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some even in Kandy. Consequently the white people have a very poor opinion of Australians & are inclined to give them the cold shoulder.

24th February Tuesday 1915

The 'Chilka' & 'Machubra' sailed about 1.45 a.m. and the 'Hessian' at 10.15 a.m. At breakfast we were told that we were to go ashore on a route march. By 10.0 a.m. we had all boarded a tug and 4 lighters and were towed to the landing stage. The march was about 4 ½ miles and it was quite far enough. What with a tropical temperature & being out of exercise

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