William Cox builds a new road over Blaxland’s route. Two members of the Richmond “tribe” come along and do some hunting for them. Coley (Colebee) also from Richmond and “Joe” from Mulgoa also travel past later that same day. Cox also from Clarendon at Richmond enters writes: “blacksmith made eight pikes for self-defence against the natives”. He probably viewed familiar Aborigines as a sort of insurance against attack by unfamiliar clans. The road to Bathurst becomes a through route for Aborigine (Ford p105-6).