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Bush camp at Gobanna, 30 September 1860.

Original items held at the State Library of Victoria, SLV MS13071, Box 2082/4, Item d.
Victorian Exploring Expedition Records, Dispatches sent by members of the VEE to the EC.
Ludwig Becker's second report, Gambana, 30 September 1860.
Manuscript, handwritten in ink on blue foolscap paper, 5 pages.

 

This postscript accompanied Becker's Second Report which included six sketches. It was sent to Melbourne with Professor Neumayer from Gambanna on 30 September 1860.

  © La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria - www.slv.vic.gov.au 6. Near our camp at Spewah, Sep. 12
  © La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria - www.slv.vic.gov.au 7. Wakool River, near Talbets
  © La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria - www.slv.vic.gov.au 8. Women in mourning
  © La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria - www.slv.vic.gov.au 9. Watpipa the "Old Man", our guide on Sep. 24. 60  
  © La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria - www.slv.vic.gov.au 10. Sketch of route from Balranald to Scot's Station
  © La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria - www.slv.vic.gov.au 11. Section of the Wakool at Talbet's Punt

 

To Dr Macadam enclosing Second Report dated 30 September 1860-from 7 to 16 September.

Sir,

On the 10 of Sep. I had the honour to forward to you by post from Swan Hill my First Report, together with five sketches, and a bottle containing 3 snakes. As I have stated already we made Swan Hill on the 6th of September.

I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
Ludwig Becker.

Bush-Camp at Gobanna,
about 36 miles East from the
Darling. Sep. 30. 1860.

PS. Enclosed are six drawings, some of them awaiting explanation which shall be given in my next report. The shortness of my time at present prevented me from sending this time a larger account of my observations, which however will be remedied at Minindee, so God will.
L B.

 
     
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