Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 44

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Monday 12 February 1917


Still on the road & raining hard – but all hands are happy. Passed several Catipillar Tractions pulling loads of 10 tons over the sand. Country gets more Desert like & has edible bush as we go back. A man could make a do of 20,000 acres or less of Rafa country – all Bedouin Stock were fat there.

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Letters from Mother 7/1/17
Joe 7/1/17 & 1/1/17
Dolly 24/1/17
Laura 24/1/17
Papers "Australasian" & papers from Mrs. Callow & Punch from Mr. Ferrar. So far Mother's Housewife has not turned up. I am very

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