Thursday 21st January 1915

It was a fine day. Ken and Tillie walked over to the Claim to stop at Jim & Janes, I sent their hamper by the mail carrier. George Davey got a wire from his brother Fred asking him to come back to Dargaville this week, so he and Mrs Simpson left by the Kawau to day, Grace, Gertie & I went to see her off. The Scouts and all their party also returned to Auckland in the “Kawau”.

In the afternoon I went to Mrs G. Knaggs to make her will,, had tea there and then I went down for the mail and attended the Library. The Annual Meeting of subscribers was held. The old Trustees were re-elected, A. L. Greenwood was elected Chairman and I was elected Secretary, Treasurer & Librarian.


Wednesday 20th January 1915

It was a fine day. Willie staid at home and he, Ken & I were picking fruit, Jargonel Pears, Burbanks & October Purple plums. Willie hauled them down to the wharf in the evening and he hauled up 2 bags of flour, 3 ditto Sugar, Case of Kerosene &  a box of groceries that came by the steamer to day. I was down to the steamer in the afternoon and got the mail.


Tuesday 19th January 1915

It was a very fine day. George & Gertie walked over to Ti Point. Willie hauled a load of fruit down to the wharf before he went to work. In the afternoon Ken, Tillie & I went to Willie Dunnings to have a look at his orchard, they were picking. In the evening we went down to Archie Dunnings. Mr Dunning paid over to me the sum of £5, being the balance in his hands of money for the rent of the Public Hall.


Monday 18th January 1915

A very fine day. After breakfast I walked up the hill to Dan Kempts to get him to sign the Library Declaration applying for a share in the Library subsidy. I called at Arthur Greenwoods and had lunch there, after I returned home I picked 4 cases of Diamond plums, later in the afternoon I went down to the Steamer to meet Ken & Tillie who came up by her to stay with us and Jane.

Sunday 17th January 1915

It was dull in the morning but it turned out a fine day. Mr Ramsay Jnr son of the Postmaster at Warkworth (Presbyterian) held service in the Hall in the morning, I attended. In the evening there was a Church parade in the Hall, the service was conducted by the Revd O.J. Kimberley. Mr G. Rollison read the lessons & Mr Birss  read the latter part of the prayers, and Mr Kimberley preached a very good sermon, there were nearly 60 scouts present and also a large number of the general public, the Collection £1.2.4 ½ was given to the Foreign Missions. All in this house attended.


Saturday 16th January 1915

It was a fine day but very blowey. Willie drove Mrs Simpson, Grace & Gertie over to the Claim to play tennis and afterwards he & George went fishing to Ti Point.

In the morning I went down to the village to post a letter, also to the Steamer to say good bye to Mrs Spedding & family who  were returning to Auckland. After I came home Mr Addison Sen came for me to witness his signature.

In the afternoon I dug the piece of ground below the closet.


Friday 15th January 1915

It was a fine day, wind blowing from SW and rather cold. I was working in the flower garden. Mrs Glass & Mrs Spedding & children called in the afternoon and we all went down to meet the steamer, Gertie (George’s wife) came up to stay with us.


Thursday 14th January 1915

The rain we had last evening has done a great deal of good and has sunk a good depth into the ground. George went to Ti Point. Mrs Simpson & Grace went to see Mrs Wm Dunning & Mrs Jas Greenwood.

In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

There was a meeting of the Show Committee.


Wednesday 13th January 1915

It was fine in the morning. Willie staid at home & he, George & I were picking fruit, we picked Burbanks, Jargonell Pears & Diamond plums.  In the afternoon I went down to the Steamer. Revd & Mrs Kimberley & four girls were on board bound for Ti Point to join the Scouts party there.

The weather looked very threatening & black and as I was coming home it started to rain and after I got home it poured and we caught a lot of water.


Tuesday 12th January 1915

There was a slight rain this morning but I did not catch much water. Willie hauled the fruit 31 cases of Burbanks down to the wharf before breakfast.

After breakfast I went down to the PO to get the mail. George Davey came in from Ti Point while we were at lunch. The remainder of the day I took it easy.