Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. IV. (June 30, 1918 to November 20, 1918)
Went on River at Richmond with Dorothy & little girls. May 23rd Wet day. (showery) Spent day with Wife & Children in Richmond. Went to see House for sale in Friarstile Road. Rang up & spoke to Col. Collett at Great Western Hotel Paddington May 24th Cold dull day. In morning Car fetched me to A.I.F. H.Qs. to speak to Gen McCay re. change in Command of our training Bn & to see Capt. GREENLEES on his return from Scotland. Gen McCay did not ring up at 11. am as arranged, but some S.O. rang up from Salisbury about 11.50. a.m. GREENLEES cant get back until Saturday I was invited & accepted the invitation to ask Mrs FISHER wife of the High Commissioner for the C. Wealth of Aust. to declare the Exhibition of Aust. Artists War Work at GRAFTON Galleries open at 4. p.m. Met Gen FETHERSTONE D.M.S. Aust at A.I.F. H.Qs Visited Grafton Galleries asked Mrs. Fisher on behalf of A.I.F to open the Exhibition. I also spoke of the gallantry of the Artists in collecting the material for their sketches & photos. Spoke to Lord Denman, Lord Lammenglow & Agents General of the various States. both my portraits one by Quinn the other by Leist at the show, my Wife & daughter Dorothy accompanied me. Went to their Club then to Rest. in Haymarket for Dinner then to Globe Theatre saw "Press the [Page] 5.