Item 10: General William Holmes diary, 23 August 1914-22 February 1915 - Page 76
[Translation in German also printed on this Order, not transcribed]
THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT OF NEW BRITAIN
ADMINISTRATION ORDER NO. 1.
Colonel William Holmes, D.S.O., V.D.
11th September 1914.
1. All inhabitants are to submit to the directions of officers of the occupying force.
2. Inhabitants are forbidden to be out of doors any night between the hours of 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. without special permits.
3. Inhabitants are forbidden to hold or attend meetings.
4. No newspaper, circular, or printed matter is to be printed, published or issued without permission.
5. No spirituous or intoxicating liquor shall be manufactured or sold without permission.
6. Descriptions of all privately owned boats and vehicles are to be handed in at once to the Provost Marshal of the occupying force.
7. It is forbidden to injure or cut the telegraph or telephone lines. If the telegraph or telephone lines are injured and the offender cannot be discovered, a fine will be imposed on the inhabitants of the neighbourhood where the damage was inflicted.
(sgd) FRANCIS HERITAGE