On the 2nd March, while still following the course of the Finke, they passed two or three holes containing fish about eight inches long, and enclosed by small brush fences, apparently for the purpose of catching fish.
They also saw a lot of shields, spears, waddies, etc., which the natives had deposited under a bush.
As to the aborigines themselves, although it was evident there were plenty of them about, they never allowed themselves to be seen.
There was an abundance of timber which Mr. Stuart says would be well suited for electric-telegraph poles.
Mr. Stuart's journal continues as follows: