Jack's Diary

The diary of Sergeant Samuel John "Jack" Drew M.M., August 1918 to January 1919.

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Over 60, with a son 32 and a daughter 22. Retired on 26 October, 2007, after 37 years with the company. No matter, I've led an interesting life with much travel in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Region, and a little bit of Africa.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Page 4-5 - August 16th






























Friday 16th
found us up at 7 am & after the usual clean up, we had breakfast & then off to practice. Dinner as usual & then the afternoon's practice. After tea we played a few tunes & now we are enjoying the cool of the evening. We are sleeping out in the open with absolutely no covering but the canopy of Heaven & it is a very nice covering too, but hardly bomb proof. CheeriO.


August 16th. A slight sleep-in for me. Cloudy, so less bird song: unfortunately, the clouds were short-lived and the skies quickly reverted to the usual clear blue of the continental high pressures that are our lot in winter. Most of the day was committed to work stuff - business development submission for WATSAN. Convinced myself (almost) that the UN Millenium Development Goals for water supply are a whole new world of pain. How on earth are we to reduce by half the number of people with no access to safe, sustainable water supply by 2015? There's millions and millions of them! The International Water Supply and Sanitation decade ended with roughly all the good work done being overtaken by population growth.

1 Comments:

Blogger Shorty CreeKI said...

"The International Water Supply and Sanitation decade ended with roughly all the good work done being overtaken by population growth"
Hello Geoff D.

I am enjoying re-reading your journal and this reflection struck home.

jj

7:37 PM, November 13, 2006  

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