Swan Hill, 8 September 1860.
Original items held at the State Library of Victoria, SLV MS13071, Box 2082/4, Item c.
This postscript accompanied Becker's First Report and was read by Dr John Macadam, Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society of Victoria's Exploration Committee at the ordinary meeting of the Royal Society of Victoria, held on Monday, 17 September 1860 in the society's house, Victoria-street, at 7 o'clock. In the absence of His Excellency the Governor, the chair was taken by the mayor, Dr Eades.
Macadam also laid on the table three snakes presented by Dr Gummow, Swan Hill, transmitted by Dr Becker, and four sketches [should be five sketches]:
To Dr J Macadam MLA
PS. By this mail I have the honor to forward to you a bottle containing 3 snakes presented to the Museum by Dr Gommow of Swan Hill. The 2 larger snakes were found near Swan Hill on the Banks of the Murray, the small one in the Mallee Scrub, 40 miles from Swan Hill, but still in Victoria.
I have etc.
[Enclosed First Report dated 8 September 1860-from 19 August to 6 September]
(P.S.) Burke told me that when immediately attended to the things might reach me at Swan Hill before our leaving it.