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Leichhardt Crossing the Condamine

Oct. 8.

Following down the Condamine banks still high and very much broken, the scrub frequently coming down close to the bank, but we were able to avoid it and in one instance almost a worse dilemma befell us, two or our Bullocks became Bogged so deep we were obliged to take off their loads this delayed us a considerable time, here we saw the advantage of Pack Bullocks over drays, in this part the portion of the river bank was so narrow only one bullock at a time could have passed, & for a dray it would have been quite impossible, the only way it could have proceeded would be by cutting down the scrub or finding an opening, both of which we escaped.