Friday 21st May 1915

It was a dull day. A poll of the Ratepayers was taken in the Hall re sticking a bridge rate of ¼ in the £ for re-instating the Bridges in the County in permanent material. I acted as Deputy Returning Officer. I had a very quiet day only 26 votes were recorded, 18 for the proposal and 8 against.

Thursday 20th May 1915

It was a fine day. I was working in the flower garden in the morning. I planted out some Wallflowers Antirrhinums & 1 dark blue Forgetmenot. Miss C.A. Matheson came & asked me to go down to witness the signatures of Roderick & hers to some legal documents, so I went down in the afternoon & found Roderick in a very weak state and near his last end. Also went down to Peter Louis place on the beach to fix up some papers for his housekeeper.
In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library. There was a meeting of the Hall Committee afterwards. It was decided to fence the Hall site, line the Porch & erect a Boiler House & procure a boiler.

Wednesday 19th May 1915

As the ground was so wet Willie stopped at home. He packed fruit and Eggs and hauled them down to the wharf in the afternoon and hauled up a sack of Maize. In the morning I was writing, in the afternoon I went down to the village. Heard the sad news of Alan Wallace’s death in an English Hospital of wounds received in the Dardanelles. It was a great shock to us all as we loved & esteemed him very much. It will be a great blow to his family, as they were so justly proud of him.

Tuesday 18th May 1915

It was fine in the morning. After breakfast I went down to the wharf. Carried up some sand, after I came home I planted a Wallflower, an Antirrhinum & a Tropaeolum near the front gate. It came in to rain and I had to knock off and it set in for a wet day.
Willie went to work but had to knock off after the dinner hour.

Monday 17th May 1915

It was a very fine day. In the morning I planted out seven nasturtiums, Wallflowers, Antirrhinums & I Marigold & 1 pink & white Pelargonium.
In the afternoon I got firewood and went down to the Steamer to get the mail. Carried up some sand.

Sunday 16th May 1915

It was a very fine day. Willie and grace went to spend the day at the Addisons.
Agnes & Eileen came up from Bible Class and I gave them some dinner.
In the afternoon I went down to the Hall. The new Methodist minister Revd Southern conducted service and made a good impression. Afterwards Mr Woods & I walked up to Mr Jas Greenwoods and had tea there and spent the evening.

Saturday 15th May 1915

It was a very fine day, but cold as the wind is from the S. After breakfast I went down to the village to post the Weekly News to the boys, carried up a bag of sand, after I came home I got firewood. In the afternoon I got marigolds from the farm orchard, sowed seeds of Pansy in a box, planted out some dwarf Nasturtiums near the summer house, and cut grass on the path.

Friday 14th May 1915

It was a fine day. Willie went to work at the quarry to day. I was working in the garden in the morning. I planted the three remaining Roses that came from Lippiatts, and cut the grass on the path.
In the afternoon I went down to meet the steamer and get the mail, carried some sand.

Thursday 13th May 1915

It was a very fine day. I went down to the village in the morning to post some letters, also went to the wharf to see the steamer off. Got some sand and John Greenwood gave me a ride up to our gate. Left his wagon outside and put his horses into our place so as to be ready for the Hui this afternoon. Tom Jennings came for some flower for Mrs Harris to decorate the dinner tables at the Pa for the feast this afternoon. All of us went over to the Pa this afternoon to witness the unveiling of the monuments erected to the memory of Parata Brown and to the old chief Kiri. There was a large party of people present, also many Maoris. Revd Tui conducted the religious service and addressed the people present. I also gave an address. Afterwards there was a grand dinner in a large marquee. In the evening there was a dance in this Hall, I went down to get the mail and attend the Library. I did not stop at the dance long.

Wednesday 12th May 1915

It was a fine day tho dull. In the morning I went down to the beach and sieved some sand, and Willie hauled some fruit down to the wharf and he brought the sand up for me.
The Hui at the Pa was put off until tomorrow. I went down to the village in the afternoon when the steamer came in to get the mail.