Within 24 hours of my appeal for people skilled in Pitman Shorthand to assist Principal Editor of the Kimberley Volume, Ned Overton, to transcribe John Pentecost’s 1882 diary, the power of networking became evident.
We now have a number of people looking at the diary to ascertain if the transcribe it.
Why did Pentecost feel the need to cloak his diary entries in such an esoteric script? Was there conflict not recorded in other accounts? One hopes that we will know very shortly.