“Up at 7. Very hot again and squally all day. Sighted two vessels and spoke one.
She is going to Sydney but we could not make out her name for she is not on the books, being a new ship most likely. Joey trying to catch birds by hook & has at last succeeded in catching 2 which made a capital meal for the cats. Had another rainwater bath this evening. Bed at 11”
Extract from A.Whelen’s Australia travel journal aboard the Hesperides sailing from England in 1878