Diary 01: Diary of John and Georgiana Molloy: 28 January 1835 - 8 April 1837

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February 1837 Tuesday 21. S.E. Strong gales - the Champion's boat was enabled to get off to the Vessel. She did not sail - Bobby oxen Wednesday 22 SE Weather more moderate the Champion sail'd for Swan river Bobby oxen Thursday 23 SE Bobby oxen Strong breezes Friday 24 SE Bobby oxen - Do Wr Saturday 25. SE Bobby oxen Do Wr. Sunday 26 SE Do performed Divine Service. Monday 27 S.E. Do. Tuesday 28 S. Do. March Wednesday 1 Do. Weighed some Wheat 3 bags at Mr. Hurfords P ½ Bushels 3 bags - 1 Bag of Meal weighed 27 lbs. Thursday 2nd Bobby oxen Friday 3rd Do. - 170 lbs Meal Mrs Heppingstone 2 3/4 lb Saturday 4th Do. Native fires from N. to WNW. Sunday 5th NW. Light airs. Bobby oxen Performed Divine Service read 2nd Sermon Dr Arnold. walked on the beach with G. and the Children drank tea à la Romaine on the the Plateau [...] Native fires as yesterday Monday 6th NW Bobby oxen. Native fires as before - Cloudy Wr & Strong breezes - some indications of rain - spoke to the Sgt touching a prevailing report as to some irregularities in his party from drinking - [...] it to arise from some donation of Spirits from Mr. Turner to the safe guard: gathered some onion & couch seed - like wise caroaway. - some rain fell during the night. [Page 71]