From our own Correspondent
Virginia January 3.
Christmas and New Year's Day were observed here as general holidays. Although it was very hot and blowing clouds of dust, a great number betook themselves to Port Gawler and St. Kilda.
Various sports were carried on, such as cricket and horse-racing. A number of accidents happened at the last named sport, owing to the course not being kept cleared. Many of our farmers have finished reaping. The weather, although very hot, is all that can be wished for. There are some splendid crops in this district. Some are getting from 20 to 30 bushels per acre: but I think it will average about 16 bushels per acre. A great quantity of wheat is being carted in; but I believe principally for storage.
SA Register 4 January 1867