16 November 1872
Mr Fitzgibbon, Town Clerk to whom I had letters, introduced me to the Mayor, a Mr O’Grady (but no relation of yesterday’s acquaintance). We had a long chat about Tramways, for the streets, the Town Sewage, the Canal to Sandhurst and sundry other Public Works, after which we went to the Public Hall, where the Mayor let me play the large organ. It is a very large instrument by Hill & Co and is almost if not quite equal to the one in the Crystal Palace at Sydenham. We afterwards drove down to the Cricket Ground and boated on the Yarra, where a boat race was going on, and in the evening attended an Organ recital.