Item 10: General William Holmes diary, 23 August 1914-22 February 1915 - Page 104
SUNDAY - 18TH OCTOBER 14:
Church Parade was held at Rabaul and Herbertshohe.
The Administrator requested Captain Manning, Assistance Judge Advocate General, to report on the question of utilising the "Sumatra" as a distributing Ship in the event of the German Merchants desiring to send supplies to outlying stations.
Mr. Lucas interviewed the Administrator with regard to the disposal of the "Moresby's" cargo, and the Administrator has decided that in the event of the Merchants refusing to take the cargo he will ask the Naval Board to delay the departure of the "Matunga" from Sydney.
Telephonic communication has been established with the Signal Station on the Hill "Mother".
Health of the troops continues satisfactory.