Describes his voyage from England to Australia, and work on various cattle stations in New South Wales and later at Cockatoo Creek Station (Taroom) in the Dawson Valley, Queensland. Includes accounts of encounters with local indigenous people, and account of pusuit of the bushranger known as the Wild Scotchman.
First draft of the poem 'The Jerry-builder' on 3 notebook sheets in pencil. Poem later published in 'Dark wind blowing', Jacaranda Press, 1961. Accompanied by letter to Fryer Librarian, 13 Nov 1973 about the poem.
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