March 4. Much calmer, most passengers creeping out of bunks to dining room this morning Hope to reach Sydney in time for medical inspection, 6:00 P.M., so as to get ashore. At noon we have 70 miles to make. 3:30 P.M. Land in sight. Reached the dock at 5:30 P.M. and were soon at our old quarters at the Australia Hotel.
March 5. Went to Cook’s Office to try to arrange plan for homegoing. Have about decided to go to the Queensland woods a week or two about Brisbane, then return here in time to take the Empire S.S. on the 26th for Hong Kong via Port Darwin and the Philippines and on the 30th of April, the Siberia at Hong Kong for San Francisco.
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.
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