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party back. They report that there are some very fine falls on Anderson's Creek at about a mile and a half from the sea, even better than those on the Stoney. This is our last day in camp, and is the first we have had without rain.
31/12/94. Up early packing, as we want to get a start by six. After climbing the first hill (Gentle Annie) we spell for a few minutes and then walk on ahead of the coach. The "Cartwheel Bird" is in great numbers, but though we can hear it all round, we cannot get a glimpse of it. We find the track pretty good on the whole, though heavy in parts, and we reach Mt. Sabine at noon. Remembering our little difficulties on the way down, we stop for dinner at the Halfway House (Mr. Spong's), and do great damage among the provisions.
After dinner we visit the trig. station, whence we obtain a very fine view over the plains (north), though it is rather interfered with by the heavy timber. We move on again after a bit of a spell and ride most of the rest of the way, the tediousness of the coach travelling being relieved by frequent bumps as we dived into a mudhole at intervals. As the dusk comes down we reach Yaugher and camp on the main road, one of the party being very ill from the effects of drinking too freely of the creek waters. 1/1/95. New New Year's Day open
very cold, the thermometer standing at 38° when we wake. A heavy dew covers everything, and the tent is just as if it had been soaked in water. We roll up our blankets for the last time, and are off on the last stage.
We jog easily along till we reach Ingleby station, when we stop for lunch on the Barwon, on a patch of sand a few yards from the road. Just as we finish dinner the hospitable owner of the place sends to order us off; and he is apparently afraid that we will carry the patch of sand away with us. We must here express our grateful thanks to Mr Armytage in not, ordering us off before we had finished our dinner.
Taking the road once more we go on again, and reach Geelong at seven in the evening.
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We were informed that no rabbits have ever made their appearance at Apollo Bay, though we found them abundant near Lorne, which is only 25 miles away. We were also informed that dingoes were plentiful, but we saw no trace of them, though foxes were observed on several occasions.
We must tender our hearty thanks to Messrs. Cawood, Owen, Costin and Spong for the way we were treated on the trip.
Birds identified at Apollo Bay and in the Ranges. Aquila andar. Lath.
Wedgetailed Eagle. Hieracidea orientalis. Schl.
Brown Hawk. *Tinnunculus cenchroides. Vig. & Horsf. Nankeen Kestrel. Hirundo neoxena.
Welcome Swallow. Dacelo gigas. Bodd.
Laughing Jackass. Alcyone azurea. Lath.
Azure Kingfisher. Artamus leucopygialus. Gld. White-rumped Wood
Swallow. Strepera (sp.) *Gymnorhina leuconota. Gid. White-backed Magpie. Rhipidura albiscapa. Gld.
White-shafted Fantail. ? Rhipidura rufifrons. Gld.
Rufous-fronted Fantail. Sauloprota motacilloides. Vig. & Horsf. Black Fantail. Eopsaltria Australis. Lath.
Yellow Robin. Malurus cyaneus. Lath.
Blue Wren. Stipiturus Malachurus. Lath. Emu \Vren. * Anthus Australis. Vig. & Horsf. Groundlark. Calamoherpe Australis. Gld.
Thrush (sp.). * Anthochæra carunculate. Lath. Wattle Bird.
Treecreeper (sp.). Plictolophus galerita. Lath.
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Calyptorhynchus ? Funereus. Shaw. Black Cockatoo.
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Cormorant. * The birds marked with an asterisk were only seen in the comparatively flat country in the immediate neighborhood of Apollo Bay.
It will be noticed that the list is decidedly brief, but, as mentioned above, the weather was very unpropitious for the greater part of the camp.
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