Saturday 24 September 1836

[, on board the wrote. | Read source notes.]

24 September-At eight a.m. light breezes with rain; at half past eight got under way, found our anchor broke nearly asunder in the shank, and we had neared the shore very much before the ship got way on her; at ten o’clock fresh breezes and hazy; at noon the weather clearer; at half past four p.m. came to an anchor in quarter less five fathoms, opposite a very extensive flat. Some sand banks appeared to run out a great distance from the shore, and to the northward and eastward mangroves growing to the water’s edge. Mount Lofty boreS.E. half E., and our latitude 34°45′ south.

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