South Australian Burke Relief Expedition - 1861-1862
Letter from W O Hodgkinson to the Commissioner of Crown Lands (South Australia)
To The Honble.
I left the Depot Camp at Lake Buchanan on the 27th October, arriving at Blanch Water on the 4th Novr., and spelling there until my chart and diary were completed. I beg to transmit herewith, two leathern parcels, containing the relics of the Bourke Expedition, a chart of the Route Dispatches from Mr. McKinlay, nine sketches, and the diaries of Mr. McKinlay and myself.
I have obtained the rations I require, from Mr. Jacobs of Parallana, and shall lose no time in rejoining my Leader. A List of payments made per order for the articles obtained on a/c of the S.A.B.R.E. will be forwarded by me, previous to quitting the settled districts.