'Dad has decided to blow up a bit of the £5000 sweep that he has won and he takes his family — the whole mob of them— together with relatives, to the city. Cousin Harold promised to show them round and he led them into scrapes. The Hayseeds go bathing at Manly, and Dad nearly gets drowned. ' My word, that was a big waterhole,' he said, when be recovered his breath. They got into the hands of spielers, who learned the lesson that The Hayseeds were no mugs. They went to the gardens, the barber, the shops, the theatres, the zoo, and every other place till Joe wrote down from the selection to say that Spotty, the cow had a calf and Mum's chickens were hatching. Then all got homesick and hurried back.'
'Empire Pictures', The Southern Mail, 26 July 1918, p.2.