Diary of John and Georgiana Molloy: 1 July 1837 - 21 February 1840

Page 18
image 18 of 92

This transcription is complete

January 1838 Tuesday 9th West. 68/7 70/12 65/7 Strong breezes & Cloudy Wr. with frequent showers of rain - fair Wr. from about 6 oClock Aft. took up some potatoes - O39 Wednesday 10. NW. 70/8 73/12 70/6 Strong breezes & Cloudy Wr. O40 Thursday 11 NW. 65/8 75/12 70/6 Mild & Cloudy Wr. went to Cape Leeuwin with a partie [...] to collect seeds &c dined en bivouac near the two [...] O41 Friday 12th NW. 63/8 75/12 73/6 Fine Wr. employed reaping the Barley O42 Saturday 13. NW. 60/8 75/12 70/6 Moderate & Cloudy Wr Finished reaping assisted by Mr Green & Mr Herring, Grace absent. O43 Sunday 14th SW 60/8 68/12 63/6 Fresh breezes & Cloudy Wr. Performed Divine Service The Military attended read from Burden O44 Monday 15th S.E. 58/8 70/12 65/6 Fresh breezes & Cloudy Wr. - variously employed. Mr. G "[...]". O45. Tuesday 16th S.W. 70/8 76/12 70/6 Light breezes & Clear Wr some large native fires on the No. reaped some oats. O46. Wednesday 17 S.E. 70/8 76/12 65/6 Moderate breezes & Clear Wr. went up the river to my Grant & dined. O47. Thursday 18. SE 70/8 80/12 68/6 Light breezes & Clear Wr. several native fires to the North variously empd. clearing the building for threshing [...] O48 Friday 19th West. 68/8 70/12 65/6 Moderate Wr. recd. dispatches from the Vasse the Govr. Letter dated the 9th (at Leschenhault on the14th , [...] Letter from (C. B.) carried the barley aided by Mr. Green O49 Saturday 20. SE Light breezes & moderate Wr. O50 Sunday 21 SW 70/8 80/12 73/6 Moderate breezes & Clear Wr. performed Divine Service. native fires to the North & to the East. O51 [Written in a different hand] Monday 22nd NW Fresh Breezes many native fires. Capt Molloy, Messrs Turner & Kellam Bob Heppstn & 2 of Detachment set out for Swan River via the Vasse. Mr Hurford nailed on bags to threshing floor. About 2 o'clock Mr Turner set fire to [Page 18]