Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt, logbook of a journey from Port Stephens to Peak Range, 1 October 1846-3 November 1847 - Page 10
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severe kick. Though the mules draw much better, their temper is worse than that of bullocks and we are exposed to much greater personal dangers. The air is cool and brazing [bracing?], the temperature during the afternoon 58º F. We saw a great number of the Paramatta Rosellas. The Gymnorhino tibicin is very frequent here about the station.
25th Octbr. Last night thunderstorms. This morning I made an observation with my boiling apparatus and determined the elevation of Rusdens station to be 3127 feet above the level of the sea. Thermometer 60º A. 207.75 B. 207.6 after subtracting the correction from the latter 206.25. I find that the two thermometers very nearly indicate the same degree, whereas there was a great difference at Tahlee.
29th Octbr. Mr Macdonalds Station.
4 PM. thermom 53º A 205.5 B 205.2
the approximate elevation of
Mr Macdonald's Sation 4386
Rusdens Stat. 3127