W. J. Shields
to go up to Black Spur as soon as the summer comes round, by the peoples talk it is the flower of Victoria but we will miss you to point out the various plants and explanations on them, but pleasure cannot always reign supreme.Mr. Dobbie has returned to Melbourne and he called round to see us, and we spent a very pleasant afternoon with him and the Miss Dicks, he was enquiring very warmly after you, I dont think they saw as much as we did although they were 2 months travelling more than us, they are returning home by Vancouver. I am afraid he will not have as good a time as he had on the Barbarossa as the boat he is going by is not a very steady one. We are living out at St Kilda now, first of all we went to a boarding house but it was very unsatisfactory, so we left and came to the George Hotel which is everything we could wish for. I must conclude with best wishes from Mr Liddell and myself (write soon)I remainyours Faithfully W J Shields
St. Kilda [Australia]
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