Keith Jack diary, Apr 12-13, 1916, pp40-1
Jack describes life at Hut Point: they are running low on seals as winter approaches and the seals become more scarce; entering scientific data in register; reading and listening to Melba and Caruso.
12 April 1916: "We are now using fuel much faster than we are obtaining it for it is now eleven days since we killed the last seal, though we have always kept a good look out except when the weather has been too low. Again S. [Stevens] and self put in good time in Register while Irvine Gaze turn to clearing stable…”
13 April 1916: "Finished Du Bary's "15,000 miles in a ketch" last night. In some ways we are in a somewhat similar state as they were but ours is a far worse plight. After dinner I enjoyed gramophone recital deriving intense pleasure from records of Melba, Tetrazini, Caruso etc.etc. Had the machine going for quite 11/2 hours and little these great artists will know of the pleasure they have given to us poor castaways in the frozen south."
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