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a small inlet, apparently connected with it, was also perceived. A few miles short of this, the ridge of hills turns suddenly from the shore, and sweeps round at the back of the lagoon, into which the waters running off the ridge appear to be received.

Flinders, p. 159.—"The view from the top of Mount Brown (at the head of Spencer's Gulf) was very extensive, its elevation being not less than three thousand feet; but neither rivers nor lakes could be perceived. In almost every direction the eye traversed over an uninterruptedly flat woody country; the sole exceptions being the ridge of mountains extending north and south, and the water of the gulf to the south-westward."

Mr. Westall also ascended Mount Brown, and reports that the land was flat, and well wooded, as far as the eye could reach.

Wherever Captain Flinders landed on the western shore of the head of the gulf traces of natives were seen. Mr. Brown, the naturalist, who accompanied Captain Flinders' expedition, found them even to a considerable height up the side of the mountain; and as Flinders remarks, "it would therefore seem that the country here is as well inhabited as most parts of Terra Australis."

The only persons from whom information relative to Yorke's Peninsula has been obtained are Captains Goold and Sutherland; the last of whom was Captain of the brig "Governor Macquarrie," and resided in the immediate neighbourhood for several months.

Captain Goold landed about 20 miles south of Point Riley to shoot kangaroos, while his boat was ordered to drop down along-shore. He saw two kangaroos and some emus, but did not succeed in taking any. Here he went about five miles inland through an open forest country, much of the same character as that of Boston Bay, but the timber not being quite so large. Wild