Saturday 10 September 1836

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

10th. Still blowing very hard from the E.S.E. at 5 A.M. sent a boat off to the well, but the wind continuing (though not so strong) it returned in the Evening without the raft. The Pirie could not continue landing Cargo to day owing to the gale & our people were employed in stowing away what she had landed & picking up & heaping ballast for her. Having found that there had been a good deal of petty thieving from the Company’s stores I to day dismissed the person (Neal) who had the charge (by night) of it and appointed Mr Shreyvogel to take his place. At 4 P.M. saw a sail coming round Point Marsden on her Starboard tack. I immediately hoisted signals inquiring what ship she was but had scarcely done so when she put about & was soon lost behind the point. She again hove in sight at 5 P.M. & at 20 Minutes past, put about, & was not seen by us afterwards. By my glass I perceive she is a Barque & I presume she is the Cygnet. Mr Beare pays the hands to night & of God’s mercy all is still going on pleasantly – I trust it will continue so.

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3 Responses to “Saturday 10 September 1836”

  1. JANE WADE December 5, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    I am interested to find out more about the man Neal, I am led to believe he is the father of Bridget Neal bc 1837, who married John Wade at the Pichi Richi Hotel in SA. Does anyone know anything about what happened to this man after he was dismissed. Did he go on to live in South Australia?

  2. Jane Wade October 17, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    I am interested in the man Neal. Is he Daniel Neal. He could possibly be the father of Bridget Neal, who married John Wade bc 1837 who i am researching. I am having difficulty tracing the ancestors of Bridget Neal. Can anyone help with this enquiry.

  3. Jane Wade September 10, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    I am interested in the person Neal, is this Daniel Neal? He is the possible father of Bridget Neal bc 1838 – d 21 Jan 1896 Farina SA., wife of John Wade who I am researching. Does anyone have any more information on this man?

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