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by J.

The Argus
Melbourne.
Tuesday, 5 November 1861. Page 5.

To the Editor of the Argus.

Sir,
It is highly probable that the Royal Society of Victoria may now be disposed to erect some monument to the memory of those intrepid leaders of the exploration party whose remains lie entombed on the Victorian borders of that desert which they had twice triumphantly crossed. I beg to submit the following:


Mourn for the brave heroic souls

Who bore Victoria's flag to Carpentaria's shore,

Achieved the object of their country's pride.

And, left to fate by bungling savans, died.


 
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