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Record Citation: PROV VPRS 16685/P0, unit 12, Bundle 79, Book 1154 Hoddle R. Melbourne Williamstown
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Date: 1837
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BLACK 79 1154 FC2.jpg Feby. March. 1837.No 1 Field Book containing Survey of Melbourne, Williams Town Various Bearings from Batmans Hill Latitudes. Longes. Compass variations Memo. and Remarks[heading:] acresUnwins Special Survey 5120Edgars Special Survey 5120Koonung Koonung CreekYarra Yarra River &c &c.R. H. 1837.
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BLACK 79 1154 140.jpg Rations for Survey Parties24 oz flour – 16 oz beef, or 10 oz Pork ½ oz salt ½ oz Tea – 2 ½ oz sugar ½ oz tobacco ¼ oz SoapForage for a Horse – ½ the same quantity for an ox.8 lbs of maize or barley, or 10 lbs oats4 lbs bran --- 12 lbs oat or cultivated Hay4 lbs Straw/2 Wheat/1The Supplies for Road Parties and surveying Parties are to be delivered at the nearest fixed station to the place where the Party may be employed, on the requisition of the Officer in charge –The maize or barley 4 – 12. the Hay 5 – 12. the bran 2 – 12. the straw 1 – 12.[ Also the following in pencil, overwritten by the text above: ]Umbrella1. Tent in Bag --- 1 Awning in Bag[ Bracketed with margin note: ] On board Prince George ( Large square case with Padlock( Case of Madeira( 1 Black Leathern portmanteau( 1 Brown Do Do( 1 Brass [ ?? ] Sandal Wood Trunk( 1 Narrow Box [ ?? ] Gun Stationary( 1 New [ ??  ?? ] Box. C Bell Desk [ ??]( 1 Box Stores made by C Bell( 1 Small Canteen( 3 Instrument Stand Tent Poles( 2 Dogs Camp Tables Basin Ewer[ Bracketed with margin note: ] Sr Gls office( 1 Large Case from [ ?Boxleys? ] ( 2 Small Boxes for Pack Bedstead( 1 Old square Shoe Box( 1 Narrow Box with Drawer( 1 Cask contg [ ?? ] Store( 1 Cedar Box Stores no ledge to lid


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BLACK 79 1154 1A smal.jpg [Map labels](1)28Hospital Reserve from NW Corner of Elizabeth Street and Lonsdale Street Back Bg 151° 20'To commence with Mt Macedon Road - 2nd Upper Moonee Moonee Do - 3 Pascoville Upper Plenty Road into Heidelberg Road1.50Queen Street Lane 50 links wide237 ½ 200 Dr Fox No 20 Sec 29 Dr Patterson No 2 No 1Lonsdale Street


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BLACK 79 1154 2A smal.jpg [Map labels](2)400Jews B Ground 1.50 2.50 1/2 acre Society of Friends 1.25 1/2 acre Aboriginal 1.25 Roman Catholic Burial Ground Marked 11th June 1842Transmitted to Mr La Trobe with Descriptions & Plans15th June - also The Surveyor General Dated 14 June 1842.Spring StF??? K??? La Trobe Street Stephen Street Bourke Street Sold Allotments Lonsdale Street


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BLACK 79 1154 3 small.jpg List of articles required for the further completion of the survey of Port Phillip - An office to contain two Rooms and Store adjoining - Iron Chest to contain Papers Documents & Cupboards to contain Plans &c. Office Tables & Stools Drawing Boards. Instruments. Stationary - Office Keeper and (7) Seven Men with a complete equipment consisting of Pole Dray Light Cart - Six or Eight Bullocks (3)Horses that will Pack and Draw (1) one being Extra in case of casualties. Pack Saddles. A Whale Boat with oars and Sails complete. A Coxen. The Boat to be at the Officer in Charge - as soon as the Survey is required to extend to the East of Port Phillip. Spirit Level & Staves
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BLACK 79 1154 5 small.jpg List of necessary Buildings to be erected at Port Phillip.ChurchMarket PlaceCourt HouseJail with Solitary CellsPolice OfficeWatch housesSoldiers Barracks - Officers QuartersPrisoners BarracksFemale FactoryCommissariat StoreHospitalStables, stock yard for Working OxenPaddock for Government Horses and small Police PaddockWork Shops - Forges &cSurveyors Office
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BLACK 79 1154 6 small.jpg Requisition for Instruments for Port Phillip3 Circumferenters 2 Received2 Rolling Parallel Rulers 18 inch1 Do Do Do 15 inch 1 foot Plain2 doz HHH Pencils1 doz HH Do200 Crow Pens1 Box of Colours(1)onepiece of Brown Holland for mounting plans2 Boxes Drawing Instruments1 Large Protractor20 Sheets of Drawing Paper large 12 Sheets Tracing Paper20 do small40 Common Paper for Plotting Surveys3 Surveying Chains 2 recd1 Measuring Tape1 Pantograph2 Drawing Boards2 Portfolios1 Tracing Glass
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BLACK 79 1154 7 small.jpg Stationary2 Reams of Foolscap Paper1 Do Letter Do1 Box of Wafers 1 Stamp2 Penknives4 Map Cases1 Black Ink Powder1 Red Do6 Field Books1 Letter Book1 Pocket Inkstand1 Piece of Sponge2 Pieces of Tape1 Do to Tie Papers2 Pair of Scissors12 Leaden weights
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BLACK 79 1154 8 small.jpg Native names of PlacesKooyongkoot - Mr Gardiners CreekPrahran - Mr Langhorne'sTukulreen - Mr Wright opposite Mr LanghornesKoonung Koonung Mr Wood's[Jika – struck out] Jika Jika Mr Batman's Doutta Galla Wife of Jika JikaNahram Reserve Mr Darke Bulleen - the Yarra at Mr Wood's station[illegible – struck out] Polotu - Boin – Kurrumburruk[Nillam – struck out] Nillum Bik - where the ground is bad, or unfit for Agricultural or Grazing purposes.Wollert - where opossum abound. Willummitt, KalkalloBorondarra - where the ground is thickly shadedMorang - Keelbundora - Yan Yean - Tut BirammaToorourrong. Warrecoom - Baring - Will-Will-rook where the Curlew abounds, that has a mournful cry - the Blacks have a superstitious dread of it.Yaring Willum - about 40 miles up the Yarra from this.
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BLACK 79 1154 10.jpg List of articles received by the James Watt (Steamer) 12 th July 1837Press - Iron Chest. Box of Stationary. Camp Table, Camp Stool Stretcher - 1 Officers Tent - 1 Mens Tent - Bag of Slops 14 Suits Harness Casks - Harness Blankets 14 Boots 21 6 Pack Saddles complete Winker Bridles4 Cedar Cases 1 Box


