Peachey Belt, December 28.
Yesterday being Christmas Day, there was a general cessation of harvest operations. From early morn till late in the evening vehicles of all kinds were passing to and from St. Kilda. being the favourite rendezvous of the pleasure seekers from Salisbury, Virginia, Penfield, and the surrounding neighbourhood. The vast concourse of people that located themselves on the beach during the day fully showed that St Kilda, as a watering-place, is not a whit behind other places of this kind in the colony. Convenient and well shaded bathing places for both sexes a comfortable distance on either side of the promenade, ample room for cricket, dancing, racing. &c, on the beach, afforded abundant opportunity for all to enjoy themselves according to their several tastes.
SA Register 29 December 1863