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12th January - Lasseter was lying about a gold reef
Davies has now got his refrigerator running well and has lapsed into gin and sleep. We have got some amusement out of it by giving the `uncivilized' natives ice.

We spent most of the afternoon talking to Rolf (Jacky of Lasseters last Ride) and hearing from him practically what the other people connected with that show said, viz: that Lasseter knew nothing of the country and was lying about a gold reef in order to finance himself in the hopes of finding one. Rolf was able to tell all about it, up to the time that Lasseter left Ilbilla, never to return.