Item 07: Hector Brewer diary, 17 November-12 December 1918 - Page 137
prior to sailing for Aussie.
6th We are still waiting for our boat. It seems as if it will never be ready. to take us away. from this wretched existence. We have had hail, rain, snow, wind and misery.
Industrial trouble has been rampant throughout Great Britain. Hundreds of thousands of shipping hands have
come out been out on strike and engineers, and tube conductors, drivers and hotel & restaurant waiters & waitresses have been come out and all demanding higher wages and less work. The trouble is easing down considerably, the government