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BLACK 79 1154 86.jpg There is also a Man of the name of Eldreth, who has sublet land to several others – Pullen, Gunn,Shivers, Roberts are living upon the land [illegible – struck out] also an American black.
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BLACK 79 1154 87.jpg Memo. 6th November 1843 - left Melbourne for Unwins Special Survey - To alter lines according to the Executive Councils minute dated - on Eastern side above the Village Reserve found George Watts who had agreed with Mr Urquhart to purchase [ ?? ] at 10 years credit, and who was cultivating [ ?? ] acres - it was agreed [ ?? ] was to pay 5 per cent upon the sum agreed for viz £4 per acre –Dardell and Sutherland took a hundred acres each who are now in occupation and cultivating nearly 20 acres - It is also sublet to 2 others Baker and Hewish who have about 50 acres in cultivation


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BLACK 79 1154 88.jpg 6, 7, 8 Sunday 9th and 10th Surveying11th October. Removed Camp from the Gullies near Bachus’s and travelled to New[ ?? ]’s station – Travelled 9 hours – the Linch Pin of Cart fell out, and nearly upset the Cart made a shift with a Bow Key – after crossing the Gullies and getting upon the Plain, a dead level for 6 miles, then ascended a narrow neck of forest ridge toward dividing Range of the Werriby and Salt water Rivers -


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BLACK 79 1154 89.jpg of Horses. Sunday 1 October – Remained encamped SW about 2 two miles from Mount Blackwood – on a Watercourse, on the north side of it scrubby forest land. principally Box, Ecalypti Casurina – On the South side of Creek good sheep pasture timber principally Casurina, light wood, and Eucalypti1st October – encamped under Mount Blackwood – 2nd Surveyed 4 miles, 18 chains )3rd – Do – 1 mile 73 chains )4th – Do – 1 mile 70 chains )[ Bracketed ] Took a great many Bearings and in several places had to cut my way – 5th. Confined to my Tent by the rain, employed Plotting Survey sent two of my Men to mark a Road to some Water on the north side of the mountain – The Country to the East of [ the country – struck out ] Mount Blackwood barren and useless, consisting of deep Gullies and barren Ranges, unfit for Man or Beast [ unfit – struck out ] difficult for a Horse to penetrate – full of low stunted Eucalypti – The patient ox could he penetrate it would find no sustenance, and notwithstanding the great quantity of Rain fallen this Winter, Water is scarce – from the porous nature of the soil –


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BLACK 79 1154 90.jpg 1843. Wednesday 27th September – Drew Rations from Messrs [ Cracy ? ] and Proudfoot Contractors for myself and 6 men that compose my Party, also Forage for my private Horse - Rations and Forage signed vouchers from 12 October for to the 30th November left at the Contractors1 months forage Hot wind Party encamped at KeilorThursday 28th Hot wind – Encamped at Bachus Creek.29th – Cold wind – Horses knocked up encamped about 5 miles from the Werriby River – travelled 35 miles the last three days a portion of the first day lost in drawing Rations. The Country Plains and open forest – the last day very hilly country and the Creeks nearly dry,notwithstanding the heavy Rains at Melbourne –Saturday 30th September – Encamped near Mount Blackwood thickly timbered and scrubby forest land poor soil and water indifferent in holes, in summer dried up –Timber, Eucalyptus, Mimosus, Light wood. Box, stringy Bark – The Horses frequently bogged and jibbing incessantly – oxen should have been supplied instead


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BLACK 79 1154 91.jpg 3d August 1843. Mr La Trobe requested me to sign an Extra Voucher in order to obtain for Mr Mcarthur Pay for the month of July, observing at the time “that it would not be out of my Pocket” as I objected to do so, as Mr La Trobe had informed me by Letter dated No 43/816 - 22d May that Mr Mcarthur services as Clerk would be dispensed with in June – he had not performed any duty since the early part of the month having appd for leaveThe next day to my surprise I found that his name had been surreptitiously added to the last voucher by Mr Buckley at the request of Capt Lonsdale, the Sub-Treasurer, a most irregular proceeding.(Copy.) Mr Macarthur has not performed any duty for the month of July, in consequence of the intimation communicated in your Honours Letter No 43/816 dated 22d May 1843 – and therefore I cannot sign the Pay abstractRobert HoddleSurveyorSurvey Office Melbourne 2d August 1843


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BLACK 79 1154 92.jpg [August - struck out] 1st [ June – struck out ] 1840 – Gave up charge of the Port Phillip District to Mr Assistant Surveyor Townsend – Recd Pay (£ s d 33..6..8) for July also an order for Passage –4th July Embarked on Board the Bright Planet Brig. Lawler (Master) Paid Mr Kemmiss agent £12..12 P Money.


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BLACK 79 1154 93.jpg 184018th January Mr Darke Contractor: Delivered to me Plan of the Parish of Mooradanook – Grant contg 16,177 acresPywheitjork - - Bourke 14,129 acresScale 4 inches to a Mile Kororoit - - Do - - 21,663 acresDjerriwaarh - - Do - - 14,715 ½Area of the River Werriby 66684139 acres6682363496130,319£350 Recd- at 1 ½ per acre. £417..12..11 ½These Plans were transmitted to Sydney by the Caroline brig 20th January 1840. and DescriptionsMr Darkes Equipment £178..8..6


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BLACK 79 1154 94.jpg 1839 about May Mr Smyth Part of Parish of Barrarbool County of Grant184017th Jany Mr Smyth Contractor. Delivered to me1 Plan of the Parish of Yarry-ang-urt contg 16654 acres. Md. 11534 [ 12174 – struck out ] acres 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Lake-la-ke-Wollard containing --- 15286 acres3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Titte-gong - - - containing --- 13131 acres4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Modewar-re - - - containing --- 16000 acresTotal 55951 acresPh of Barrarbool 754563496at 1 ½ per acre = £349..13..10 ½47..3 1 ½£396..17[ Margin Note: ] Exd. PlansScale 4 inches to a mile –£350 Recd.The Plans of the four Parishes were transmitted to Sydney by the Caroline brig, also Mr Kemps Plan of the Parish of Merriang with Descriptions.30th January Received from Mr Smythe. A Parish called Gnarw-arre 16,077 acres £100..9..7 ½25th April 1840 Received from Mr Assistt Surveyor Smythe Plans of the Parish of Murghe-bolue containing 18710 Acres = £116..18..9Whoorel - - - - - - do 14026 Acres = 87..13..3Currung-e-murnong “ 14698 Acres = 91..17..3296..9..3100..9..7 ½396..17..[ 17 – struck out ]793..15..10 1/2abt. 20th April 1840 – Mr Smith Recd- on acct £200Total number of acres 127007793..15..10 ½550243 15..10 ½Equipments 195Due £48..15..10 1/2


