Friday morning. While I was sitting
with Lamby & Jonny Fidgett talking about
the arrangement of 1st scene we heard
a distant hail from across the river and
then a gunshot. The expected contingent
had arrived and we all heard their
shouts. Four men soon stood [? ? ?]
King Charley, Big Joe, McKay & _______
But the sound was very bright & the [? ?] – our canoe
both small an . After
mending it, it was decided not
practicable to cross the stream and the men started
out to send for another - [?] which Old Lamby an expert [??]
about with some tea & sugar and part of a damper. As
the black with the [? ? ?]

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Considering[?] that I had eaten
at breakfast I gave the
arrivals most of the damper
which I had baked for
myself. Charley Blair and I
went out but only found a possum
& no canoe. The other men
came back and at 2 o’clock
nothing had been done but
cross one of the boys they brought
and two swags. The men over
the straits had by this time
procured a small canoe and proceeded to render it
as serviceable as possible.
By __ o’clock all were over, i.e. King Charley, Joe
and two boys- the others having
remained awaiting[?] at Bairnsdale.

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