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January 1790

January.8th. The Supply sailed for Norfolk Island with Convicts & Provisions.

Wednesday. 20th. A look out Post was establish'd at the South Head: Capt. Hunter with a Party went to that station.

Friday.29th. The 1st. Lieut. with a Party went to the South Head to releive the look out Post. Black Kangoroo seen about there.

Sunday.31st.: Caesar, a notorious Convict a Native of Madagascar deliver'd himself up to the Officer at Rose Hill, He had been absent since the 22nd of December when he ran off with a Canoe from Garden Island & on the 23rd. paid them a visit in the night & stole a Musquet, which he dropt in a Garden a Rose Hill a few nights since being closely pursued: The account he fives of his subsisting himself so long a time was, that where he saw a party of Natives with any thing on, or about their Fire, that he frighten'd them away by coming suddenly on them & swaggering with his Musquet, then help'd himself to whatever they had left; in this manner he made out very well without ammunition, sometimes robbing Gardens: When he lost the Musquet he found it impossible to subsist himself, he was then attack'd by the Natives & wounded in several places & escaped from a party of them through a very thick brush when he surrender'd himself.

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