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BLACK 79 1154 95.jpg [ heading ] m chMr Kemp Surveyedin 1839April 35..5May 48..60June 26..69Augt. 5..4Septr. 2..21117..79Mr NuttSurveyedin 1839May – 30..67June – 11..33July – 10..2Augt – 10..49Septr - - 69..62


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BLACK 79 1154 96.jpg 18th September 1843. Station Peak Bearing 244° 22’Anaka Yougham Do - - 252..28 – 253..33 - 254°..44’Mount Blackwood 290° 54’Range NE of Do - 302°..6’ – 307°..20’ - 309°..40’ - 312°..30’Mount Macedon West Rock 317°Do Do --- Do End 317°..18’Do Hummock 319° 36’Do. East extreme 326° 6’Round Hill East extreme 328°Flag staff observatory 355° 18’Range to the north of the Eastern Ranges high pt. 72 °Eastern Range. highest point of Extremes 83°..45’ & 93°..12’


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BLACK 79 1154 97.jpg Dr House Parsons House FawknerNW cornerTown of Melbourne103 54 103° 55’60° 53’16° 20’ BaseTrue BgHighest Pt of Mt Macedon L 332° 55’ 333 3/4Mt Blackwood 306 . 45Variation in Port Phillip.At Point Nepean with 5 needles 8°07’ EasterlyAt Point Henry Geelong 3 needles 8°..09 – “At Williams Town 15 needles 8°..45 – “ Position of the Jetty at latter Long 6° 19’ 14” W. of Sydney Fort Macquarie. Latitude 37°..51’..11” S -Magnetic Bearing of Mt Macedon (highest point) from Station Peak N 3°..20’ East considering the compression of the Earth as 1/386 the length of a degree of latitude in Latitude 45 will be 59’ 90211 and that of a Mile in Latitude 38° - is 6072 feet Latitude of Station Peak 37°..56’..42” SSigned J. L. Stokes S. LieuttH. M. S. BeagleHobson’s BayFeby. 20th 1839.Latitude 37° 56’ 55” Variation 8° 6’ Eby Mr Tyers observations


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BLACK 79 1154 98.jpg 13th Febuary [ sic ] 1839 – Received from Mr Smythe Plan and Descriptions of Suburban allotments at Geelong – Memo. To reserve opposite the Town – Trand to Sydney in March.15th Feby. Mr Nutt received the full complement of Men (7). he wished to exchange a Draft Horse for a Riding Horse!4th April [ March – struck out ] Sent by Kate Vessel a plan of Melbourne & proposed South Melbourne18th September 1843. Station Peak Elevation 13’ & 14’ Bearing 244° 4 ½’1st Hill Do Zero Bearing 7.. 54 ½2nd “ - - - - - Do ---- 9..173rd “ - - - - - - Do --- 10..18Mount Blackwood Elen. 30’ - - Do - 46° 30’Hill 63°Mount Macedon Elevation 48’ Do Do West Extreme Do 72°..31 - 72° 57’Do Do Hummock - - - 75°..17Do Do -------------- 77.. 6Hill at the East end - - - - 83°Observatory Flag staff Elevn 50’ Do 110° 46 1/2’


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BLACK 79 1154 99.jpg 18393rd January left Melbourne with Mr Kemp. 11 Men, 2 Drays, 1 Cart, 8 Govt Horses.5th January. Detached Mr Kemp to survey the branches of the Salt Water River - He was furnished with 5 Men, 3 Horses 1 Dray, 1 Pack Saddle. &c. &c7th January. Hail storm. the night previous a white frost.8th Encamped under Mount Macedon, surveyed do –9th Ascended Mount Macedon –10th Surveying towards Campaspe River - 12th Showery weather13th Encamped at Mr Ebden's station - the day sultry and hotA chestnut coloured Horse broke his Tether and escaped towards the Goulburn River - supposed to have made it to Mr Hawdon’s Station.30th January. Returned to Melbourne from the Survey of the Campaspe and Coliban River, of the Chain of Ponds -This month has been very stormy, some frosts and during the day remarkably hot. The fires had destroyed the pasture.9th February - Wm Kingstone returned from the Goulburn, after an ineffectual search for the Chestnut coloured Horse broke away from Mr Ebden's Station on 13th January 1839 -


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BLACK 79 1154 100.jpg Saturday at latter end of OctoberProceeded with Seven Men, 5 Horses, 1 dray, 1 Cart &c to Survey. Head of Yarra Rivulet - At the junction of Merri Creek, with the Yarra Yarra River. Saw a Man of the name of Tims, erecting a Hut for Mr Darke, although Mr D- was directed to return him to the Roads.Messrs Nutt and Kemp joined me, they were directed to survey a Creek running through a swamp - Mr Nutt placed the Watercourse, 1st on one side, then on the other side of the track he seemed dubious, on which side it should be placed and had much difficulty to plot his own work. He miscalculates the area of the land he measured - Mr Kemp traced another branch, he made a mistake the first day, and corrected it the second - He calculated the areas correctly - It is to be regretted the Deputy Surveyor General should send me such inexperienced Men -
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BLACK 79 1154 101.jpg 17th. Reported Mr S--- to the Dy Sr Gl not having any assistance whatever – His constant visits to the Settlement. August Sent Tracings of Surveys to Surveyor General denoting different Surveys11th. September – Saw Mr Darkes Encampment on my marked Lands. Suburban allotments – He went there on 8th Inst. no business whatever.15th September – Reported to the Dy. Sr. Gl. that Mr Darke had ample time to produce the subdivisions of the Sections in the Parish of Jika Jika. 20th Septr. Had some conversation with Captn. Lonsdale on the Report of the Sloth of the Department.21st. September Mr Darke encamped in the same place as he was on 8th Inst.Memo. The Edward sailed 20th August [ ?? ]Kate ------ 4th AugustD’Arcy’s Geelong Plans –22nd Septr 1838.Gave Mr Darke instructions to survey Monee Monee Ponds to complete Survey.1st October called at the office, and informed me he had not done it – but intended to do it – informed him it was now unnecessary as I had been to the place and surveyed it – on Wednesday 26th Septr-


