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November 1789

                                                             
Week days  Mo days  Winds  Landing & Surf  Observations &c  Transactions on Norfolk Island state of the Weather &c — 
Sunday  1st  NE  Do  Do Wr at 10 AM performed Divine Service. 
Monday  2nd  ENE  A Very heavy Surf  Fresh Gales & dark Cloudy Wr 2 Gangs Clearing away and turning up an acre of Ground for Sowing Potatoes. One Gang making Shingles, one Gang hoing up Indian Corn & ye rest employed ocassy 
Tuesday  3rd  East  Do  Do Wr People all employed as before at 8 in ye Morning launched the large Boat & moored her within the Reef in the Middle Bay in order to soak her Carpenter Shingling the Sawyers house. 
Wednesday  4th  NE  A great Surf.  The Catterpillars are again returned & are destroying the leaves &c of all the plants.  Strong Breezes & Cloudy Wr The people all employed as before. The Boat drove on shore brought her round & hauled her up here. 
Thursday  5th  Do  Bad Landing.  Moderate Breezes & Cloudy Wr Sowed ¾ of an Acre of Potatoes. Most of ye People taking their time of what they have saved from their Respective tasks — 
Friday  6th  ENE  Do  Fresh Gales & Cloudy People all as before 
Saturday  7th  Do  Tolerable Landing.  Modt Gales & Cloudy. People Employed Working on their Gardens &c — 
Sunday  8th  NE  Good Landing.  Do & Very Pleasant Weather. Performed Divine Service Sent ye Coble out she returned with 15 fish issued them. 
Monday  9th  NNE  Do  Most of the Plants & other Vegetables are stripped of their leaves & Stalks by the Catterpillar.  Do Wr 2 Gangs of 6 Men each, clearing away an acre of ground to sow Potatoes on. One Gang Clearing away a piece of Ground for lieutt Cresswell. One Gang hoing up Indian Corn. & the rest Employed occassionally the Sawpit at Work The others & Carpenters taking their time that they have saved from their task Work. Master Carpenter Shingling the Surgeons House — The Barn finished. 
Tuesday  10th  ENE  Do  Fresh Breezes & Cloudy People all employed as before. four Men Sawing Lengths for Shingling. The Coble went out & brought in fish enough to serve a part of the People. 
Wednesday  11th  NE, South in the Squall, ENE  Good Landing  The very heavy rain & Wind has lain the Wheat all down  At day Light Moderate Breezes & Clear Weather Sent the Coble out to fish at ½ past Eight Came on very Suddenly a heavy Gale of Wind & hard Rain which lasted untill 3 in the Afternoon when it Cleared up. The Boat Returned on perceiving the Change of Weather. People all Employed as before — 
Thursday  12th  Do  Do  Moderate Breezes & Cloudy Wr People all Employed as before; Coble men Building a hutt. 
Friday  13  NW, WSW  Do  Do & very pleasant Weather. The People all employed as before Sent the Coble out to fish she returned in ye Evening not having caught any. Lieut Cresswell turned a turtle in Cresswell Bay. 
Saturday  14th  SSE  Do  Do Wr The people employed working for themselves. Sent the Boat out to fish At 2 P.M. she returned with 36. Issued them in the lieu of 1 lb of Salt Pork, each Man. 
Sunday  15th  East  Do  Robert Webb Seaman belonging to the Sirius this day went to the Cascade Bay to settle there Sent The Coble Men to Carry His things round there by hand —  Very Pleasant Wr at 10 AM Performed Divine Service. 
Monday  16  ENE  Do  Began Cutting the Barley —  Do Wr 1 Gang Clearing away Garden Ground for Lieutt Cresswell, 2 Gangs Clearing away & Turning up One Acre of Ground for Potatoes. One Gang fetching Thatch. Carpenters taking their time Except 1 shingling ye Surgeons House. Sawyers sawing lining boards &c. 
Tuesday  17th.  ENE  good Landing  The Weather during this last month has been very Sultry & hot & the Wind has been Constantly from the Eastward which I think is the trade wind that reaches thus far.  Moderate Breezes & excessive Hot Sultry Wr People all Employed as Yesty 4 Men hoing up Indian Corn 
Wednesday  18th  East.  Do  The potatoes which are growing at the Farm & were sowed September 7th & during that Month; are all running to Stalk there is not a single potatoe at their Roots, the Tubers run very strong & shoot up out of the Ground, notwithstanding they have been very well earthed. I much fear that from the intense heat of the Weather, They will run to haulm & not firm into Potatoes — The Perroquets which are in very large Flocks are destroyg the Wheat having made great havock in one acre — viz Plot hill  Do Wr People all employed as before Shingles being finished Carpenter, Making Oars for the Boat. 6 people employed Carrying the Barley to the farm. Women employed leasing the Barley. 
Thursday  19th  Do  Do  Do Wr People all employed as before — 
Friday  20th  WSW  Do  Do Wr People all employed as before. 
Saturday  21st  Varble  Do  Do Wr The people Employed at their own Gardens building houses &c. 
Sunday  22  SW ESE  Do  Do Wr at 11 A.M. performed divine Service. 
Monday  23rd  ENE  Do  Began Cutting the Barley —  Do Wr & very hot. 2 Gangs which were clearing away an Acre of Ground taking their time which does not Expire untill Friday One Gang hoing up Indian Corn The rest of the[m] Employed about a number of necessary Jobs. Carpenter fitting the large Coble with a Steering Oar & noteSawyers Sawing ¾ boards for lining a part of the Barn & Lieutt Cresswells House. at daylight Sent the Coble out & reced 28 Fish issued them 2 lb of Fish in lieu of ½ a lb of Salt Pork — One Man Thrashing out Barley 
Tuesday  24th  NNW  good Landing.  The Wheat throughout ripens very fast & as it is well filled I do not apprehend much damage from ye Caterpillars which are very thick indeed As the path ways are Covered with them.  The Weather very hot & Sultry with an appearce of Rain, People all employed as before 5 Men Making Hog pen, Duck Yard &c at the farm. Carpenter Repairing the Boats. 
Wednesday  25th  Do  Do  Do Wr The People all employed as before. Sent the Coble out & reced fish enough to serve most part of ye People at 2 lb of fish for ½ a pound of Meat. 
Thursday  26th  Do  Do  Do Wr & Exceeding hot. People all Employed as before. 1 Gang bringing in logs for making a fence round ye Barn. 
Friday  27th  Do  Do  Do Wr & close. People Employed as before except one Gang Cross cutting lengths for the Pit Sent ye Coble out to fish — 
Saturday  28th  Do  Do  Do Wr & extremeley Sultry hot Weather the People all employed working for themselves. 
Sunday  29th  ENE  Do  Do Wr at 10 AM. performed Divine Service Killed a Boar belonging to ye Crown Weight 46 lbs. stopt Salt meat for Do 
Monday  30th  Variable  Do  1st day of Wheat Harvest.  Do Wr 2 Gangs Cutting down trees off 2 acres of Ground in Arthurs Vale. One Gang bringing in Rails & paling for inclosing ye Barn Yard. four Men Reaping Wheat. Carpenter fitting & Repairing ye Small Boat. Lucas's time not expired till Decr 10th 

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