Saturday 1 October 1836

[, who arrived in South Australia on board the wrote. | Read source notes.]

Saturday, 1st. October.

Colonel returned early this morning without having discovered any river, but there are many creeks running inland from the Channel in some of which the water is brackish. We weighed immediately and ran back along the coast to the last stream we had passed on our passage up the Gulf. We came to about a mile from the mouth of it at ¼ to 4 p.m. Pullen and I went on shore in the gig – it was half flood and we crossed the bar and went about a quarter of a mile up – but the evening coming on and wind freshening from the S.W. with a heavy swell we made all haste on board. 8 p.m. – The wind has shifted suddenly to the N.N.W. and blows very fresh with heavy rain.

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