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BLACK 79 1154 103.jpg [ Map Notations ][ Margin note illegible, possibly: Government Road Reserve ]Barwon RiverReserve 90 yds 90 yds101° 15’ 150 150 10 chains 10 chainsTown of GeelongRange


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BLACK 79 1154 107 .jpg 16th April. Mr Asst. Surveyor Butler arrived in the Settlement17th do. Sr. Surveyor Stapylton -------------------- Do19th Mr Butler sailed by the Conway Man of War Captn. Bethune25th April Mr Asst Sr Smythe transmitted a Plan of Geelong.8th May – Transmitted by overland Post Mr Smythes Plan of Geelong10th May. Travelled to Williams Town to mark out the Town, replace Corner Poles &c cut a Trench round the 4 Sections and restaked it, the Stakes being removed.18th May. Returned to Melbourne.4th June Saw Captn. Lonsdale in company with Dr Cussons and informed Captn. L---- that a Plan of the Drains was ready for inspection. He stated he had nothing to do with them although he undertook the Roads, at the request of Sr Rd Bourke in my presence.Ford near Mr GardinersTo send Plan of Burial GrdTo write on the RoadsGood if made any where, in their natural state full of holes & water and difficult to travelTo request to be furnished with Copy of all Plans being necessary for Port Philip OfficeState of the Streets of Melbourne[ illegible ]by the employment for them.[ Sketch Map Notations ][ ?? ] stake Pretty page N 127 – 2 ch Stake NE corner of Burial Ground30 chainsHoward Lonsdale Street No 11 Howard Town Melbourne Queen Street


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BLACK 79 1154 108.jpg February 183821st. Sent a Requisition to Captn. Lonsdale to have dray repaired, also to be informed when Mr Smythes Dray to be finished, left latter end of last year at the Wheelwright’s Shop by desire of Captn Lonsdale. no answer returned –26th. Received Mr Smythe’s Dray repaired1st March. Received the Keys and possession of an office & Store2nd Do --- Received from the Commissariat Salt Beef and Pork13th March. Transmitted the Plan which was left behind on 8th Feby by the Sarah for Sydney – Mr Darkes Dray retd. 3 weeks in reps.20th March. Proceeded by the Ranger (Revenue Cutter) Captn. Scott to Point Henry and Geelong to examine the site for a Town. No Water at Do. Returned.26th March. Issued to Mr Smythe’s Party 38 lb 2 oz of Pork 6 Frocks, 6 Shirts – 6 Trowsers – 6 Pr. of Boots [ 366 lb Salt Beef – struck out ]1 Cask cong 304 Due 62 lbs.28th Do 1 Pair of Shoes to a man of Mr Smythe returned from Hospital31st March Drew from D. A. C. G. Howard the following Provisions360 lbs of flour, 240 Fresh Meat 7 ½ Tea 7 ½ Tobacco 37 ½ Sugar7 ½ Salt 3 ¾ Soap. Rations for myself and seven men from 1st to 30th April 1838.Messrs – Darke and MacArthur arrived at Melbourne.Also from 1 April. 30 full Rations of Forage for my Horse.


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BLACK 79 1154 109.jpg Memorandum - Letter from Dy Sr Gl dated 31st July 18371st No 3741st. A Register in which you should enter the receipt of all Letters from the Department.2nd A Register as above for all the Letters received by you from the Government on the subject of Stores.3rd A register as above of all Letters received by you from Individuals.4th A Letter Book in which should be entered and indexed all Letters addressed by you to me.5th A Letter Book as above for all Letters to the Government.6th A Letter Book as above for all Letters addressed to individuals.7th A sort of Journal or Note Book in which should be entered the particulars of any conversation or interview with individuals which may be of sufficient importance to note. the movements of yourself and those under you &c &c &c.8th A Cash Book in which you should note all expenditures and receipts of money circumstances arise to render such accounts necessary.


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BLACK 79 1154 110.jpg 1st January 1938. Drew from D. A. C. G. Howard Rations for myself and Seven Men from 1st to 31st Jany - inclusively. 2nd 3 & 4th Drawing Map.5th Writing Letters. 6th. Copying Rough Drafts of Letters in Letter Books fair, from 9th March 1837.7th – Sunday8 ___9 ___Copying Rough Letters into Book 16 --- Received an Order from Police Magistrate to order Mr Darke to interfere with duty he had no business with - Refused. 24th --- Mr Darke went to Sydney by the James Watt (Steamer) Recd notifn of Leave 29th to return immedy8th February. Transmitted to the Surveyor General a Map of the neighbour of Melbourne contg 90,477 Acres with Descriptions and References. The vessel sailed away without it.15th February. Proceeded up the Yarra Yarra River at a place called Billanook a fine portion of Country, distant from Melbourne about 40 miles in a NE direction - The Country to the North East appears open about 30000 acres of good Land, the Country from the Yarra Rivulet is a barren stringy bark scrub 20 miles - there is an interval of 3 or 4 miles of forest Ground which appears to trend towards the Yarra Rivulet. good soil, but scarce of water. 19th. February. Returned from Billanook


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BLACK 79 1154 111.jpg [Margin notes are actually spillover from the adjacent page] of Leave April Keeping Memo. To lay out two Blocks of allotments at [ ??Corio?? ] on each side of streets to extend towards Messrs Fisher and Thompson’s on the Barwin River To commence 100 yards from high water mark. The main Street to include the Ravine opposite Mr Ruskers Store – Also to make a Reserve at the junction of the Mourabul River with the Barwin on both sides Buckley’s falls & the large basin next to it – To shew the Plan of the Ground] for half a mile wide from the main street towards Mr Fishers’ house – The adjoining Parishes to be immediately laid out –23rd March Examined Point Henry for a Town not in the least eligible, there being no Water whatever The swamps as delineated on Mr Grimes Surveys, being Salt water Swamps and now perfectly dry.


