendering us every assistance. Indeed, we met with the most cordial reception everywhere. Shall leave on the return journey in two days.

A Howitt 1862

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