|Cargerie Creek looking south from below the Mt Mercer-Meredith Road|
|Cargerie Creek, further south|
The arrival of European settlers in the area saw Cargerie Creek incorporated into the large squatting runs which were taken up in the area. I have not been able to determine exact boundaries however the creek itself may well have formed the dividing line between the more northerly run of George F. Read Jnr known as Cargerie and the more southerly Woodbourne No. 2 Run held initially by the Wilson brothers and then by William James Reid.
|The track leading down to the confluence of Cargerie Creek and the Leigh River|
The lower end of Cargerie Creek is similar to the Leigh and Moorabool Rivers in that it runs through a deep channel which I assume would cause the water level to rise quickly in times of flood which is certainly the case for the Leigh a little further downstream.
|Looking up the Leigh River near the confluence with Cargerie Creek|
|Looking down the Leigh River just above the confluence with Cargerie Creek|
|The Leigh below Cargerie Creek|
|Abandoned hut on the Leigh River below Cargerie Creek|
|Ford on the Leigh River|
|Looking upstream from the ford|
|Downstream of the ford|
Whilst the ford marked the extent of our walk, the conjunction with Wilsons Creek is further 10km downstream following the watercourse or a distance of less than 7km via the direct route, but that walk will have to wait for another day.