Up pretty early. Did the washing up after breakfast. B was harrowing all day – walked up and down with him for some time. Lay down most of the afternoon – head bad, worse in the evening. Irregularity of meal times seems to be one of the causes for my headaches.
This diary is being kept during my voyage to Australia and back which I am undertaking for the benefit of my health and as a cure (light and inexpensive) for headaches.
I left England on Thursday 18th April 1878.
Please see entry entitled "Travel Blog of a Victorian Gentleman" (which will be among the more recent entries) for an explanation of this blog.... full info
The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year...more info