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

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July 1838 Saturday 14th And weeded out the Turnips. Sunday 15. NW. Strong breezes & Cloudy Wr. - read divine Service 20 Arnold the Turners visited. Monday 16th NW. Strong breezes & Cloudy Wr. empd. weeding - planted potatoes. Tuesday 17. NW. Moderate breezes & Cloudy Wr. light showers planted on the hill SE. of Stock yards. Wednesday 18 W. Fresh breezes increasing to a heavy gale during the night from the Westwd. Thursday 19. NW Weather moderating & towards noon Fine & Clear. Friday 20. NW. Fresh breezes with heavy rain during the night which continued until 1.3 oClock. Saturday 21. NW. Moderate & Cloudy Wr. planted Potatoes W. Stock Yard weeding onions &c Sunday 22. NE to NW. Strong Gales & Rainy Wr. read divine Service (19th Arnold) Monday 23 NW. Heavy rains & squally Wr. pruned the Vines, the Cattle not home Tuesday 24 West Squally with heavy showers of rain. variously employed. Wednesday 25 N. Moderate with occasional showers 14½ Wheat to Orrick. Many whales in the bay. Thursday 26 NW. Squally with frequent showers Mr Green went over the River in search of Kangaroo. [...] caught none. Friday 27. NW. Moderate Wr. cloudy & Light Rains. weeding the onion beds. - Babui called Saturday 28 NW. Fine Wr. with some slight showers towards noon sought for the horses - Babui empd. Mrs Molloy remunerated La Bonne for attendance D Sunday 29. N. Moderate Wr. some rain during the night Babui a false trove came with acct of having seen the [Page 37]