Maryborough Hospital. June - August 1874
Mary Borough Hospital Victoria Australia 26 July 1874 Up at half past 6 o’clock A M. I slept nearly all my time in bed last night. I gain my sleep as well as my strength We had heavy showers during the night. Gloomy morning. Clouds are moving northward. Sign of fine day. I did ask the Matron a leave to attend the English Church and handed her to verses which I have composed this morn when ... the “Dead House” good ...at church – with a moderate attendance. 27 Mon Up at quarter past 6 o. clock A.M. I did not sleep well last night one of the patients was restless and gave great labor and annoyance to the watch man x x washing and cleaning the before breakfast ... was completed. Breakfast at 8 o’clock .... cool and dry morning. O what lovely weather x x With a sign of .... I intend to leave today or early tomorrow. I feel middling strong and quite healthy. But where to get work is the mystery x x May travel for weeks berfore having work to do this time of the year – pity the farm laborer – 28 Tues Up at quarter past six o’clock and could see the new commet through the ... window before I went out. Very .... meteor and the tail was not visible to the naked ey but sometimes – Bright and white frosty morning after break fast I left the Hospital at my wish and the immediate neighborhood of the town and could not have a clue of any job. 29 Wed Mrs Barclay Boarding House Up early and had my breakfast soon. The bed I had last night for as shilling was not equal to the bed I had in the hospital. Left Mary-Borough towards Majorca where my swag and my watch remain. I went around about many farmers, but could not have any job. The space between these two towns is full of worked gold diggings and many are .... there still but the most pits are not favorable. Very dull time about here I reached Majorca early in the noon.