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to the rocks, to deposit their eggs and raise their young.

On Saturday, October 10th, we at last made King Island[1], in the entrance of Bass's Straits, which we had anxiously looked out for the two preceding days; the wind being from the N.E. obliged us to stand within three miles of the island, which through the haze we observed to be moderately high and level, with three sandy hills nearly in the centre. The increasing breeze and lowering sky, which portended a coming gale, prevented our examing the island more minutely. Fortunately we stood, off in time to gain a sufficient offing before the gale com-

  1. Named after P. G. King, Esq. the present Governor of New South Wales.