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

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November 1838 Monday 5th SE Mr Herring washing bottles Jack Tuesday 6th SE. Very fine Wednesday 7th W. Showers of rain and little thunder Jack Thursday 8th W. Capt Molloy returned from Vasse all well and everything pleasant the Cattle having gone over as easy as could be desired Jack Friday 9th Left the Vasse on Thursday morning about 9 oClock arrived at Augusta about 5 oClock this day having left our Bivouac at No. 11 Chapman Street shortly after day light. Saturday 10th. NW Found the wheat much infested with Caterpillars employed destroying them, in the afternoon some heavy showers of rain which occurred at intervals during the night. Sunday 11th. NW. Strong breezes & Cloudy Wr. occasional showers of rain read Service en famille [French for 'in family'] Monday 12 NW. Moderate & fine Wr. clearing Caterpillars &c Tuesday 13. SW. Moderate & Cloudy Wr. settled with Costigan & Orrick Wednesday 14 S.W Strong breezes & Cloudy Wr. took up some potatoes on the hill near Stock yard Thursday 15. S.E Strong breezes & Clear Wr. pd Camfield £1.3.9 on Mr. Hurfords acct. a [...] party up the River Friday 16. S.W. Moderate & Clear Wr the Lady Stirling anchored about six oClock this morning Shipped Sundry Articles on bd for the Vasse Saturday 17 SE. Moderate & Clear Wr Mr. Turners boat employed in my service to take on board the Timber &c belonging to the house purchased of Layman. Made up the Sleepers Corner parts & long plates into a Raft - The boat towed it a certain distance abt. 1 Mile & anchored the raft from the difficulty found in [...] - 8 oClock Mr [Page 46]