Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 26

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mess-room in the forecastle. He said we were most tidy in every way, and that he was sure that 'Australia'would continue to make herself felt across the the seas; and we thought so too and expressed our feelings on the matter by three echoing cheers. Even the cockpit of the "Victory" never heard such cheers, and even her heroes were not so sure of success as are we.

Nov 16
Have my hammock on deck now and intend to make this my permanent 'bedroom'. From here I can see the angry sea by day and the speaking stars, 'the poetry of heaven' by night.
One night on waking at about 2 A.M. I saw the moon coming up through

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