The Genesis of Queensland
The full title of this book is 'An account of the first exploring journeys to and over Darling Downs: the earliest days of their occupation; social life; station seeking; the course of discovery, northward and westward; and a resume of the causes which led to separation from New South Wales'.
The outline of the contents of just one of the 26 chapters will give some idea of the flavour of this book.
CHAPTER VIII - Petty's Hotel - Letters of Introduction - Aldis' Cigars - Arthur and Pemberton Hodgson - Todd - Buying a Horse - Brown the Saddler - Major Barney - Disadvantage of a Name - Sydney as it seemed to me - Australian Club - En route to New England - Newcastle - Cox's Hotel - Paddy Grant - Lettsome and Archibald Boyd - Black Creek - Hughes and Isaac - Colburne "Old Soldiers" - Patrick's Plains - Cullen's Inn - Singleton's - Muswellbrook - Skellatar - Bengalla - Overton - Nagoa - St. Helier's - Cox - Allman - Aunty Bell - Nowland's Inn - Aberdeen - Potter Macqueen - Scone - Chivers' Inn - The River Page - Denny Day - Currabubbula - Charles Hall - Killalla - Salisbury - Hodgson's Highwayman - Denne's Station - Cashiobury - "Cocky" Rogers - Back to Sydney - Reverend Robert Allwood
There are ten appendixes, with various extracts from journals, proclamations, an extract from the "Sydney Gazette" and even a murder account. Also included are several maps.