Title: Octavius Hadfield

Author: Barbara Macmorran

Publication details: 1969, Wellington

Digital publication kindly authorised by: G. H. Macmorran

Part of: New Zealand Texts Collection

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Octavius Hadfield

[extract from the diary of Octavius Hadfield]

Nov. 9th . . . Suffered considerable pain in my chest during the night. We got under way early in the morning, but as the wind soon headed us we ran away from Cloudy Bay. We anchored there about one o'clock not being able to beat against a strong wind nor did we get into the proper anchorage. A Portuguese who has a whaling establishment came on board a few hours after and though it rained and blew much we beat into a safe anchorage. We could not form a correct notion of the place from the badness of the weather.