State Library of NSW
Oct 27 – 28 – 29 – 30 - 31
& was hoisted overboard. teaching the troops semaphore afternoon put the morning in writing letters. the Melbourne is guarding the mouth of George's Sound. a lecture on the control of fire, after tea our week as mess orderly finished
Wed 28thMucking out & rubbing Idleboy down & exercising him. the New Zealand troops came in accompanied by 4 warboats. one a Japanese, trying to read signals from other boats at night
Thurs 29thLoafing nearly all the morning, giving lessons in semaphore to the troops afternoon, received a lecture by the vet on the taking care of horses, after tea (one horse died)
Fri 30thSemaphore signalling morning. loafing afternoon. all letters to be censored.
Sat 31stA sick man sent ashore; came right in to the jetty & anchored quiet close to Minotar [indecipherable] tea on the fore-hatch which was very good
[correctly: HMS Minotaur]
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