Series 02: Anne Donnell diary, 29 December 1917 - 31 January 1919 - Page 260
into the wharff". That faint hope is soon dashed though for a black ugly old tug comes along & off go our W.A. boys with cheers from their ship mates.
Can it really be true - can one ever realise that not a smile is given – not a flag indicating anything – except the Australian one with the Yellow dash on it) not a sign of welcome. I do feel so sorry for the Diggers – one Dad of 52 – nearly wept – He said "I had to come away for it fairly made me heave to see those dear lads full of anticipation – why
they cattle would have been treated better –