Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 181
I have made myself as comfortable in my Tent as possible DUG down 2 ft matting floor Egyptian Porous water bottle costs only ½ piastre – 1 ¼ D & keeps water like in a water bag. The Heat is no worse than Australia & lovely cool nights – flies are less troublesome now. I bath in a Bucket with [indecipherable] Ammonia twice daily to keep the awful Nettle Rash or Ezcema that so many are suffering from owing to the Heat & sand & lack of fresh vegetables.
Personally I prefer Butterflies to Blue noses.