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BLACK 79 1154 112.jpg Mr Darkes Party -Name Sentence Country Trade Religion year of arrival ShipJohn Reeves 7 Warwick Groom Protestant 1836 MoffattJames Clark 7 London Painters Boy Do Do DoJames Luff 7 Do Postman Do Do Do William Bone life Do Labourer Do Do Do George Timms 14 Ely, Cams Bargeman Do Do Do Joseph Gutheridge 7 Warwick Farmers Servt Do Do DoJohn Tedderman 7 Norwich Groom Do Do DoMr Butlers Party arrived 16th April 1838William Castles Life Oxfordshire Groom Protestant 1831 Aria (9)Timothy [ John – struck out ] Connor Life Middlesex London Labourer Do 1825 England (Ticket [ of Leave April) - next page ] John Radford Life Cy. Chester Do. Do 1821 SpekeRichd Stevens 14 years Ireland Do Catholick NeptuneWillm Kingston Life Do. Protestant 1829 Richard Curtis Life Do Do 1827 HoughbyThomas Walker 14 Years Wakefield Yorkshire Corn Miller Do. 1835 Lady Nugent (Office [ Keeper) – next page ]
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BLACK 79 1154 113.jpg arrival ShipRoyal Charlotte become free 1st March 1838MoffattDoAmericaLady Harwood[ Next two entries swapped as per arrows on original: ]Prince George 1835Lady McNaughton 1837 John Obrien absconded 28th Decr.MoffattRosleyn CastleMoffattDoDoDoDo
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BLACK 79 1154 114.jpg 4th December 1837. Mr Hoddle’s PartyName Sentence Country Religion Trade Year ofThomas Richardson 14 years Westmorland Protestant Labourer 1825Robert Haylock 7 Cambridge Do Do 1836John Ashman 7 Bath Do Do 1836George Nott 14 Bristol Do Do 1829Richard Rowland 14 London Do Do 1831Charles Durent 7 Hertford Do Do 1835John OBrien 7 Dublin Catholic Do 1837Mr D’Arcy’s PartyJames Howes 7 Norfolk Protestant Do 1836John Oakley 7 Ireland Cy [Down – struck out] Do Do 1832Bransbury Fox 7 Norfolk Do Do 1836Walter Bate Life Cornwall Do Do 1836William Todd 7 Norfolk Do Do 1836Willm Shields 7 Berwick upon Tweed Presbyterian Do 1836Thos Leahy 7 Tipperary Catholic Shoemaker 1836
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BLACK 79 1154 115.jpg Suny 26 November - Two of Mr Wright’s Sheep in the Govt. PaddockW 29 Do. The whole flock there, notwithstanding the Notice given to Mr W and the shepherd. Th 30 Do - - - Thermometer 56 degrees at noon high winds and showery.Mr Smythe arrived at Melbourne on 28th November 1837. To be attached to the Department from 1st December.12 December Mr Smyth - equipped for the Field 3 horses 7 men &c.Furnished with 17 days Rations exclusive of what was previously drawn - The whole Party rationed to the end of the Month.


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BLACK 79 1154 116.jpg 1837Memo. 24th November. Mr Assist. Surveyor Darke from MarchWood’s Creek & Rr. 9 ½ 5 milesSurvey of Yarra Yarra River - - - 12 miles Running milesSection lines - - - 27 ½ Remarking Section lines 8 ¾ Total 107 ¾ + 14 miles 121 ¾previous to March – 60 and the Govrs arrivalalso taking Levels of the Town of Melbourne a months dutyMr Assist Surveyor D’Arcy previous to March 90 milesfrom March to November - - - - - 80 milesTotal 170 Running miles


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BLACK 79 1154 117.jpg Slop Cloathing – ExpendedIssued to Mr D’Arcy 7th June14 Parramatta Frocks14 Do. Trowsers14 - - - - - ShirtsMr Darke 4th Septr. 7 Parramatta Frocks – 7 Trowsers – 7 ShirtsMr Hoddle’s Party 8 Do. Do. 8 Do. 8 Do. 2 Blankets1st August 8 Pair of Boots to Richardson.7 November Mr Hoddles Party. 5 Duck Trowsers5 Do Frocks6 Pr of Boots 1 Pr on hand2 Parramatta Frocks2 Do. Trowsers5 ShirtsMr Darkes Party 4th December 7 Do7 Frocks7 Pr of TrowsersOn December in Store12 Blankets 24 Frocks32 Pr. of Boots 22 Trowsers37 Shirts5th Feby 1838 Issued to Mr Hoddle’s Party 6 Pr of BootsDo. to Mr Darke’s Party 6 Pr of Boots8th Feby. to Mr Smyth’s Party 4 Pr. + 2 in Hand28th


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BLACK 79 1154 118.jpg Slop Cloathing - ReceivedFrom Mr Russell 7th June 183741 Parramatta Frocks 5 Pr. Duck Trowsers39 Do. Trowsers 5 --- Do Frocks59 - - - - - - Shirts 25 Pr. BootsFrom James Watt Steamer12th July 183714 - - - - Frocks14 - - - - Trowsers14 - - - - - Shirts21 Pr of Boots14 Blankets1917


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BLACK 79 1154 119.jpg 27th November – Required from Dy Ast. Comt. Gl. Howard &c372 lbs of flower 240 lbs fresh meat 7 ¾ lbs Tea 39 ¾ lbs Sugar 73/4 Tobacco 3 14/16 lbs Soap – for myself and seven Men from 1 Decr to 31st. Decr. 1837 inclusiveDecember 1837. Required from Dy. A. Com. Gl. Howard in charge of H.M. Magazine at Port Phillip the undermentioned Provisions being Rations for Mr Smythe and Seven Men from the 1st to the 31st December 1837 inclusive372 lbs of Flour - 120 lbs of Fresh Meat 40 lbs Salt Pork 64 lbs Salt Beef 7 ¾ Tea. 38 ¾ lb Sugar. 7 ¾ lbs Tobacco. 3 lb – 14 oz Soap.3d Feby. Required &c. being Rations for myself and 11 men (5 men belongg to Mr Darkes Party)504 lbs of Flour - 336 lbs fresh meat - 10 ½ lbs Tea - 52 ½ lbs Sugar - 10 ½ lbs Tobacco. 10 ½ lbs Salt - 5 ¼ Soap. from 1st Feby to 28th Feby. 1838 inclusive (6 of Mr Darkes men drew)48 Rations on hand.2nd March. Drew Rations for myself and 12 men ( 6 of Mr Darkes from 2nd March to 31st March. 585 lbs of Flour 390 lbs of Meat 12 lbs 3 oz Tea 60 lb 15 oz Sugar 12 lb 3 oz Tobacco 6”1 ½ Soap 12”3 Salt.Also received from the Commisssariat Salt Beef 6356 lbsSalt Pork 666 ¼ lbsCasks 24Iron Hoops 128


