Thursday October 15 1914 - A22
Nothing new or startling so far. I am on pass tonight so Brown a Scotchman and another mate Dingwall went down to St Kilda to a dance there in the Palais de Danse. We got in all right, you pay 3d to get in and then buy your tickets for to get into the dancing ring. Well as I have a cold I didnt want to dance but the Scotchman bought a ticket and went over to some nice tarts and asked them very politely for a dance but they were not having any, they all turned their heads from the soldiers there was a few of us and couldnt get a dance so we left and came into Melb. and got some hot supper and got home as quick as possible but some of our chaps went down a night or two later, they said they enjoyed themselves very much.
The Palais De Danse advert, published on the 15th October
1914 in Melbourne's Table Talk.
[Courtesy of National Library of Australia]
Thursday 15th October
Out with Battery and Ammunition Column during the morning. Capt Waite O.C. BAC, reported from Adelaide at 11.30 AM. Was with him to 3.30 PM, discussed various details re training on way to England, and looked through his list of stores etc. He returned by 4.30 train to Adelaide.
Had huge fatigue party cleaning up ship and fitting stalls, chairs etc. Battery, A. Column and Brigade Head Quarters at mounted work during afternoon.