Edward Henty’s Journal

Edward's diary entries were generally quite brief and commented on farming, livestock, whaling activities and an almost daily reference to the weather conditions.


Accession number: MS 13472


From the State Library of Victoria's Manuscripts collection.


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November 19th 1834 Wednesday
Arrived at Portland Bay in the Schooner Thistle cast Anchor at 8AM after a long & Boisterous Passage of 34 days heavy weather we lost on the Passage 2 working Bullocks 2 Cows 2 Calves & 12 Heifers we landed 13 Heifers 4 working Bullocks 5 Sows in Pig 2 turkeys 2 Guinea fowl 6 Dogs seeds plants 1 Whaleboat 4 Men H Camfield & myself allowance of Wages for Men 10/s per week and board fine day with Wind S.E. light
Landed all the Cattle today by 1o’clock
Thursday 20th
Men employed landing Cargo and building Hut
Wind N.W.
Friday 21st
Thistle taking in Oil from Messrs Connolly & Griffiths
Fishing Men employed building hut, fine day Wind S.E. light
Saturday 22
Landing brick from Thistle & taking in Wood & Water
Wind N.N.W light showers
Sunday 23
Thistle failed with Wind at W.S.W light Showers lost one of the Heifers out in the bush looking for her returned without finding her
Wind W.N.W fresh with showers
Monday 24
Men employed making hut self preparing tools Showers all day wet night
Wind W.N.W
The Hentys at Portland