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A Peninsula man writing under date March 16th, from Ism alia says "We have again changed our name and we are now llth Battery, N.Z.F.A. We are gradually assuming the appearance of a battery and now have a fair number of horses. I am beginning to understand that a Quartermaster has also to be an expert in grocery and sanitation. I feel that a shift from here cannot come too soon as things are very unsettled and it is gradually getting too hot for comfort. I went for a bathe in the lake here yesterday. The water was beautifully cool and two or three warships were lying a mile or so out, making a pretty picture. Imagine a school of fifty whales all lashing their tails at once with a crowd at a football match "chucked in" and you have a fair idea of the average bathingparade here when about three or four thousand troops hop into the water together and go mad. Young Menzies, who used to teach at the Akaroa school looked in the other day. Poor beggar he left New Zealand a Sergeant but has reverted to a gunner. Les. Smith is waiting for me to get some washing done for him so I must get my own and find the nigger.

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ON THE CANAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916

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ON THE CANAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916

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