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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 –

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