Monday 31st May 1915

It was a very fine day. In the morning I walked over to Ti Point. I called at Harolds and had lunch there. Arthur Wilson was ploughing for him. I afterwards went down to Joes, Minnie was fishing down at the wharf, but as she had no luck, she came home and showed me her garden and gave me afternoon tea. On my way home I called down at the village to get the mail, Mr Woods came back from Auckland by The “Kawau” and he gave me two newspapers.

Saturday 29th May 1915

It was a very showery day. Mrs Kempt was buried in the Cemetery in the afternoon, there was a good attendance considering the weather. Revd Yarnall officiated at the grave.

Friday 28th May 1915

It was a showery day. In the evening Mr Jas Greenwood and I met some of the members of the Tennis club to arrange about a fence between the Church and the Tennis Court.

Thursday 27th May 1915

Several showers during the day. In the morning I went down to Dunnings beach and carried up large stones. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 26th May 1915

Willie has got influenza and did not go to work at the quarry. I went down to Dunnings beach and carried home some large stones for the garden edging. Went down to the wharf when the steamer came in to get the mail.
Mr Woods came up for tea and we played at Five Hundred in the evening.

Tuesday 25th May 1915

Showery in the morning but fine in the afternoon.
In the morning I went down to the village to get the mail. Willie took the horse down to the wharf, he hauled up the Harmonium for the Church and also fruit cases. At 2pm Roderick Matheson was buried in the Cemetery, he died last Saturday. Mr McPherson conducted the services at the grave.

Sunday 23rd May 1915

Everything was very wet this morning, but it turned out a beautiful day, and the ground & the roads dried up a good bit by the afternoon. Revd R.A. Macdonald held service in the Hall in the afternoon, there was a fair congregation, the Collection 12/4. After church Joe & Minnie & Mr Woods came up here for tea and we spent a very pleasant evening in conversation.

Saturday 22nd May 1915

A dull day and late in the afternoon settled into a steady rain. It was a busy day with me. After breakfast I went down to the village to post some letters, after I came back I commenced to cut firewood when the axe handle broke and I had to go down to the village to get an axe handle, put it in and cut enough wood for to day and tomorrow. Then I had my lunch and went down to the Hall to a meeting of the church committee, Revd Macdonald being present and occupied the chair, a lot of unimportant business was done. It continued to rain all night.