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

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May 1839 Wednesay 8th under Mr Green and Wallaces care It was very pleasant and the commencement of a grand undertaking dear Molloy removed every offending bush with his foot first on one side & then on the other I carried Baby Amelia and though grieving at leaving Augusta where I had spent so many eventful years the time was so interesting and the scene so pleasant it was the most perfect commixture of pain and pleasure I ever endured. I mounted at the Chapman & took Baby before me. Mary on Felix & Sabrina sometimes riding & walking but my dearest Molloy always on foot That evening reached the Bowling Knots & had most refreshing tea, shot a native dog & by Molloy's exertions in pitching the Canopy enjoyed the most delightful repose. Thursday 9th Fine day. Reached the Black where it rained & made us very uncomfortable Friday 10th Finer. We arrived at the Vasse about 2 oclock PM and found Mr Bussell and Mrs John Bussell had arrived from England on the Tuesday we left Augusta Heard from Colonel Leach. I planted all the plants from Augusta Saturday 11th Busy unpacking found everything wonderfully comfortable considering all things. Sunday 12th Fine. Molloy was very unwell Monday 13th Busy washing Tuesady 14th Mr Henry Chapman called Wednesday 15th The Pacific American Whaler Capt Butler came in Thursday 16th Mr & Mrs Ommaney called Friday 17 Saturday 18 [Page 59]