Monday 10th July 1916

It was a fine day.

Willie was working at the crusher. In the morning I went down to the village to get an axe handle, called at Gravatts. When I got home I put the handle into the axe. I commenced to prune the roses.

In the evening there was a meeting of the Ratepayers Association, I attended, it was to try to get the road in the village metalled. Henry came up in the steamer at 9.30pm. Willie took the Sulky down to the wharf and drove him home, he brought a dog with him.

 

Sunday 9th July 1916

It was a fine day. Grace and Willie drove over to Ti Point to spend the day. I went with them as far as the Ti Point School and then I walked on to Jim’s, he was in town, I had dinner with Jane and the children & walked home later in the afternoon.

 

Saturday 8th July 1916

It was a very fine day. The wind is from the S and is drying up the roads nicely.

Willie was working at the crusher.

I went down to the village and raked up all the chips that were made yesterday while fencing the Church and I carried them up to the Hall for firewood.

Mr A. Dunning very kindly asked me in to dinner which was very acceptable.

 

Friday 7th July 1916

It was a fine day. Willie was working at the Crusher. There was a working Bee at the Church to put up the fence Messr John & A.L. Greenwood, W. Neeley & myself. W. Harper & Jas Greenwood put in an appearance and worked all all day and by evening the fence was completed, precise posts 16 ft apart, Kauri pickets 4 ft apart & 7 No. 7 Plain Goal Wine.

 

Thursday 6th July 1916

Willie was working at the crusher. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library, there was a meeting of the Hall Committee, I resigned my office of Secretary and Treasurer, Mr A. Matheson was appointed to the above offices & I paid over to him the sum of £24 belonging to the Hall. Afterwards there was a meeting of the Library Committee, I resigned my office of Secretary, Treasurer & Librarian. Mr W. Dunning was appointed to the above offices & I handed over to him the sum of £9.17 belonging to the Library. I heard afterwards that Willie would not take the job on and had handed over the books and cash to Arthur Greenwood.

 

Wednesday 5th July 1916

It was a fine day. Willie was at home, in the morning I was helping him cut tea tree on the farm.

In the afternoon Mr Baily Mansfield Government Orchard Instructor gave a Pruning Demonstration in Albert Wyatts orchard, he seemed to be well up in his subject, a good many settlers were present.

I got the mail afterwards.

 

Monday 3rd July 1916

Willie went to work this morning at the quarry but it came on to rain and it continued all morning so he had to come home again. It cleared up late in the afternoon. I went down for the mail at 5.pm.

 

Sunday 2nd July 1916

It was fine in the morning. Revd Boyle held service in the Hall in the morning, it took the form of a musical service for the late Mrs Dunning Senr.

Mr Glass presided at the organ and he played the Dead March after the service. In the afternoon Willie & Grace drove to Mr Glass. I went with them as far as the School, I called at Arthur Greenwoods & Wm Dunnings.