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Friday 16 February 1917

*The New Chums"

The Yeomanry left a few decent Papers among them. I found a 'BULUWAYO' Times, mentioned many places I camped in in RHODESIA, so when I leave the 'Deniliquin Independent' & Walgett Spectator the new comers from perhaps Canada, will find some news on Australian. Our men are always giving barracking *the New Chums about riding. As one fellow was leaving here with Saddlery badly put on, he was hailed with – "Put the Saddle further back, your reins are too long".

General - J.B. Meredith our old Colonel visited us – I am not changing I am too fond of the old Regiment.

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