Mary Phoebe Broughton - Diary, 1839-18411839 - 1841

by Mary Phoebe Broughton
[January, 1841] 10th Mama, Emily, Miss Macquoid and Louisa went into Sydney in our carriage - I was not well in the morning with a pain in my side, & Mama sent for Mr Mitchell, who came to see me. 11th Mr Mitchell, & Mr R. Campbell called - Papa went into Sydney twice - Mr Lethbridge sent his carriage to take us on board the steamer at 7, our's having gone to be put on board first - Mr Townshend, Miss Bell &etc. were on board with us - we had a very rough night. 12th Sunday - We arrived at Newcastle between 10 and 11 & went to Mr W. Scott's, where we had breakfast - Papa went to church & preached. We were too tired to go in the morning, but all went in the afternoon. Papa preached again - Mr & Mrs Erskine and Captain Hollingsworth called. A brickfielder & rain in the afternoon. 13th A very showery day - The Confirmation was obliged to be put off on account of the rain. In the afternoon we managed to walk as far as Mrs Erskine's and Mrs Croasdill's - Emily & I drank tea at Mrs Erskine's - Mr Digby, Miller, Miss Bidwill & Miss [Tuches] were there. Mr Spencer dined at the Scott's. 14th Mama, E & I went for a walk on the sands