Mr. G.B. White who was for more than a quarter of a century engaged as Government Surveyor in the Hunter District published the following letter: (extract).....The flood of 1832 was not so high by four feet as the flood of 1826, and yet upon that occasion I personally rescued in a whaleboat, from the roof of his hut, old O'Donnell, the Patriarch of Wallis Plains, as he was then termed. The poor old man was sitting awash, as I have described, just opposite the now (1857) Waterloo Inn , near the junction of Wallis Creek with the Hunter
Wallis's Runs, (Wallis Plains)
Ancestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. Class: HO 10; Piece: 20
Free by servitude.
William and Helen
William age 85 (came free per 'Ceres' in 1818) and Helen age 60 (arrived per 'Speke in 1808) - Farmer - 160 acres; 50 horned cattle