BELONGING TO GOVERNMENT
In August 1801 Sheep Cattle Horses
488 931 32
GROUND IN CULTIVATION
Acres of Wheat Acres for Maize
Government 467 300
Individuals 48571/4 3564
Total 53331/4 3864
A stack, containing 1000 bushels of grain, the property of an individual, had been unfortunately destroyed by fire.
The Hawkesbury had again inundated the adjacent country; and many of the settlers, who had farms on its banks, had in despair totally abandoned them.
With this information I must here conclude my labours; and, as the annalist of the English Colony in New South Wales, probably take my leave for ever of that country, in whose service I spent the first nine years of its infancy, during all the difficulties and hardships with which, in that rude state, it had to contend: a country which has eventually proved the destruction of my brightest prospects; having, by my services there, been precluded from succeeding to my proper situation in the professional line to which I was bred; without any other reward as yet to boast of, than the consciousness of having ever been a faithful and zealous servant to my employers, and knowing that the peculiar hardship of my case has been acknowledged by every gentleman, in and out of office, to whom it has been communicated.