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Visit to South Head (April 9)

"On Tuesday HIS EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR, and Mrs. MACQUARIE, accompanied by His Honor the LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR and Mrs. O'CONNELL, Mrs. PALMER of Walloomoolla, and a party of Officers, among whom were those of his Excellency's staff, made an excursion to South Head by water; His Excellency making a visit of inspection to North Harbour, en-passant. In the evening the Party alighted from their boats in that part of Camp Cove (now called Watson's Bay) where the native fig-tree spreads its foliage into an agreeable alcove. Beneath its verdant canopy a cold collation was presented; and after a stay of nearly two hours at this beautifully romantic spot the Company returned to Town."

Sydney Gazette 13 April 1811 p.2a.

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