Item 10: General William Holmes diary, 23 August 1914-22 February 1915 - Page 355
(9) It is hereby notified that this Proclamation takes effect in the whole Island of New Britain and its Dependencies from this date.
Given at Government House, RABAUL, this Twelfth day of September, 1914.
(Sgd.) WILLIAM HOLMES,
FRANCIS HERITAGE, Major.