This, the twenty-second in a series on pioneers and explorers, credits Robert Hoddle with the beauty of Melbourne's planning, especially for St Kilda Road. He was also one of the surveyors of the Canberra district and a pioneer surveyor of New South Wales and Queensland. A short biography of Hoddle includes excerpts from his diary including some experiences with bushrangers.
Hellspond was working on a station called Bungle Downs. One very hot day a stranger arrived and told the boss that he would make sausages for them. So the men killed wild hogs, two bullocks and some poddy calves and Old Pedro made a huge number of sausages. The men did their best but they could not eat all the sausages. Finally Hellspond thought of giving them to the local Aborigines who came and ate them all.