Thursday 29 December 1836

[, who arrived in South Australia on board the wrote. | Read source notes.]

Decr 29th The commission had hardly left my tent yesterday when the doctor was called in attendance upon my wife, who this morning at 6 o’clk gave the New Province a son! I say “gave the Province a son” for he is claimed by the Governor as his God-son, as being the first child born in the Colony, after the Establishment of the Government.

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