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BLACK 79 1154 120.jpg 6th October – Michael Walsh per Rl. Admiral. returned into Govt. for Idleness.Mr Darke desired to remark Section lines that differed from mine his chain being too long --- He expressed his surprise at my being so particular --- I pointed out to him the length of time he took in executing my orders – He stated he was still very weak from his late illness. !!!21st October. Memo. Captn. Lonsdale borrowed a Horse named Blutcher on the 15th October, which he states broke from his Tether near a stock station of Mr Hawdon’s South side of Yarra Yarra River – Mr Gardiners Stock Keeper brought him to me several days afterwards.1 Novr. 83 Allotments sold in the Town of Melbourne for £3543 – Deposits paid £354..6s – Commission £53..2s..10d9th November Mr D’Arcy sent Plans of Burwon, Yarowe, Mourabul. Total at 80 miles (80 by Trace) Do has been here about a year, Total 170 miles Surveyed.


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BLACK 79 1154 121.jpg 1 Horse in lieu of one drownedMemo. 7th June Issued to Mr D-Arcy 14 Suits of Slops (7 Men)1st August. Issued to my Party consisting of Eight Men Eight Suits of Slops 1 Man since turned into Barracks. IdleRequired from Mr Skene Craig &c from 1st September to 30th for myself and Seven Men 360 lbs of Flour – 56 lbs of Beef 115 lbs Salt Pork 7 8/16 lbs Tea 37 8/16 Sugar 7 8/16 Tobacco – Soap 3 12/16 lbs R H. 29 Augt 18374th Septr. Issued to Mr Darke 7 shirts – 7 Pair of Trowsers 7 Frocks – (1 Horse in lieu of one taken away by a Man broke from Gaol was seen to cross the Goulburn30th Septemr. Required from Mr Skene Craig &c. Rations for myself and seven Men from 1st October to 31st October 1837. 372 lbs Flour 112 lbs Beef 40 lbs Salt Pork 64 lbs Salt Beef [ 120 lb Salt Pork 56 lbs Beef – struck out ] 7 ¾ lb Tea 39 ¾ Sugar 73/4 lbs Tobacco 3 14/16 Soap.31st October. Required from Mr Skene Craig &c. from 1st to 30th Novr. myself and seven Men. 360 lbs of Flour. 240 lbs Fresh Meat [ 75 lbs of Pork 120 lbs of Beef – struck out ] 7 ½ lbs Tea 37 1/2. Sugar [ 7 ½ lbs Tobacco – struck out ] 9th Novr. R. 15 lbs from Dy. Asst. Commr. Gl. Howard. 3 ¾ lbs of Soap.


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BLACK 79 1154 122.jpg 1837. 9th. Drawing Plan of the Town of MelbourneJune 10th Marking Government Reserve in the Town of Melbourne 4 miles. also measured one mile North from Batman's Hill to fix Section Llines.11th Sunday30th June. Drew from Mr Skene Craig the following Provisions for myself and seven Men from 1st July to 31 July 1837 inclusively.372 lbs of Flour. 120 lbs Salt Pork. 56 lbs Beef. 7 lb 12 oz of Tea 39 lbs 12 oz Sugar 7 lbs 2 oz Tobacco. and 3 lbs 14 oz of Soap.Melbourne 8th July. Drew for one Man from 5th July to 31st July inclusively40 1/2 Flour 16 14/16 Pork 13 1/2 oz Tea 4-3 1/2 Sugar 13 1/2 oz Tobacco 6 ¾ oz Soap.Melbourne 13 July 1837Required for myself and eight (8) Men from 1st Augt to 31st Augt inclusively&c &c. 418 1/24 flour 174 5/16 Pork 8.11 1/2 Tea 439 1/2 Sugar Soap 45 ¾ 8 11 ½ Tobacco. Pr ---135 --- = 39 6oz Beef 63 lbs


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BLACK 79 1154 123.jpg [ Visible text on following page: ] 1 horse in lieu of one drowned2 & 3d Writing Accounts of Sale &c –4th Sunday5th Monday – Writing to the three asst Surveyors to bring their Journals or Reports of Progress – Plans7th June . Received from Mr Russell his Equipment – 6 Men – 3 Horses8th June – Received Rations from Commissariat – Melbourne Port Phillip 8th June 1837Required from Mr Skene Craig Commissariat Clerk in charge of H. M. Magazine at Port Phillip the undermentioned Provisions being Rations for myself and one Man from the 30th May to the 7th June inclusive, and myself and 7 men from the 8th to the 30th June 1837 inclusively303lbs – Three hundred and three pounds of Flour82 8/16 + 8 12/16 – 91 4/16 Ninety one & a quarter pounds of Salt Pork56 – Fifty six - pounds [ of – struck out ] Beef6 5/16 – Six and five sixteenth pounds of Tea31 9/16 Thirty one and nine sixteenth pounds of Sugar6 5/16 Six and five sixteenth pounds of tobacco3 5/32 Three and five thirty two pounds of SoapRobert HoddleSurveyor- Received from Mr Skene Craig Commissariat Clerk in charge of H. M. Magazine at Port Phillip the undermentioned quantities of Provisions. Viz (303) Three hundred and three pounds of Flour &c


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BLACK 79 1154 124.jpg Saturday 20th May 1837. Left Port Jackson in the Revenue Cutter Prince George Captn Roach. for Port Phillip. cleared the Heads about 4 oClock P.M. 23rd Put into Twofold Bay - The Wind adverse –Two Fold Bay - A snug harbour to run into in case of adverse Wind Fresh Water about 1 1/2 miles -- A Cattle Establishment of Dr Finlay who ships Cattle and Sheep for Hobart Town.Wednesday 24th Left Two Fold Bay at 12 oClock. The Wind East and fine Weather. Hauled the line but caught few fish.Saturday 27th. Steering towards Rodondo Island abreast of Wilson’s Promontory. Drizzling RainSunday 28th. Arived at Port Phillip.Tuesday 30th. Landed at MelbourneWednesday 31Thursday 1st June 1837. Selling 100 Allotments Town of Melbourne 7 Allotments Williams Town Sum Total £3842 - 107 Allotts


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BLACK 79 1154 125.jpg Point Gellibrand Variation 7°.49’ seven other places 7°.54’ Do - Nepean do - 7° 58’ Mr Pope Master of H. M. S. RattlesnakeAccording to Captn KingPoint Gellibrand Latitude 37° 53’ 9” Variation 8° 57’ 52”Extreme Point 37 53’ 35” Do 8° 51’ 6”Captn Bethune -------- [ Captn Drinkwater Do – struck out ] 8° 51’ 31” Settlement7th April arrived within the Heads of Port Jackson from Port Phillip which I left on 31st March 1837.


