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JOURNALIST SAFE IN JAVA

Report by Japanese

Early last night Sir David and Lady Rivett received a message from Judge Foster who had listened to a short  

wave broadcast in Japanese from Batavia announcing that Mr Rohan Rivett, Sir David and Lady Rivett's    

son who was a war correspondent for The Argus in Singapore was safe  

in Java. Confirmation of the news was later given to Sir David Rivett by the ABC from Sydney

Recently Sir David Rivett had heard from Mrs M. Marsden wife     of Maj Marsden. of the RMC. who

Mr. R. D. RIVETT

is still in Singapore) who has ar

rived in Australia that Mr Rivett did not leave Singapore until the city had practically fallen. He was also employed by the Malayan Broadcasting Corporation and was one of 3 who volunteered to keep the station going until the very last On February 11 the station was blown up aopparently by the Corporations order and the staff was told to   escape If they could. Three of them left Singapore on the morning of February 12. In convoy but next   day a bomb struck the engine-room of the ship and slowed its progress The women on board who included   Mrs Marsden were put off in small boats and eventually reached shore

Mr Marsden was able later to give Sir David Rivett further news which she received through naval ratings   who reached Java. They said that on   February 14 the ship was set on fire after further bombing but some sur vivors including Mr Rivett reached land In Sumatra and set out to walk south towards Java  

Mr Rohan Rivett s wife who was Miss Gwen Terry lives in Toorak She is a daughter of the late Mr A Terry and of Mrs Terry and a niece       of Alderman S S Crick Lord Major of Sydney

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