Item 03: John Duncan McRae diary, 10 February-6 May 1917 - Page 43

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the original stronghold of the historic Salisbury. It is a huge hill something like Mount Renuie in Moore Park, & has three tiers & each of "steps" is hollowed out to hold water. A gentleman told me that these ditches were 40' deep in places. The stronghold originally stood on the top & each of the three ditches had to be crossed before the castle could be entered. The only remains of the edifice itself are a few remnants of old-fashioned guns which are partly covered with debris& protected now by the Antequarian Society. When I went to the City market square to get my bus home at 10 o'clock, I found that the last bus had just left and after making a few inquiries etc. I decided to walk back to camp. Of course it was too late by then to get anything to eat & as I felt rather hungry at the inception of so large a walk I knocked at the door of a private

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