branch. Two natives came down to us in a friendly manner, and seemed not to be unacquainted with Europeans. Their language differed somewhat from the Port-Jackson dialect; but with the assistance of signs, we were able to make ourselves understood. After sounding the entrance of Port Hacking in going out, and finding 8½ fathoms water, we steered N. E. by E. for Cape Solander; and the same evening Tom Thumb was secured along-side the Reliance in Port Jackson.
In this little expedition, I had no other means of ascertaining the situations of places than by pocket-compass bearings and computed distances % which was done as follows:
South lat. East Ion. o / o / Cliffy south extreme of Cape Solander, lies in 34 2,5 151 12 From thence to Port Hacking, a low curving 1 shore, mostly beach, lies S. W. b. W. 6 miles J Situation of Port Hacking 34 5,9 151 6 From Port Hacking to Watta-Mowlee ; low cliffs, s but rising gradually to the head of the cove ; [ +3,2 —1,6 S.S.W.si- miles - - «- J Situation of Watta-Mowlee 34 9,1 151 4,4 Thence to the end of steep cliffs, nearly straight ; 1 S.S.W. 4 i miles - - - J + 4 ' 2 -*' 1 To the end of coal cliffs, and commencement ofl Hat-Hill beach; mostly a high shore, some-] times cliffy, with small beaches at intervals ; f + &' — 2 >4* S. by W. 10 miles, - - I From thence to Red Point ; a curving sandy 1 beach with small rocky points ; S. $ E. 61 miles J + 6 ^ + 1 ' 1 Situation of Red Point 34 29,5 151 i~ From Red Pt. to the entrance of Tom Thumb's la- ] goon; a low, curving sandy beach; S.W. 5 miles J + 3,5 -4,3 Situation of the entrance to Tom Thumb's lagoon 34 33,0 - 150 56,7 Digitized by