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The Mayor of the town who is now with me has formally handed over the town of Raboul which includes the mountaneous country on the north to "Tonanumbatir"(1708 ft). I am in touch with my advance Guard 1 mile North East of town and 1/2 Coy along the coast road north of native hospital. Guards have been posted at Post Office Govt. Buildings (2) mayors house and New Guinea Cos. Stores where the main Body is in bivouac. also a section on South Side of town.

Signature J Paton
OC Raboul Garrison

From Gov Office
Place 300yds NE of Wharf

To Brigadier

Current Status: