State Library of NSW
[Tuesday 29 February 1916]
I had to go to Samalut & see the local Magistrate (Egyptian) re some shots fired from a Bedouin Village.I found him in the CLUB!!! & was soon surrounded by all the colored Notables & swallowed 2 Whiskies & sodas with great skill-Thro' an Interpreter (after much Salaaming etc) I tried to put them right about a few natives ie Maoris do not come from Australia- not any Blackfellows are in our Parliament- etc.All Classes here are much affected by Sedition papers now being circulated, they want to govern themselves they say €“Tried to buy English Paper but only got an Arabic & French one which I send you
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