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BLACK 79 1154 126.jpg [Map notations]BeachPort Phillip21st March 1837Williams TownGellibrands PointNelsons PlaceReserve, Reserve, ReserveThomson StAnn StreetSW Reserve, SW, South West


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BLACK 79 1154 127.jpg [ Map Notations ]Spencer StreetLonsdale StreetCattle PastureBourke StreetReserve for Public BuildsCollins StreetFlinders StreetKing StreetChurchWilliam StreetHospitalMarket PlaceCustomsBasinFallsQueen StreetTo be mdMelbourneElizabeth StreetTo be mdReserveMarshall HutSwanston StreetTo be markedReserveCourt Reserve [ Overwritten ]Court House GaolRussel Street


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BLACK 79 1154 128.jpg [ Map Notations ]Stephen Street Spring Street1000 Stakes100 Poles50 BoardsTo Reserve a Market PlaceCourt House & JailChurchPublic OfficesEach Allotment contains 76 Perches[ Rotated text ] By cuts Captn. Robsons New buildingcrossed fenceCrossing Place East of Batman’s House 3 ½ Acres East of fence


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BLACK 79 1154 129.jpg [ Left Margin note: ] These angles taken by a Circumferenter on Batman’s Hill – 22nd March 1837.[ Right Margin note: ] These last bearings the most correct the Circumferenter used at first not properly levelled centre Anaka Yurdham 255 1/3 255° 55’Hill on line with the South side of Morass Bearing N 274 ½ 274° 40’Hill North of 279° 278°Another Hill North of 281° 50’ 281° 25’Do Do 283° 20’ 282° 10’N 290° 48’ Mount Blackwood (supposed to be Mount Macedon) so named by Major Mitchell 291° 1/2 291° South West end of Middle Range 296° 40’Hill West end of Do - - - Do 302° 1/2 Highest summit of Mount Elizabeth 308° 307° 45’ Query Do Aitken 310° 1/2 310° Tree on Holden’s Hill 310° 40’ 310° 25’Mount King 313° 5’ 313°East end of Middle Range 318° 16’ 317° West end of Mount Macedon in line with Bluff end 317° 20’ East end of Morass 318° 317° 20’ Bluff end of Mount Macedon 320° 20’ 319° 20’ East end Do - - - Do - - - - 322° 1/3East end of Alexander’s Range 327° ½Villimanarta - - - - - - 244° 52’ 245°North end of En. Range 83 30 )South end of Do 92° 30’)[ bracketed ] ) highest Point[ plus some calculations ]


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BLACK 79 1154 131.jpg To have a Storeroom attached to Office – or the Office to be near a SentryTo write to Messrs Russel and D’Arcy to complete the Survey a little above Indented Head. and afterwards [ to – struck out ] return to survey the Creeks that are permanent Waters.Memo – 13th March 1837 – To state to the Governor, that my name is omitted in the list of Commissioners of Crown Lands, which omission will prevent me acting – To have a copy of the Acts of Council on the subjectTo Do Do King’s Instructions – outline of S – South end of Eastern Range 94°1/2N – North end of - - Do - Do - Do - - - - 84°Parson’s House Chimney 34°. 50’Mt Macedon Bluffs - - - - 317°bottom of Do - - - - - - - - 316°Villamanarta (Station Peak) 244°. 50’L 72°. 24’ between Villamanarta or Station Peak and Bluff end of Mt Macedon49 – 1077 – 20x L 126 30(between Mt Macedon& N end of E Range3603174335 2078 20


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BLACK 79 1154 132.jpg 9th March. To call upon Mr Russel for the Letter Book or Books, being public Property - To report what Equipment are in use & their state. Instruments, &c. What is further required? – And what stores are not in use, and a list of the whole of the Equipment Instruments, Stationery and where deposited and in whose charge. To be regular in the monthly Report of Progress – A Clerk and Office Keeper.The Parties have twenty Men – Mr D’Arcy’s Man has dis=appeared. To ask Mr Darke for a large Camel Hair pencil to paint the Boards10th March – Received a Note from a Governor suggesting that the Sections on both sides the Yarra West of the Reserve should be first sold –Memo. To make a Requisition for such articles as will be reqd. for an office – Desk, Stools, IronChests, Books &c Stationery. Printed forms8 men. 6 oxen. Tongue Dray, Cart. Harness Cask to hold 300 lbs.


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BLACK 79 1154 133.jpg Mount Dromedary West End N 318° ) Do East Do N 322° ) Supposed to be Mount Blackwood 292 Monowang ) Highest Point of Middle Range N 308 ½ ) Mountain on Plain - - - - - N 275 1/3 ) Station Peak or Villemanarta - N 245° ) Anneka Ywham N 255 ¾ [ Bracketed ] ) 7 March 1837 ) Taken North side of hill next to Batmans House with Circumferenter ) Artificial Horizon for Captn King 9th March. The Governor and party left Port Phillip for the Interior – Received a memorandum to report the work done by the (3) Asst. Surveyors at Port Phillip, to be accompanied by such Plans as can be obtained from them. To draw up a detailed Report of the course I would propose to take for the early accomplishment of such a Portion of the district to the West and North of Melbourne as would enable the Govt. to offer sections for sale. To report what further Equipment [ would – struck out ] will be required for a Surveyor and three Assistants.


