September 14.—Travelling on through open plains with loose gravelly stones, lying on their surface, we passed to the south of a small table–topped hill, visible from Mount Arden, and very much resembling the fragments of table land that I had met with to the north. This however was somewhat larger than those, and though steep–sided as they were it did not disclose the same white strata of chalk and gypsum, its formation being more rocky and of rather a slaty character.