Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 208
Saturday 11 August 1917
We have all to be in by 8 p.m. & when out wear a Blue Band on our arm.
This morning I met Gen. Meredith & went to Stanley Bay swimming Beach.
Mixed bathing – knocks me out.
This afternoon went to MUZAH Gardens, in a glass house I was shown the "Fern that goes to sleep" as soon as a leaf is touched it closes up & droops. In five minutes time it freshens up again. Have you ever heard of such a plant. The Orchids were very good, a peaceful place to pass away an hour or so.