Brown and having past round the high rocky ridges through a fine gap, I came to the westerly waters and 4 miles NbyE to Rocky seal camp, where I found my mark and even the forked sticks. Today the 1st Febr. I went with my camp to that place and past it. Keeping NE I came to gullies which I was afraid belonged to the Boyd; I consequently kept still more to the SE and came on East palm tree creek and to the junction of Ruined Castle Creek under the mountain. I followed the latter creek up and found it extremely rocky and difficult for about 2-3 miles, when it commenced to open
and to form gentle slopes well grassed and openly timbered going down to it on both sides. -
We had a thunderstorm and heavy rain last night. It was cloudy with thunder during the afternoon. Rain is still hanging about us, particularly to the Eastward, from where last nights thunderstorm came. - Yesterday on a sandy slope I observed an arborescent Zamia with an almost ripe fruitcone, fully 1½ foot long. I was gratified to find that I had not been mistaken in calling it Zamia at Zamia Creek, when I first met with it in an arborescent state. The Zamia australis grows also frequently here and Wommai who ate some of its fruit was taken violently ill. He vomited and has at present recovered.
2nd Febr. Several interesting plants were gathered by Bruce Kerry Turnbull on the
rocky Sandstone cliffs round our camp. The pinnate woolly Dodonaea, Boronia (very much like P. ledifolia) Leucopogon, Dendrobium (very much like Kingis) Astrotriche, Caustis, Grevillea with most beautiful red waxlike looking flowers, Pimelia, Acacia with long almost circle canaliculate leaves with pods, Hovea with round woolly pods, Hibertia, Comespernia ellipticolancerlate acute leaf, short stiff hair perpendicularly sticking out, the little seventree bright (smooth) yellow seedvessels, ficus australis with small yellow fruit, a species