Survey of The Abercrombie and Murrumbidgee Rivers

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser

12 May 1832

Survey of The Abercrombie and Murrumbidgee Rivers.

Mr. Surveyor Stapylton has returned to Sydney from the vicinity of these rivers, where he has been for some months actively engaged in laying down a chart of the intermediate country, the result of this officer's labours is spoken of as being particularly favourable, inasmuch as he has succeeded in throwing open a most delightful portion of the territory.

The neighbourhood of the Murrumbidgee is represented to be of the most fertile character; the soil is a stiff blue saponaceous loam, the pasturage luxuriant, wherein indigenuous clover, equal to a second crop of English growth, is intermixed with rich fine grasses; the timber light, and atmospheric temperature cool.

Stations from the Abercrombie hence are rapidly multiplying, and already form a line of communication between the two streams.

The latest arrivals at the Murrumbidgee are the herds of Messrs. McArthur, Throsby and Ellis.