R.A.C. to Brigadier, 8-22 pm: If you could find time I would like to see you before you leave for Herbertshohe; there are cases of prisoners of war that I wish to speak to you about.
R.A.C. to Brigadier: Have you any news of Governor? Reply sent - Governor is now at Herbertshohe and I am in treaty with him.
Commander Beresford per "Parramatta" to Brigadier, 10-17 pm: Reply: I forwarded explanation by signal 7-5pm last night re delay, and finished my report this morning at 1am, and leaving camp at 6-0 not returning till 6-30pm. I submit I have been unavoidably delayed. My report will be despatched to you to-morrow morning at 7-30am.
"Encounter" to "Berrima": Has Brigadier returned yet please?
15TH SEPTEMBER, 1914
"Parramatta" to Flagship, 6-12 am: Submit: Passed round Duke York Island, nothing seen. Searched to North-west with "Yarra". Could motor schooner proceed and examine Credner and Duke York Island and North-east coast New Britain at daylight, whilst we search seaward to North.
Brigadier to O.C. Infantry, Herbertshohe, 6-25am: You have done well. I will attend at Herbertshohe at eleven this morning to meet Governor. Arrange for guard of honor of fifty.
"Encounter" to "Berrima" 7-30am: "Grantala" reports that she received from NSO and DNO Townsville 2 cases and 2 bungles signalling apparatus. Does this belong to Military? Reply sent - Yes.
Brigadier to R.A.C. 8-45am: Am leaving this ship at 9-15am to see you, and thence to Herbertshohe by launch, which has been arranged for.
"Encounter" to "Berrima": The following from Colonel Watson to Brigadier was made by W/T, but is now repeated to ensure accuracy: Begins - Acting under your instructions from "Berrima" at 1-34 this morning, I occupied Toma today at 3-0pm. Beyond a few Native Constabulary, who were promptly shelled by the 12 pdr. no opposition was met with during the advance. I received two flags of truce of a parleying nature, but send back a demand for surrender of Governor with his officials. Shortly after shelling had ceased an Officer came in under the white flag, and I have the honor to report that the Governor is to report himself at Herbertshohe at 11am tomorrow. The men have behaved splendidly. The accuracy the the "Encounter's" shelling was astonishing. I move on the Herbertshohe 6-30 pm. Subordinate Officer reports my troops here in camp in Herbertshohe found that no opposition was met with during the advance. I have honor to report troops arrived 8-0 pm. tired, but fit for anything.