Wednesday 28 December 1836

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

Wednesday, 28th December.

Our conjectures with regard to the ship yesterday were strengthened this morning by hearing distant guns, as of a salute given and returned in the direction of the settlement, and we have come to the conclusion that the Governor is safely arrived and that his salute was returned by the land battery brought by the “Tam O’ Shanter”. I have been shooting all day and have killed nearly five brace of quails which is considered as excellent sport, but in my opinion the best of the sport is in the eating. Our life here is exceedingly monotonous and uninteresting as weare completely debarred from news. We are all very anxious to remove to Holdfast Bay.

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