Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 116
Wednesday 25 April 1917
Snakes, Scorpions etc. more plentiful here & much more insect life of every description, reason I suppose bigger population than the Desert.
Managed to get some tinned Fruit sent by Pack Horse from Canteen at Railhead this morning.
[The following paragraph crossed through.] Australian NEWS SHEET cabled to the Troops consists of "Egg Laying Competition", "Plague of 'Possums"!! "Dinner to Holman"!! etc. !!! What we would like to know is "Seasons" – Repatriation, and other items of interest.
Very Hot about 110°.