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This morning communication was satisfactorily established with Thursday Island, and  a message was sent to the Minister for Defence, Melbourne, that all was well at Rabaul and Herbertshohe.

A report was received on the Government Printing Office from Mr. Lyng.   It is intended to  publish a gazetted twice monthly.   The first issue will be made on the 15th instant.

The following is a list of German Officials retained for the present by the Administration.: -
Weber             Judge
Grunbach      Clerk of Court
Grundler         Treasury
Weller               Post-master, Rabaul.
Brideman       Botanical Gardens
Hoheisle         Post/master, Herbertshohe.
Kohler                           do                        do

An explosion occurred at Rabaul and 4 men of "A" Coy. sustained  injuries, viz: -
Private   James   -   Severely wounded right shoulder.
       do       Guard    -                  do                        head and leg.
       do       Lee          -   Minor injuries.
       do       Howard -                  do

Captain Maguire operated on Privates James and Guard this evening.   The former's condition is critical. Otherwise the health of the troops is very satisfactory.

The Japanese Ships have been working continuously by wireless, and the  signals are very  strong.

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