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

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1839 December Thursday 12th Friday 13. Bonzay's wife made ? before me. Saturday 14. Mr Price the naturalist arrived Brown hunting - no success Mr. Griffin here. Sunday 15. Read service.- Monday 16.  ? Mr Green relative to the Lenox Bussell - visited L B Tuesday 17. Kangaroo hunting - Brown & Wallace - rushing - Capt Cornblack? called. Wednesday 18. Capt Hillman reported the arrival of pioneer - Wallace & Brown rushing. B. W. Thursday 19. Discharged Dick at his own request. "Conran" empd ? in the house. B & W. Friday 20 Cart load of Timber brought home. - & - as "Otis Australis" ? ? & a Turkey - went out overnight to Kangaroo Landed & returned without success at 9½ oClock Blechynden ab Saturday 21. Blechynden Absent. Sunday 22 Read Service went to ? & ? ? in up. Monday 23. Mr Bussell reported my Cattle having been on his wheat the preceeding day. Found the herd absconded. - Mr. Chapman called Tuesday 24. Blychenden still absent. - weeded the vines. Wednesday 25. Christmas day. read Service - Thursday 26 Went to Toby's inlet Mr. ? accompd. me slept out in that quarter W. Friday 27 Saw several Kangaroo in the morning without killing halted on the Dalton River until 1½ oClock - killed 2 Kango retd. abt. 6 oClock W. Saturday 28 Wallace thatching. Saml. Wright arrived. gave C. Bussell £59.16.6 from Mr ? at ? [Page 74]