Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 27
breakwater before breakfast. Here we have been lying for two days – feeling liked caged lions as no leave has been allowed. The harbour is full of shipping - vessels belonging to neutral countries conspicuous by their prominent display of nationality both by flag & painted lettering.
Transports crowded with Troops are coming in thick and fast. 3 boatloads of Australians have arrived so far today each containing about 2,000 men.
Managed to get into signalling communication with them this afternoon. Hills rise all round the harbour & near the city
are houses can be seen on the slopes nestling among the forest green.
Orders received to-night that we are to commence disembarkation to-morrow & establish field hospital