Hunt at Bodallin

“8 March 1865. The party had been to Yerkarakine, Moorine, Koocanie and back to their present stopping place Boodlakin, there is but little fear but that we shall attain a good supply at either of these places, as they had opened out a well to a small depth at each place, unfortunately they are now standing still untill I arrive with the drays, to cut stone and timber for building them up with, and it being impossible to stone up the wells as in fact do anything to them until everything is ready by the side of the well as they are generaly sunk in soft sandy ground, falling in as fast as the men can throw it out.”

“13 March 1865. Monday… At 5h 30m a.m. continued on towards Boodlookin … I have found the remainder of my party awaiting my coming up with the teams to finish a well at this place, it being a very occasional stopping place about halfway between Burencooping [Burracoppin] and Kercanie. 9h a.m. party engaged collecting stone, timber etc. 8h p.m. team engaged carting stone to the well.”

“14 March 1865. Tuesday. … the party engaged sinking the well and stoning up. 4h p.m. completed the well, though not a good supply, I think sufficient for passing purposes and doubtless after the first winter there will be a good and constant supply…”