Extract From: N. J. B. Plomley ed. 'Friendly Mission, the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson', Halstead Press for Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Hobart, 1966.
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Robinson's Journal 28 October 1830
Wind from the westward with pleasant weather. At 11 am McKay started with the government despatches, a letter to Mr Bedford and one to Mrs Robinson, to be delivered to the police magistrate at Waterloo Point; and took some provisions to be left at Barren Island,30 south of Georges River. Gave Parish charge of the tent and things remaining, and ordered him to stop until further orders. At 12 am proceeded to the eastward, accompanied by one white and eight black people, and walked to St Georges Point and sojourned for the night, the distance from the East Inlet about fifteen miles. The rocks on this part of the coast is a coarse granite, masses of which are to be seen above the surface of the ground in different directions. From St Georges Point I could see the Eddystone. St Georges Rocks, which are distant about five miles, appear high out of water and are very white and of considerable extent; they are named LARE.NER (Sall). The place where I bivouacked was near the point on the banks of a small river, where there was abundance of she-oak.