Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 87

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written by the defendant in which he says "I will cleave to you like the flees to a dog's belly.

Dec 5
Arrrive in Durban at about 9.30 this morning after a fine approach.

To summarise re the trip from Sydney, we had a smooth passage to Bass Strait but met heavy seas & stormy weather through the Bight. The Indian Ocean was exceedingly calm except for two days which were a bit blowy & rough.

For an hour or more before we reached Durban, the shore was clearly seen by us as we clustered anxiously around the rails, watching & waiting & wondering. At last we passed the Lighthouse & steamed up the approach to the harbour which was

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