Item 01: Henry Frederick Wallace Tucker diary, 14 September 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 14
Jan. 9 Saturday 1915
during night, strong wind sprung up with heavy rain continuing throughout day weather cool & pleasant.
Horse died making 14 to date- inoculated again, feeling headache.
Jan. 10 Sunday 1915
Weather cleared strong head wind sea smooth uneventful day
preparing costumes for "Father Neptune"expect to cross "equator"tomorrow
(Trooper Malcolm Campbell died & buried from )
Jan. 11 Monday 1915
passed over the equator 6 AM weather nice & cool.
(Boson of Thermosticles died & buried)
most interesting sport commenced at 2 PM when Father Nepturne & his assistants compelled most of us from the major downwards to pass through his Hands – which meant- getting a shave with a blunt razor, mouth-filled with soap, each man had to swallow two pills, then sat on a chair – thrown in a large tank of salt water.