Author's note: On 1 November 1929, the Register (South Australia) published 'A Page from Winifred's Indian Diary'. It is probable that Winifred Steger kept a diary at other times but, if so, I did not have access to it. There were no diaries among the Steger papers in the Mortlock Library.
The spelling of Arabic words in English is approximate. There is no one correct spelling universally accepted by all official sources. I have tried to use the spelling most familiar to English speaking readers.
Foreign language words not listed in the Macquarie Dictionary (Third Edition) have been printed in italics, and definitions are provided in the Glossary at the back of the book.