Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 15
fellowship amongst the members of the Mines Dept.
The good wishes and warm handshakes received from everyone were sufficient in themselves to stir the dullest, most unfeeling heart to strenuous endeavour and never-ending determination, but to a mind open to and seeking such encouragement, they came as living coals upon ones fevered lips to give incalculable inspiration for an eternity of struggling.
Farewell social at St.Enoch's
Fall in at 3 A.M. Embark on "Suevic" A29 at 7 A.M. in Wooloomooloo Bay leave wharf almost immediately and stay in midstream till 12 noon. Then set sail and