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BLACK 79 1154 134.jpg March 4th From ford East side of Batman’s fence N 332° - To commence 50 yds to the East of Batman’s fence. to continue so as to pass near the Burial Ground, than the line walked over with his ExcellencyMemo. 7th March. Mr Russel to trace to Indented Head. Afterwards to trace the Creek upwards from the Settlement and complete the West side in order to commence the Section lines – Mr Russel to complete the angles necessary to fix the running Survey – The Harbour where I anchored in the Rattlesnake to be surveyed – a copy of the Plan of the Town to be left with the Commandant Captn Lonsdale 8th March. Mr Russel to return to his Duties at GilongMr Darke to assist me in the Survey of the TownMessrs Russel DArcy and Darke to make a return of the state of the Equipments. Instruments &c Stores –I am to fix the stations necessary to verify the Surveying doneThe Streets of the Town to be 1 ½ chains in width – the lines to be as pointed out by the Governor. The Boards to be painted black the names of the Streets to be chalked for the present Boards 2 feet by 6 inches


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BLACK 79 1154 135.jpg from Swan St N 206° to Nepean Point for Light houseN 293° to 10 chains Point of Site for House Avenue to be cut towards Nepean Point & BoatN 159° to 10ch Station on Swan PointN 3° to Tree Point [ to Tree Point – struck out ] 3 ½ milesThe Sites to be on West side of clear sand near North end about 50 yds from Coast on riseMemo. 3d March Marked an oak ↑ about 2 chains from the Beach & 28 chains East from Store – opposite anchorage for a Reserve, to be surveyed - Land to be marked SW – The East to be laid out in allotments for SaleMarked a second tree oak or Casuarina on both sides Bg N 105 to 1st md Tree about 8 chains from Hut or Store Bg N 284°marked a third Tree oak next to Hut 2nd Tree Bg N 101° at 8 chainsmarked a 4th Tree do. same bearing distant 6 chains 2 Huts between – about 2 chains from Beach. 5th Tree nearly same line about 10 chains6th Tree Bg N 337° at 10 chains - 5 from BeachMr Russel to Survey the Point above the Wharf near where the 6th Tree is marked – Gellibrand Point


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BLACK 79 1154 136.jpg overtake him, on account of the leaky state of the Boat.2d March – Anchored at Port Phillip – Had not more than 2 feet Water to spare on crossing point of Shoal. In bad weather a great swell. Boats would have great difficulty in landing opposite the anchorage no fresh water.3d March. Rode over Gellibrand Point in order to fix sites for Allotments and Reserve at Point4th March – Left the Ship and encamped at the Settlement of Port PhillipReceived Orders from the Governor to take charge of the Department there. Accompanied the Governor round the Settlement.5th – Sunday – Gave Thomas Richardson an order upon the Commisst for a Weeks Rations.9th – Thursday. The Governor and Suite left Melbourne, the name of the Town of Port Phillip for the Interior – He left me a memorandum of Instructions.10th Suggested it would be desirable to commence marking the Sections from the West of Melbourne Reserve on both sides of the Yarra River.Drew Rations for myself from 4th March to 31st March 1837 Inclusive


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BLACK 79 1154 137.jpg SSW 20 miles23rd Opposite Cape Howe. The weather cloudy. The Wind contrary spoke a ship Lady Macnaughton from Ireland. the Typhus Fever on board - 37 dead – Emigrants – Sent the Asst Surveyor with supplies –24th Confined to my Cot with sickness. The wind contrary.25th. The wind contrary – Oh the curse of Holy Stones on board at day break – the that a worn out day of sea sickness would sleep – The Sea was never made for Landsman…Some consolation: many worse than myselfThermometer average 60 degrees.26th Sunday The Men and Marines paraded. Wind contrary27th Opposite Kent Group of Islands His Ey communicative28th Do. Wilsons Promontory – fixed Crocodile RockDined with Captn Hobson. a dull meeting –March 1st The morning moist. Arthurs Seat in sight. Layed to off Port Phillip for Two Hours on account of the strong Tide rushing out of the Entrance. Anchored within Nepean Point, where his Excellency got into another Boat and was unable to


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BLACK 79 1154 138.jpg 1837 Monday 20th Febuary. Accidently met a friend who told me the Governor was to embark at 4 oclock P.M. for Port Phillip. I was informed by the Governor that I was to be ready by the 15 Instt. not having heard I waited to receive Instructions. The Dy Sr Gl told me he had nothing to do with me, that I was to receive Instructions from the Governor - I was promised a Cabin, but was obliged to sleep in a Cot next the Gun Room - a Pretty Burth for the representative of the Sr Gl The excuse was there was no time to complete one. Captn. Hobson of [ the - struck out ] H. M. S. Rattlesnake 28 Guns appologized for my want of accommodation. On board His Excellency Sir R Bourke & [ ??] Captn Hunter Military Secretary. H. C. Holden Private Secretary. Lt Richards 1st Lieutt. Lt Henry. Lt Symonds Mr Poke Master Dr King Surgeon. Mr Brown Purser21st The Governor & Suite embarked, sailed about 12 oClock. In the evening felt Sea Sick - At Day break The Tower of Babel, [ ?? ].22nd Opposite Pigeon House Jervis Bay. A breeze. Decks &c. His Excellency introduced me to Captn Hobson. Sea sick.


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BLACK 79 1154 139.jpg The Water Holes – Monee Monee1st Creek Merri ) Yarra Yarra2nd do. Darebin )3rd Do. called the Plenty River which those named the Yarra RivuletsPort Phillip Journal.also Surveys from 4th March 1837 to Elgars & Unwins Special Surveys 5120 acres each Surd.


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BLACK 79 1154 2 small.jpg Equivalents Forage allowances for each horse: one half for a BullockMaize, Barley, or Oats - 8lbs = 4/12 )Bran - - - - - - - - - 4 = 2/12)Oats or cultivated grass hay 12 = 5/12)Wheat Straw ----------- 4 = 1/12)[Bracketed:] EquivalentsRation of Provision for each Person attached to Surveying Parties 1 1/2lb of wheat per diem 20 per cent of bran taken from flour1lb of Fresh or Salt Beef; or 10 ounces of Salt Pork in lieu1/2 oz Tea - 2 1/2 oz Tobacco. 1/2 oz Tobacco . 1/4 oz soap1837


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BLACK 79 1154 1 small.jpg No 1 in No 19 SectionNo 18 in Section No 14 Corn of Bourke & William Street Good Prospects.No 8 in Sect No 3No 1 in Sect No 4(bracketed as) corner of Flinders S and Queen StreetNo 1 in Section No 9 corner of Bourke Street and William StreetNo 2 & 3 in Sectn No 13 Bourke StreetNo 16 17 18 & 19 in No 8 Sectn in Swanston & Bourke StreetNo 1 & 8 in Sectn No 5 Corner Elizabeth & Swanston StreetThe whole front No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 & 8 Flinders Street 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 & 8 King & William Streets - Speculation good.[Plus 13 lines apparently of figures and abbreviations, mostly illegible]
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