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Orders for the general discipline of the Ship were issued, and fire and boat stations were allotted to each member of the Force.

Owing to heavy rain, Church Parade was abandoned.

Attached are copies of reports submitted relative to mines placed on the Kabakaul-Bitapaka Road prior to the arrival of our Forces in September last.

The undermentioned Medical Officers and Nurses were on board the S.S. "Morinda" for Rabaul:-

Captain J.F. Hayes
      do    P.S. Parkinson
 Nurse    F.M. McIntosh
      do     I.C. McIntosh
      do     E. Henry
      do     N. Gibbons

P.M.O. reports upwards of twenty cases of Malaria on board. Large doses of quinine are being administered.

At midnight the ship had sailed 272 nautical miles - 322 miles since leaving Rabaul

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