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

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July 1838 Sunday 29. the horses after taking us a considerable circuit towards the creek, he took an opportunity of decamping. Monday 30 NW. Strong Gales & Cloudy Wr more moderate towards sun set Ryan to Cattle Tuesday 31 NW. Moderate & Cloudy Wr. Sophy calved a male - employed in the Garden. August. Wednesday 1 NW. Moderate Wr. some light showers The Corpl & Melaney at work planting Potatoes &c. Thursday 2. N. Strong breezes & Cloudy Wr. very squally towards midnight. sought for the horses Mrs Bryan's first receipt of Milk Friday 3 NW Strong breezes & Windy Wr - Planted Potatoes. sought for the horses Saturday 4th NW. Cloudy Wr. with heavy showers in the morning. Sunday 5th. NW Strong breezes & Squally at times. Read divine Service (Arnold - ) Monday 6th. NW Commences with heavy Gales & squalls of rain more moderate towards noon. Tuesday 7th NW. Fresh breezes & Cloudy Wr. planting potatoes &c Saturday 8 NW. Strong Gales with some Thunder - heavy squalls during the night - Sunday 9th NW. Cloudy Wr. with Moderate breezes - planting potatoes & indian Corn Monday 10th. NW. Moderate Wr. until Sun down then the wind perking to a Gale planting I. Corn. Tuesday 11. NW Commences with Heavy Gales with Squalls of Rain. Lightening and Thunder. Cloudy during the day. Wednesday 12 SW. So. Moderate Wr with Light showers - some heavy rain fell during the night. Mr. Turners boat parted from her moorings. Thursday 13. Moderate & Cloudy. sowed some Barley. variously Empd. otherwise. Mr. Turner found his boat on the Eastern shore of Flinders buy all. 2 miles from the entrance to the River [Page 38]