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up on deck at 4 am to See entrance into the Sound. We dropped anchor at 6.35.
There are a few Small islands at mouth of Sound, one of which is Breaksea. There is a lighthouse on it, and is situated to the right as you enter the Sound. I have not seen any beaches like we have in Sydney yet; though I am told there is a nice one near the township. One of the Engineers caught a small shark about two feet long and the men started to cut it up alive. After they had ripped it up & taken its tail off, they threw it back into the water.
1 pm. The Shropshire has just come into the Sound. There is another one following. Supposed to be the "Saldanha".
There are now about 14 troopships in the Sound.
Officers went ashore & returned to ship about 6.30. Rumours of march through Albany. I hope it comes off. The H.M.A.S. Melbourne arrived about 8 pm.
Heavy wind blowing. Sea rough. Orvieto and Geelong arrived about 8 am. There are other boats continually coming

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