Author's note: Written shortly after an enormous Rain in 1855.
Epigraph: Hie away! Oh hie away / Over bank and over brae! / Where the fountains glisten sheenest, / Where the mosses sprout the greenest, ... Sir Walter Scott.
The poem refers to numerous local landmarks.
The Author's notes on pages 125-130 identify some of these landmarks, including 'The White-timber Hill', 'The Highworth Hope' plain, and 'The Weird's Linn' waterfall. The notes also describe some of the local vegetation including nettle trees,, varieties of bush creepers, and cherry, musk and myrtle trees. The author describes the foundation of 'Lachlan Village' and provides an extensive description of the New Norfolk township in the 1850s - its population, the 'Lunatick Asylum', churches, schools, Inns, shops, tradespeople and transport.