Series 02: Anne Donnell diary, 29 December 1917 - 31 January 1919 - Page 165
June 11 Tuesday
obeyed the highest inspiration.
Why did you leave your far away Australia? Because of your sentiments of loyalty towards the British Empire, whose banner has protected the British and development of your country, its existence, its economic future and its civilization for these were in jeopardy as well as the destinies of France. It was necessary to snatch from German Military violence the hegemony of the World – for that reason you left your shores and cross oceans, for the honour of your country and for its future.