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February 1790

                                                       
Week day  Mo day  Winds  Landg & Surf  Observations &c.  Transactions on Norfolk Isld Weather &c — 
Monday  1st  SE  good Landing  Moderate Gales & Cloudy during the day received every thing from the Supply — a Part of ye People turning up Ground & ye rest Empd occassionally & at task work 
Tuesday  2nd  Do  Bad Landing  Fresh Gales & dark Cloudy Weather. The Surf running high could not send the dispatches onboard the Supply untill 4 P.M. when she sailed for Port Jackson — The People Employed as Yesterday. 
Wednesy  3rd  NE  good Landing  Do Wr with heavy Rain most part of the Day. The Convicts who came by the Supply Employed buildg their Houses. 2 Gangs Turning up Ground, 6 Covering in one of the Sawpits. [*] Women & 5 Men Gathering & Husking Indian corn 2 Men Thrashing out Wheat Sawyers & Carpenters about a floor for the upper part of the Barn to Contain the Indian Corn 2 Men Shingg ye Mids[?] housenote 
Thursday  NW  No Surf  Very Strong Gales & dark Cloudy Weather with almost constant Rain people Employed at intervals as Yesterday 
Friday  Do  Do  Do Wr with less Rain Employed some hands & Women gathering & husking Indian Corn the Rest Employed as before. 
Saturday  6th  NE  Do  Moderate Breezes & very hot Sultry Weather The People all working at their Gardens &c — 
Sunday  7th  Do  Do  Do Breezes with incessant heavy Rain at six AM sent the Boat to Phillip Island at Noon She returned with fish enough to Serve every person in the Settlement 21bs. 
Monday  8th  ENE  Indifferent Landing.  Fresh Gales & dark Cloudy Weather 3 Gangs of 6 Men each Clearing away 3 Acres of Ground. A Number Employed Gathering, husking, & getting Indian Corn to the Barn Thatching ye Roof of one of the Sawpits, & a number of other necessary Jobs — Carpenters about Lieut Cresswells house putting a Floor to the Barn — &c — 
Tuesday  9th  NE  Do  Moderate Breezes & Cloudy Weather. People all Employed as before. 11 Sick & Lame. 
Wednesday  10th  ENE  Do  Do Breezes & very Sultry hot Weather The People all Employed as before. 
Thursday  11th  Do  Do  Very Pleasant Sultry Weather. People all employed as before. Sent the large boat to Phillip Isle. at 3 P.M. it returned with fish enough to serve 81 people. 
Friday  12th  Do  Do  Do Wr & very Sultrynote The People all employed as before Sent the Coble over to Phillip Isle at 3 P.M. she returned with Sufficient fish to serve the remainder of the people. 
Saturday  13th  Do  Do  Do Wr & very Cloudy The People working for themselves. 
Sunday  14th  Do  Bad Landing  Fresh Breezes & very Gloomy Weather. at 10 AM performed divine Service. 
Monday  15th  Do  Indifft Landing.  Fresh Gales & Cloudy Weather 3 Gangs Employed Clearing away Ground 3 Sawpits at Work for Barracks &c Carpenters occasionally. 6 Men Carrying Thatch 7 Men Assisting Officers & Settlers at their Grounds 4 Men Making Shingles Women & 3 Men Breaking down & gathering Indian Corn — 8 [?] sick — 
Tuesday  16th  East  good Landing.  Moderate Breezes & Very hot Sultry Weather. The people all Employed as Yesterday 14 Lame & Sick 5 Men building a Log house for a Settler 
Wednesday  17th  Do  Do  Do Wr The people all employed as before & getting Timber to the Pitts — One Man Repairing & Caulking the Small Coble 15 Lame & Sick 
Thursday  18th  Do  Do  Do Wr Employed the People All as before four Men Sifting & Cleaning the Wheat The rest as before 
Friday  19th  Do  Do  Fresh Gales & dark Cloudy Wr people all Employed as before. Got in the last of the Indian Corn — 16 Sick & lame Some showers of rain in the Night 
Saturday  20th  Do  Do  Moderate Breezes & pleasant Weather with some Showers of Rain in the Night The people all Employed working for themselves — 14 Sick & Lame 
Sunday  21  NE  Do  Do Wr at 10 AM. performd Divine Service 
Monday  22nd  NE  good Landing.  6 Men building a house for a Settler in Phillimore's Valley.  Fresh Gales & dark Cloudy Weather with some showers of rain in the Night 3 Gangs of 6 Men each Clearing away Ground for Cultivation & Sawpits Sawing framing & Scantling for building Barracks Carpenters finishing Lieut Cresswells house. Eight Men Employed getting timber to the pits afterwards harrowing Turnip seed in getting in Indian Corn &c 5 Men Making Shingles & 4 digging a new Sawpit Punished Jno Boyle Convict with 25 lashes for absenting himself from his Work — 10 Sick & lame 
Tuesday  23rd  NE  Do  Do Wr people all Employed as before 2 Men bringing in logs for the Stoccade 2 Men Thrashg out Wheat. 
Wednesday; Thursday  24; 25  NE  Do; A great Sea without  Very Strong Gales of Wind & dark Cloudy Weather The People all Employed as before on Thursday Got 2 Ricks of Wheat into the Barn — 8 Sick & Lame 
Friday  26th  NE  good Landing  Strong Gales of Wind & dark Cloudy Weather. The people all Employed as before Carpenters finished Lieutt Cresswells house. 18 Sick & lame 
Saturday  27th  Do  A great Sea with[out]  Fresh Gales & Cloudy People all employed working for themselves. 
Sunday  28th  Do  Do  Do Wr with some heavy Squalls of Wind & Rain. at 10 AM. Performed Divine Service 

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