Item 01: Brian Colden Antill Pockley papers, 1910-19171910-1917

Greystanes Wahroonga 15/4/12 Dear Old Nellikens, Many happy returns of the 12th. I could not write by the last mail as I have been away down at the Hawkesbury camping. However better late than never. You are having the honour of my first letter this mail so you ought to be very pleased. I have just had a splendid holiday. On the Thursday before Good G Friday, Father, & Max, & I went down to the House-Boat till Monday evening. We had a very good time as I expect Father told you last mail, & I think the trip did Father good. I will not describe it in detail as I expect he has done so, but will pass on. We got home fairly late on Monday night & Max & I were going hard till nearly midnight getting things ready for our camp. We left early on Tuesday morning, met Piggy-Wiggy at Hornsby & reached Hawkesbury about 9.30. We camped at Patonga if you know where that is (It is within view of Lion Island). We were unlucky in getting rain the first day & night but after that