NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION UNDERTAKEN UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE LATE MR. ASSISTANT SURVEYOR E. B. KENNEDY, FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE COUNTRY LYING BETWEEN ROCKINGHAM BAY AND CAPE YORK; BY WM. CARRON, ONE OF THE SURVIVORS OF THE EXPEDITION. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, 1. THE STATEMENT OF THE ABORIGINAL NATIVE JACKEY JACKEY, WHO ACCOMPANIED MR. KENNEDY. 2. THE STATEMENT OF DR. VALLACK AND CAPTAIN DOBSON, WHO RESCUED THE SURVIVORS OF THE EXPEDITION: AND 3. THE STATEMENT OF CAPTAIN SIMPSON, OF THE "FREAK," WHO PROCEEDED IN SEARCH OF MR. KENNEDY'S PAPERS, &C. SYDNEY: 1849. EDMUND KENNEDY (1818-1848) - Edmund Kennedy was an educated Englishman and a qualified surveyor when he migrated to NSW in 1840. He joined the Surveyor Generals Dept and became second in charge to Thomas Mitchell the surveyor General. During the next few years he made several exploratory trips into N W Qld. Then in 1848 during Mitchell's absence in England he was commissioned by the NSW Gov to explore the Cape York Peninsula. Starting from Cardwell the most northern settlement at the time. Kennedy came to a stocky end after a harrowing journey through the untracked jungle of Far North Queensland. This account by WM Carron provides a graphic account of this extraordinary expedition into country which even today defies entry. To take a wagon, horses and men into this mountainous rain forest is mind boggling. Includes a full transcript of this book. Illustrated with period maps and drawings and photographs of the region.