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

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December 1839 Sunday 29 Read Service at home - went onboard the Samuel Wright Monday 30 took up some potatoes some rain fell during the night Conran abst [absent] until night W. Tuesday 31 Brown Kangaroo hunt 2 does. W. January 1840. Wednesday 1st. Brown Blechynden Wallace until the afternoon W Thursday 2 The men at Holiday Wallace/abst Bw/abst Br/-- Friday 3 The Palestine arrived. The Pony to Sergeant Guerin. Saturday 4 The Palestine sailed. W. Sunday 5. Read Service at Home. Wr. very Hot Monday 6 - The oxen to Knight Do Wr. ? 75/7 W. Tuesday 7 Brown both? oxen to Mr. Knights W. Wednesday 8. Brown returned from Mr. K caught a Kangaroo. W. Thursday 9. Brown absent from work - W. Friday 10. Donkey to Mr Vernon Bussell - Mr. Lawson & Grindall here carrying rushes &c Conran left at night W. Saturday 11. Carrying rushes - - Blechenden brought home a Kangaroo. went out about 9½ oClock returned about 2½. W Sunday 12. Weather Sultry. Monday 13 Tuesday 14 Pony to Mr Grindall to Leschenault to be returned on Thursday Wednesday 15 Thursday 16 Friday 17 Brown Cooking after ? - the dogs killed a Kangaroo Saturday 18 Sought ?. Capt. Sullivan from Augusta. Sunday 19. Monday 20 Tuesday 21 Wednesday 22 Thursday 23 Friday 24 24 The America arrived Sold a Steer to Capt Cole for £17.10. Saturday 25 Sunday 26 Monday 27 Tuesday 28 Wednesday 29 Thursday 30 Friday 31 Saturday 1 Feby Maria absent from work after 11 oclock to Tuesday morning - Sunday 2 Monday 3 Tuesday 4 Sailed the America & Napoleon Wednesday 5 Thursday 6 Friday 7 Saturday 8 Sunday 9 Monday 10 Wallace gone to ? [Page 75]