Item 10: General William Holmes diary, 23 August 1914-22 February 1915 - Page 240
FRIDAY - 25TH DECEMBER 1914:
Christmas Day was observed as a general holiday.
Christmas Cheer received by the "Matunga" and "Eastern" was distributed amongst the garrisons at Rabaul and Herbertshohe.
The Administrator gave an Official Dinner to Lieut. Colonels Watson and Paton, and Commanders Jackson and Lambton.
Patients in hospital are making satisfactory progress.