Thursday 30th September 1915

It was a fine day. Willie took the catamaran down to the wharf with 3 boxes of eggs and brought up some manure and a small orchard plow he got from Yates.

I went down for the mail & attended the Library in the evening.


Tuesday 28th September 1915

It was a showery day. I started to walk home in the morning, Mr C Smith who is driving the cream cart gave me a lift from Ashworths to A. Dunnings gate. I found that Grace had just come home from Harolds. Dorothy & Edith were here but they went home in the afternoon. I got some firewood and went down to the Library to change my books.

Monday 27th September 1915

It rained nearly all day. Jim dug the grave for Elsie Torkington in the morning and the funeral was at 2.30pm. I read the service at the grave.

Willie brought the coffin from Harold’s in our sulky, as it was so wet I returned to Jims and staid the night.


Sunday 26th September 1915

Wind still blowing in from E. After breakfast I went to see Mr Sadler as he has had a paralytic stroke, but I found him much better, in fact I saw very little difference in him.

In the afternoon we all went to service in the Hall, Revd Griffin (Methodist) officiated for the Presbyterians. I heard that Elise Harold Torkington’s youngest child had died very suddenly on Saturday night and I was asked to read the burial service over her tomorrow, so I staid at Jims.


Thursday 23rd September 1915

It was a fine day. In the morning I was cutting tea tree on the farm. In the afternoon I went round collecting the Church Guarantee, carried up some sand from Mr Dunnings beach, called in to witness his signature, had tea there and then went down for the mail & attended the Library.


Wednesday 22nd September 1915

It was a fine day. Miss C.A. Matheson was here for lunch. I went down to the village in the afternoon. Willie took the horse down to the Steamer expecting some Egg boxes but they did not come, he brought up a bag of sand for me.