May 25, 1926
: Papuans of Bisano ; Mamberamo River ; Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
——————— "They are resourceful mechanics and used old gasoline tins to get their strips for soldering around the edge of the radiator." ———————
This morning Hans and Prince put the radiator back on the plane and she is ready to function again. They are resourceful mechanics and used old gasoline tins to get their strips for soldering around the edge of the radiator. The hunters brought in some fine looking crowned pigeons today. Yesterday they carried in a fine big kangaroo. This afternoon our Papuan friends from up river came in to camp again. Tomorrow, le Roux and I are going to accompany them up to their village and stay for ten days or two weeks. Armein, my convict, is busy making himself a carrying case and is busy getting his things together. I packed up my luggage early this afternoon. On about Friday, the first canoe transport will start up through the rapids to Batavia camp.