Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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I had a few drives in a ricksha and I enjoyed

them immensely. On sunday I went bathing in

the surf, but although it was mid-winter the place

was full of bathers. The weather was very warm

just like a hot summer day at home, and as the

following monday was a holiday and races were on,

the place was crowded with visitors from all ports

of South Africa, spending a week end there.

We left Durban early on tuesday morning

and, had a rather rough time for ten days until

we reached Albany our first Australian call. 

We were there for a few hours but I didn't care

much for it, as it is a small old-fashioned place

but the all round the harbour is lovely.

Albany is farther south than Freemantle [sic] so

we didn't call there (Freemantle [sic] I mean). After

leaving Albany we had a lovely journey for

five days until we came to Melbourne. 

Melbourne is a splendid city for what I

have seen it is nicer than Sydney, anyhow we

got there on saturday morning June 20th and

stayed until tuesday. I called to see a chap I

knew at McBirneys Willie Ryan from Cappamore

(his people live near Auntie Fahy) and had a real

good time with him. I called at his address

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I had a few drives in a ricksha and I enjoyed

them immensely. On sunday I went bathing in

the surf, but although it was mid-winter the place

was full of bathers. The weather was very warm

just like a hot summer day at home, and as the

following monday was a holiday and races were on,

the place was crowded with visitors from all ports

of South Africa, spending a week end there.

We left Durban early on tuesday morning

and, had a rather rough time for ten days until

we reached Albany our first Australian call. 

We were there for a few hours but I didn't care

much for it, as it is a small old-fashioned place

but the all round the harbour is lovely.

Albany is farther south than Freemantle [sic] so

we didn't call there (Freemantle [sic] I mean). After

leaving Albany we had a lovely journey for

five days until we came to Melbourne. 

Melbourne is a splendid city for what I

have seen it is nicer than Sydney, anyhow we

got there on saturday morning June 20th and

stayed until tuesday. I called to see a chap I

knew at McBirneys Willie Ryan from Cappamore

(his people live near Auntie Fahy) and had a real

good time with him. I called at his address


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  • March 28, 2017 17:53:55 Lucas Diaz

    I had a few drives in a ricksha and I enjoyed

    them immensely. On sunday I went bathing in

    the surf, but although it was mid-winter the place

    was full of bathers. The weather was very warm

    just like a hot summer day at home, and as the

    following monday was a holiday and races were on,

    the place was crowded with visitors from all ports

    of South Africa, spending a week end there.

    We left Durban early on tuesday morning

    and, had a rather rough time for ten days until

    we reached Albany our first Australian call. 

    We were there for a few hours but I didn't care

    much for it, as it is a small old-fashioned place

    but the all round the harbour is lovely.

    Albany is farther south than Freemantle [sic] so

    we didn't call there (Freemantle [sic] I mean). After

    leaving Albany we had a lovely journey for

    five days until we came to Melbourne. 

    Melbourne is a splendid city for what I

    have seen it is nicer than Sydney, anyhow we

    got there on saturday morning June 20th and

    stayed until tuesday. I called to see a chap I

    knew at McBirneys Willie Ryan from Cappamore

    (his people live near Auntie Fahy) and had a real

    good time with him. I called at his address


  • March 28, 2017 17:52:15 Lucas Diaz

    I had a few drives in a ricksha and I enjoyed

    them immensely. On sunday I went bathing in

    the surf, but although it was mid-winter the place

    was full of bathers. The weather was very warm

    just like a hot summer day at home, and as the

    following monday was a holiday and races were on,

    the place was crowded with visitors from all ports

    of South Africa, spending a week end there.

    We left Durban early on tuesday morning

    and, had a rather rough time for ten days until

    we reached Albany our first Australian call. 

    We were there for a few hours but I didn't care

    much for it, as it is a small old-fashioned place

    but the all round the harbour is lovely.

    Albany is farther south than Freemantle [sic] so

    we didn't call there (Freemantle [sic] I mean). After

    leaving Albany we had a lovely journey for

    five days until we came to Melbourne. 

    Melbourne is a splendid city for what I

    have seen it is nicer than Sydney, anyhow we

    got there on saturday morning June 20th and

    stayed until tuesday. I called to see a chap I

    knew at McBirneys Willie Ryan from Bappamore

    (his people live near Auntie Fahy) and had a real

    good time with him. I called at his address


  • November 7, 2016 16:10:14 Adrian Murphy (Ireland)
    I had a few drives in a rickshaw and I enjoyed them immensely. On Sunday I went bathing in the surf but although it was mid-winter the place was full of bathers. The weather was very warm just like a hot summer day at home, and as the following monday was a holiday and races were on, the place was crowded with visitors from all parts of South Africa, spending a week end there.

    We left Durham early on tuesday morning and, had a rather rough time for ten days until we reached Albany our first Australian call. 

    We were there for a few hours but I didn't care much for it, as it is a small old-fashioned place but the all round the harbour is lovely.

    Albant is farther sound than Freemantle [sic] so we didn't call there (Freemantle [sic] I mean). After leaving Albany we had a lovely journey for five days until we came to Melbourne. 

    Melbourne is a splendid city for what I have seen it is nicer than Sydney, anyhow we got there on saturday morning June 20th and stayed until tuesday. I called to see a chap I knew at McBirneys Willie Ryan from Cappamore (his people live near Auntie Fahy) and had a real good time with him. I called at his address

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    Durban, South Africa

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    Albany, Australia

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    Melbourne, Australia

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  • Document location Durban, South Africa
  • Additional document location Albany, Australia
  • Additional document location Melbourne, Australia
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Michael Noonan, Ballybuy, Murroe, Co. Limerick
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