Friday 7 October 1836

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8 p.m. Friday, 7th October.
The wind freshened a little before midnight and rapidly increased to a strong gale which has been blowing ever since with undiminished violence varying from N.W. to S.W. A second anchor was dropped in the night. There is a very heavy swell and occasional rain. We landed our women the day before yesterday to hunt and this evening they made their appearance on the beach when four volunteers started in the gig to bring them off but from the height of the rollers were unable to reach the shore. We fear the poor women may be suffering from hunger as they were scantily provided with provisions and we were to have picked them up at Yankalilah [Yankalilla], but provided they have been successful in hunting which I hope to God they have they will not be so badly off always having the means of kindling a fire.

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