On 29.05.1865 C.C. Hunt camped at Mount Clara. Next day he recorded:
“. 7h 30m a.m. went over with the teams and horses to Karrolling, distant from Mt Clara 1½ miles SSW, it being a good place to spell the bullocks for a day or two”
1½ miles SSW = 2.4km 191-214 degrees.
This places Hunt’s Karolling Dam at current day Karalee. His Exp Plan 28 shows Karolling – a later notation on the Plan names this as ‘Karalee’.
In 1894, in his Field Book 4, page 39, N.M. Brazier recorded the name Karalee for the granite outcrop at 31 15 51 S 119 49 31 E, 1550 metres SSW of the summit of Karalee Rock. Ex Geonoma. This granite outcrop is un-named on the Natmap 1:250,000 Southern Cross map, however, it is named as Karalee on locality maps.
Current day Karalee should be Karolling and the current un-named granite outcrop at 31 15 51 S 119 49 31 E should be Karalee, although perhaps they should be considered as a whole to be Karalee.
Current day Caroling Rock at 31 16 43 S 119 49 14 E is not the rock referred to by Hunt when he recorded Karroling on 11.08.1865 (he was referring to current day Karalee) and the Corling he showed on Exp Plan is current day Morlining Rock.
When Hunt used the spelling Caroling on various occasions he was not referring to current day Caroling but rather Karolling (current day Karalee).
It is likely he never visited current day Caroling Rock.
Hunt referred to current day Morlining Rock as Korling and showed it as Corling on Exp Plan 28
On 10.08.1865 he recorded:
“Bearing from the summit of Karrolling
Korling N250°E mag”
On 11.08.1865 he recorded:
“from the summit of Korling
Karrolling bore N 75°E mag. 3 miles”
Resections show this to be current day Morlining Rock.
The name Morlining did not appear until 1894 during Brazier’s survey of the area.
The current Morlining Rock should be Korling Rock or Corling Rock.