Diary of Frank Hurley20–21 October 1915

by Frank Hurley

20 Wed
69. 17 S Long 51. 5 W 4 seals secured Sea watches set in the event of necessity & also to be in readiness to work ship at any moment steam raised Taking 1 ton of Coal, remainder being made up of wood, blubber etc. It has been thought necessary to have the engines ready for any emergency. To maintain steam only consumes 1¼ to 1½ cwt coal daily. Engines given a turn. All O.K. after being frozen up for 8 months.

Thurs Malignant rumbling through the night. We are however pretty well habituated to this kind of thing & it now disturbs us little.