Sunday 30th April 1916

It rained in the morning but cleared up in the afternoon.

I held service in the Church in the afternoon but on account of the weather there were only 12 present. Collection 3/9.

Beatie Wyatt played the organ.

 

Saturday 29th April 1916

It was threatening for rain in the morning so I got a lot of firewood and it was fortunate that I did for it rained heavily all day. Willie went to work at the quarry but on account of the weather he had to come home in the middle of the morning.

 

Friday 28th April 1916

It was a fine day. I was working in the flower garden, I planted 24 Anemone plants in one of the three covered beds, also sowed seed Pansy seed (Yates exhibition variety) in a box. In the afternoon I went down to meet the steamer, the Captain gave me a paper. I carried up some sand.

 

Thursday 27th April 1916

It was a fine day. I picked 1 Case of Persimons & 2 Do Keifeis?. Mr Roose was here for lunch. Grace & I drove down to the Steamer carting the 3 Cases of fruit with us and brought up 2 egg boxes & a bag of sand.

I went down for the mail & attended the Library in the evening. Willie took the catamaran down to the wharf i the evening & hauled up 8 ½ Cut Barb wire.

 

Wednesday 26th April 1916

It was a fine day. Willie commenced to work in the quarry near the wharf.

In the morning I went down to the wharf and carried up two parcels of books to the Library which I catalogued & numbered. Grace drove Mrs Simpson over to Ti Point and on returning home she took the sulky down to this wharf and Willie brought up some oats and manure.

 

Tuesday 25th April 1916

It was a fine day. I went across to town in the morning and made several purchases and got all my things on board the “Kawau”, then returned to Devonport for lunch and said good bye to all my friends and returned to town. There was a military procession starting from the wharf up to the Town Hall to celebrate the anniversary of the landing at Anzac. The “Kawau” left at 3pm and I was a passenger by her, we arrived at Leigh at 8pm, I had wired to Willie to meet me, but they had driven to Warkworth and returned home late and did not bring the sulky down but walked down to meet me and help carry my parcels home.

 

Monday 24th April 1916

It rained heavily early this morning but it turned out a fine day. I was not very well so did not go out anywhere in the morning, but in the afternoon Mr W & I took a walk up to Ken’s place at Bayswater.

 

Sunday 23rd April 1916

Easter Sunday. In the morning I went to Trinity Church, it was beautifully decorated. I returned to Mr Wallaces for dinner and in the afternoon Mr Wallace and I went across to Auckland and took the tram up to St Stephen’s avenue and walked down Gladstone road to Gillies park which has been recently purchased as a park for Parnell, it joins Kilbride the late residence of Sir John Campbell.

In the evening Mr Wallace & I attended the Presbyterian Church, Revd Budd the recently appointed minister officiated.

 

Saturday 22nd April 1916

It was a fine day. In the morning I went across to Auckland to do some shopping, returning to the shore for lunch. In the afternoon I went across to Auckland again, took the car out to Mt Eden, called on Mr Grindrod but found them out, but Mrs G’s sister Miss Renolds showed me round the garden. Then I climbed to the top of Mt Eden from where I got a splendid view. Returned to the shore for tea. Gordon & wife came to spend the Easter.