28th October 1878 – 32nd day

“Up at 7. Very hot again and squally all day. Sighted two vessels and spoke one.

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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

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