W. J. Shields
the financial part of the business was in the wrong hands from the beginning, if it had been in your hands and mine we would have curtailed the expenses by 50%, they said they would leave it to me the next time so I am afraid I have put myself in a loop. We have made arrangement to go up to Jenolan Caves at Christmas with Mr Herbet that came out on the Barbarossa with us. we were thinking of going to Blackspur but as Mr Herbet had not seen the caves we decided to go there. Blackspur will be probably our next trip and I am anxiously looking forward to it; as from what you told me about it. I presume it is very beautiful. The Barbarossa returns here on the 5th Nov. so I willprobably see the Doctor if he is still on her. I am still studying very hard and hopes to pass the M[illegible]trich and enter the University for an engineering course.Mr. Liddell, & [illegible]hail, wishes to be remember to you.I must conclude as I think I have told you all the news since my previous letterI remainyours FaithfullyW. J. ShieldsPS You are undoubtely a very prominent man over there. "California" as I see by that paper you sent me. but no more than I wish you. I am sorry I cannot give Mr. H[illegible] address as he never told me nor Liddell
St. Kilda [Australia]
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