State Library of NSW
Head QuartersRabaulGovernment Offices12 - 9 - 14
From Col Paton
To Col Holmes VD DSO
Have ascertained that town is very short of provisions and Chinese population have been giving some trouble on account of the shortage of food. A Temporary dressing station has been established at the Government offices which are also my headquarters for the present I have a small guard on the road leading from the wharf at the intersection of the first street about fifty (50) yards from wharf
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