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Contents of Vol. II.

             


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CHAPTER I. 
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Reflections on our difficulties—Commence the Retreat—Eyre's Creek— Pass the native well—Recross the Stony Desert—Find another well without water—Natives—Successful fishing—Value of sheep—Decide on a retreat—Propose that Mr. Browne should leave—His refusal to desert the party—Mr. Browne's decision—Prepare to leave the camp—Remarks on the climate—Again leave the Depôt—Singular explosion—Discover a large creek—Recurrence of sand ridges—Salt water lake—Again strike the Stony Desert—Attempt to cross it . 
CHAPTER II.  .. 
The horses—Ascend the hills—Irresolution and retreat—Horses reduced to great want—Unexpected relief—Try the Desert to the N.E.—Find water in our last well—Reach the creek—Proceed to the eastward— Plague of flies and ants—Surprise an old man—Sea-gulls and pelicans —Fish—Pool of brine—Meet natives—Turn to the N.E.—Cooper's Creek tribe, their kindness and appearance—Attempt to cross the plains—Turn back—Proceed to the northward—Effects of refraction —Find natives at our old camp and the stores untouched—Cooper's creek, its geographical position . . . . .  46 
CHAPTER III.  .. 
Continued drought—Terrific effect of hot wind—Thermometer bursts— Death of Poor Bawley—Find the stockade deserted—Leave Fort Grey for the Depôt—Difference of seasons—Migration of birds—Hot winds —Embarrassing position—Mr. Browne starts for Flood's Creek—Three bullocks shot — Commencement of the retreat—Arrival at Flood's Creek—State of vegetation—Effects of scurvy—Arrive at Rocky Glen —Comparison of native tribes—Halt at Carnapaga—Arrival at Cawndilla—Removal to the Darling—Leave the Darling—State of the river—Oppressive heat—Visited by Nadbuck—Arrival at Moorundi  88 
CHAPTER IV. 
Remarks on the season—Dry state of the atmosphere—Thermometrical observations—Winds in the interior—Direction of the ranges—Geological observations—Non-existence of any central chain—Probable course of the Stony Desert—Whether connected with Lake Torrens —Opinions of Captain Flinders—No information derived from the natives—The natives—Their personal appearance—Disproportion between the sexes—The women—Customs of the natives—Their habitations—Food—Language—Conclusion . . . .  122 

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