Monday, August 5, 2013
9 August 1859
9th. A fine morning but a contrary wind which improved towards night and at bedtime the sea was rather heavy. We have had a few spies of the winged tribe which have overed about this 2 days. They are said to be from the Cape of Good Hope and that they go more than a thousand miles away.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.