Port Phillip - Overland Arrivals

15 February 1840 The Colonist (Sydney)

During the late flood not fewer than 3000 head of cattle on the overland journey from New South Wales to Port Phillip and South Australia, were detained on the far side of the Hume.

Two herds belonging to the Messrs. Imlay of Twofold Bay, one of 1200 under the charge of. Mr. Lynott, and another of 600 under the charge of Mr. Nelson, were en route to South Australia; the remainder were on their way to Port Phillip.

Of these latter 600 head belonged to Messrs. Watson and Hunter, and have been taken to their station on the Goulburn.

1000 head belonging to Mr. Bolden, and 300 belonging to Mr. P. Snodgrass, have arrived in the vicinity of Melbourne.

Since the flood 400 head belonging to Mr. Murdoch, 300 belonging to Mr. Ryrie, and 400 belonging to Mr. Hawdon have arrived within the province of Port Phillip.