On returning to Sydney after his journey through the Mulwaree/Goulburn Plains, Governor Macquarie on 25 November 1820 gave permission for cattle and sheep to be pastured between Bargo Brush and the Cookbundoon. Two weeks later, on 9 December 1820, he announced that those persons who may have herds or flocks at that time on those Lands will have permission to send them over Cookbundoon Range to Breadalbane and Goulburn Plains, and thence to proceed with them at their own Discretion . . . .
Thus began many new waves of migration to this land of the Southern Tablelands.