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 __Tuesday 30/3/48__. Awoke 0730. Brea1ast weetbix and vitaweet stew (one of each stewed in watery milk) Away 1000. Splashed down river, along slowly improving banks, round many bends, heading generally NW. Lunch on bebbly bend in sun, back against a log, looking at the lizards - on again at 1430 - crossing spurs at big bends. Finally ended on high watercress flat in scrubby timber. Tea: nettle and salami stew with white sauce. Bed 2130. __Tuesday 30/3/48__. Awoke 0730. Brea1ast weetbix and vitaweet stew (one of each stewed in watery milk) Away 1000. Splashed down river, along slowly improving banks, round many bends, heading generally NW. Lunch on bebbly bend in sun, back against a log, looking at the lizards - on again at 1430 - crossing spurs at big bends. Finally ended on high watercress flat in scrubby timber. Tea: nettle and salami stew with white sauce. Bed 2130.
  
-__Wednesday__ ​31/3/48__. Up 0800 hours. Breakfast: 1 granese, cup milo, some of Allen'​s "​pemmican"​. Packed and away 1000 hours. Sun and clouds. Mercurochrome for some. Bull ants - Panic! 'Plane - put bracken on fire, but 'plane too fast and low. Further we went, better the banks - man's activity evident. Stopped lunch 1310 hours - Jillaga Creek, we think  - ate mouldy bread with jam - off at 1430 hours along number good flats. Two men busy ringbarking yelled at us - Millikin and Rankin. Time 1520 hours - 'plane pilot a personal friend. Dropped ​note they couldn'​t find, presumably only to say he wouldn'​t land. Walked on to homestead - had tea and damper - beautiful.+__Wednesday ​31/3/48__. Up 0800 hours. Breakfast: 1 granese, cup milo, some of Allen'​s "​pemmican"​. Packed and away 1000 hours. Sun and clouds. Mercurochrome for some. Bull ants - Panic! 'Plane - put bracken on fire, but 'plane too fast and low. Further we went, better the banks - man's activity evident. Stopped lunch 1310 hours - Jillaga Creek, we think - ate mouldy bread with jam - off at 1430 hours along number good flats. Two men busy ringbarking yelled at us - Millikin and Rankin. Time 1520 hours - 'plane pilot a personal friend. Dropped ​not they couldn'​t find, presumably only to say he wouldn'​t land. Walked on to homestead - had tea and damper - beautiful.
  
 __Thursday 1/4/48__. Up at daybreak - bit feverish. Had only hot lemon drink for breakfast, but others on damper and tea again (Rankin gave eight rabbits to the dogs.) Rankin saddled up - we went up Con Creek, past giant poplar; me with groundsheet on trying to sweat it out. A mile before cave couldn'​t manage pack - Rankin took it. Another climb up NW face of valley through "blue bush" to only wild fig - cave opening. Only went in opening - looked good. Good sun now. Up spur again and left horse. The boys split up my pack as I lay, sweating like mad. Rankin led us to foot of right spur up - lunch at 1200 hours. The others did rather. 1300 pushed off up spur - average slope 40° - two rests - 1,500' took 3/4 hour. At top rather scrubby - NW to a convenient spur to Shoalhaven. Eventually at sunset reached the cleared lands. The others went on ahead (I suggested the idea, Mr. Livingstone). Phil and I followed more slowly. But the darker it got the colder it got and the faster we went. Far away in the dusk a house stood in a clump of trees. We made for it. It got dark. We walked for miles. At last saw a fire which at one time flared brightly. Made for this, but before we reached it came to a deep ditch full of water, as Phil found out. Saw torches flashing, so gave a shout. Answered immediately. __Thursday 1/4/48__. Up at daybreak - bit feverish. Had only hot lemon drink for breakfast, but others on damper and tea again (Rankin gave eight rabbits to the dogs.) Rankin saddled up - we went up Con Creek, past giant poplar; me with groundsheet on trying to sweat it out. A mile before cave couldn'​t manage pack - Rankin took it. Another climb up NW face of valley through "blue bush" to only wild fig - cave opening. Only went in opening - looked good. Good sun now. Up spur again and left horse. The boys split up my pack as I lay, sweating like mad. Rankin led us to foot of right spur up - lunch at 1200 hours. The others did rather. 1300 pushed off up spur - average slope 40° - two rests - 1,500' took 3/4 hour. At top rather scrubby - NW to a convenient spur to Shoalhaven. Eventually at sunset reached the cleared lands. The others went on ahead (I suggested the idea, Mr. Livingstone). Phil and I followed more slowly. But the darker it got the colder it got and the faster we went. Far away in the dusk a house stood in a clump of trees. We made for it. It got dark. We walked for miles. At last saw a fire which at one time flared brightly. Made for this, but before we reached it came to a deep ditch full of water, as Phil found out. Saw torches flashing, so gave a shout. Answered immediately.
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