Item 10: General William Holmes diary, 23 August 1914-22 February 1915 - Page 201
WEDNESDAY - 18th NOVEMBER 1914.
The S.S. "Siar", which has been under repairs, was given a trial trip prior to being sent with the Expedition to Admiralty and Hermit Islands. The test proved satisfactory.
At 8-30 p.m. the following message was received by the Administrator:-
"Please state definitely date "Moresby" left Rabaul for Sydney." Navy Office to which message a reply was despatched as follows:- "Navy Office: "Moresby" left Rabaul for Sydney via Suva 21st October, 1914. Administrator.
The health of the troops generally is satisfactory.