#OnThisDay 3 March 1818 Charles Throsby, along with James Meehan and Hamilton Hume set out to find an overland route from Sydney to Jervis Bay. The party set out from the Liverpool region on Dharug land and arrived at Jervis Bay on Yuin country a month later.
On the return journey to Sydney they named the Goulburn Plains on Gundungurra country after the Colonial Under Secretary, Henry Goulburn.
- Charles Throsby Journal 3 March 1818. Colonial Secretary’s Papers. Reel 6034 [9-2743, p.9].
- Parsons, V. (1967). Throsby, Charles (1777-1828). Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
Charles Throsby's journal (extract below) of this Tour of Discovery can be found on Reel 6034 [9/2743 pp9-76].