Sunday 11th July 1915

It was a fine day, the heavy rain has washed the roads and they are cleaner now than before the rain. Revd Southern held service in the Hall in the afternoon, the others did not go out, but I attended and I heard a very good practical sermon.

Friday 9th July 1915

It was a very fine day. After an early dinner Minnie & I went down to meet the steamer, which arrived here about 1.30pm. Willie and Grace returned for their visit to Auckland. Joe came over and took Minnie & Jack home later in the afternoon.
It came on a misty rain in the evening.

Thursday 8th July 1915

It was a fine day.
Minnie and Jack went up to Mrs Handbys in the morning, I was left by myself so I got some firewood and did odd jobs. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 7th July 1915

It poured with rain last night, and when we got up this morning the wind had gone down and changed to NW and it turned out a fine day. Mr Torkington came over in the morning and brought Jack with him to stay with Minnie. They had dinner here and then we all went down to the village in the afternoon. The Kawau made the round trip to day and left here at 4.30pm.

Tuesday 6th July 1915

The wind is still blowing strong from the NE and several showers of rain. Joe Torkington came in the pm and took Ernie home with him. It rained heavier after they went away, while at the village Joe heard that Herbert Fordham was buried at Otahuhu to day as on account of the rough weather and the Kawau missing her trip they were unable to bring the body here to be buried alongside of his parents.

Monday 5th July 1915

The weather has changed to day. The wind is blowing a gale from the NE and there is a very big sea outside. I went down to the village in the afternoon but could not hear anything about the steamer, but it is thought that she will not venture out with this heavy sea.

Sunday 4th July 1915

The wind has changed to the NE and it was a very dull day.
Mr Woods, Minnie & I went down to the Hall in the morning. Mr Macpherson (Presbyterian) conducted a funeral service for the late Angus Matheson, Mr Ashworth presided at the organ and played the dead march.
Mr Woods returned with us for dinner and stayed the night, Mr James Greenwood also was here for dinner.

Saturday 3rd July 1915

It was a very fine day. Angus Matheson was buried in this cemetery at 1.30pm. The authorities gave him a military funeral and the local territorials assembled in their uniforms under sergeant major B___. The coffin was covered with the union jack and a volley was fired over the grave. Mr Macpherson conducted the funeral service. Minnie & I attended and we made a nice floral cross. Mr Woods came for tea & staid all night. Len Wyatt came in the evening & we played 500.

Friday 2nd July 1915

There were several showers in the morning, but finer in the pm. After breakfast I went down to the village to get the mail. Agnes and Jack came over to spend the day.