Warrnambool – postmarked 02 May 1955
very many thanks for the letter – it was a great help, and it matters we think that E. is aware of what might be going on. It looks doubtful + Perth and I see his reason about the 2 seasons coming so close. Anyway I am awaiting his letter, but I think it would do me harm to write to him + put our position to him + see what he can suggest. Our most heartfelt thanks to you and your very kind offer of help. I’m hoping we can get out without paying this penalty but if we have to – oh dear. I’ll let you know what transpires + if it comes to a question of jail or stay with them – then we will let you know. Bless you. Glad you were able to mouth things out to, at least some of, your advantage up there. I don’t know the opening date. I expect one day soon to be able to come up there – either one or both of us. A longer letter later on today –
Love – Wal Paula
Naracoorte – postmark date illegible
May see you in 3 weeks. Possibly coming up anyway. How wonderful to hear your voice again! Hope you are happy.
I fear we have come to the parting after nags here, over Mitch and Perth & the ABS not moving fast enough and other things! I am just now composing a letter to your boss up there. Difficult. We expect to finish altogether but can’t get a definite answer as to how they feel about it. We’ve given in our notices but they want us to discuss it with the Society & find a way to continue. I don’t for one moment think there is a way at all. Our notice takes effect as from this week and that we have agreed to see the tour through & then discuss. I think it will be hopeless & we want them now to tell us they don’t want us because the situation is impossible.
Love – Wal
This under your hat and TOP secret!