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' A wireless message has .been received .by the jDefence pepartnient stating tpat tlie transport .Carpentaria-will arrive at Lyttelton at daybreak to-roor-row. No mention is made in the rnesas to whether there ia any sickness on board. The Carpentaria -has a tonnage of 7755, and: is owned by the British. India .Steam' Ship ..Company. Tlie New Zealand Shipping Company are the local agents. The vessel has on. board 17 officers, and 558 other ranks of the N.Z.E.F., and two Imperial details. Major 6. ,R. Mitchell, D.5.0., of Timaru, is officer;- in conimand of the troops, which are distributed as follow:—Auckland .district 20, Wellington 42, Napier 8,; Canterbury 232, Nelson 1, West Coast 23, Otago 243' and destination unknown 10. ■ ' • . .';' \-I . Later. The Carpentaria will arrive to-night.

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CARPENTATARIA'S DRAFT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9612, 17 May 1919

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CARPENTATARIA'S DRAFT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9612, 17 May 1919

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