Brothers Edward, Andrew and James Dempster set out to journey overland from Buckland to Esperance Bay, where they had founded the pastoral station. They were accompanied by their shepherds, workmen, their wagons and livestock -19 horses, 518 sheep and 80 cattle.
William had remained at Buckland to assist his Father. The party travelled via Albany, where they arranged with a local merchant to load their stores on the ship that would sail to Esperance Bay to pick up their first woolclip.
Rica Erickson, The Dempster’s: (Perth University of Western Australia Press,1978,) p.83)