A listing of entries, and some points of interest and some mysteries to be cleared up.
21/3/2011. Hopefulness amid the burning sands of Libya.
18/3/2011. D’Arcy Wentworth, 1762-1827.
17/3/2011. St. Patrick’s Day, 1827.
15/3/2011. Japan, 15 June 1896: earthquakes and a tidal wave. Were there two ‘tidal waves’ on that occasion?
11/3/2011. A wind as from the mouth of a furnace. To what time of the year does Lang’s description refer?
10/3/2011. Rain at Hunter’s River and not a blade of grass at Bathurst. Who is ‘R. M. T.’ in the letter quoted?
9/3/2011. Showers have revived our hopes.
8/3/2011. An era of drought.
7/3/2011. Taking a stick to the environment.
4/3/2011. Beware the Ides of March.
3/3/2011. Weather and prophecy.
2/3/2011. A drought, a heat wave and high winds.
1/3/2011. Droughts and flooding rains.
25/2/2011. Such precipices as would make you shudder.
24/2/2011. All was noise and confusion.
23/2/2011. The house at Springwood.
22/2/2011. Such a scene as I cannot describe.
17/2/2011. From Rooty Hill to Emu Island.
16/2/2011. A family travels from Sydney to Bathurst in 1822.
14/2/2011. The naming of Blackheath in the Blue Mountains.
11/2/2011. Three Native men and six children.
10/2/2011. The loss of a constable.
9/2/2011. What would it be like to be a platypus?
4/2/2011. Mission Beach, Queensland.
2/2/2011. Historical societies in the Blue Mountains.
1/2/2011. Museums in the Blue Mountains.
31/1/2011. Some bookshops in the Blue Mountains.
28/1/2011. Wanting coal for the colony.
27/1/2011. Governor Macquarie: impressed and impressionable.
25/1/2011. From Emu Ford to the Bathurst Plains.
24/1/2011. Governor Macquarie goes on tour.
21/1/2011. William Cox, road-maker.
20/1/2011. A commemoration dinner for the Governor.
19/1/2011. An ode for the Queen’s birthday.
18/1/2011. Over the mountains and along the stream.
17/1/2011. The Blue Mountains: forbidding and forbidden.
13/1/2011. Travelling to the Blue Mountains in 1876.