Item 10: General William Holmes diary, 23 August 1914-22 February 1915 - Page 72
(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 Twelvth day of September 1914.
(Sgd,) WILLIAM HOLMES,
GOD SAVE THE KING.