Celebrating Mawson’s homecoming
Wednesday February 25th
This morning we are within 50 miles of Cape Borda. At 6am a ship was seen on the horizon but [too soon] afterwards disappeared. Sandell tried to put in wireless communication. On Tuesday night the Katoomba heard him faintly when he called CQ ([the Stations]). Static was bad at the time or we might have got in touch.
We hope to arrive in Adelaide tomorrow. The [tunnel] is being painted and a few last jobs being finished off.
On Monday last Doug [Mawson asked] me to accompany him to England [at] the end of March to assist in the publication of 'the Book'. It has made a bit of a [revolution] in his mind but I have personally accepted his proposal.
February 26. Home!!!
— McLean diary entries, 1914