QUITE SAFE IN COLONLALS' KEEPING. LONDON, December 7. (Received December 8, at 9 a.m.) There is lively speculation on the part of the public as to how the Australasian troops will shape against the Turks. Public opinion is quite satisfied to leave Egypt to the care of the Australasians and the Indian Territorial troops. OUR TROOPS. APPEARANCE~MUCH LIKED. EGYPT IMPRESSED. ALEXANDRIA, December 7. (Received Deeember 8, at 9.25 a.m.) The Australasian troops have created a profound impression in Egypt, especially #a account of their magnificent phywque.
A WONDERFUL SIGHT.
SYDNEY, December 8, (Received December 8, at 10 a.m.)
The ' Morning Herald * publishes A. B. (" Banjo ") Paterson's descriptive article on the departure of tho transports from Albany. He describes this impressive spectocle as " the most wonderful sight any Australian ever saw—3o,ooo fighting men representing Australasia under way for the groat war. The New Zealanders gave us Hone Heke's old war cry : ' Ake, ake ,* kia, kaha.' "
WAS CLOSE TO TRANSPORTS.
SYDNEY'S FINAL MESSAGE
ALEXANDRIA, December 7. (Received December 8, at 9.25 a.m.) The transport Karoo was the vessel which first received the Cocos Island "w.irelessmessage announcing the Emden's visit. She transmitted it to the Orvieto, and thence it was sent to the naval commander, who despatched H.M.A.S. Sydney. The latter had scarcely gone out of sight when she signalled that she had sighted the Emden. Later she signalled that the action was progressing favorably. When the final signal, "Emden put out of action," was communicated to the transports there was great enthusiasm aboard.
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EGYPT., Evening Star, Issue 15670, 8 December 1914