Saturday 30th June 1917

There were only a few slight showers. The Kiln has burnt out and Willie and Dave were sacking up the charcoal. Dave went to Auckland in the “Kotiti” in the evening. I was cutting firewood the other side of the hill both morning and afternoon. Jim Wyatt came at dinner time and told us that Bert Rollinson was Killed in action at the front.

 

Thursday 28th June 1917

It was a fine day. I was cutting firewood the other side of the hill both morning and afternoon. In the evening I went down for the mail. There were two meetings in the hall, the first of the Hall Committee at which it was decided to erect a galley to cost not more than £10. The second was a Patriotic meeting to consider the desirability of presenting the boys who went from this district with a gold medal each, this suggestion was negotiated and the Committee were requested to continue sending comforts to the boys.

 

Monday 25th June 1917

It was a showery day. In the morning I chopped a lot of firewood the other side of the hill. In the afternoon I sewed up in scrim the bedding I am going to send to Minne and Jane. Willie & Dave set a light to the Kiln.

 

Sunday 24th June 1917

The wind has gone down and it was a beautiful day. The Kawau which was wind bound at Mangawai came out this morning and called in here and Ti Point for passengers.

Jane and the children walked over to Joe’s place at Ti Point. Jim was here for dinner. I conducted service in the Church in the afternoon 24 present collection 7/3. John Addison came here for tea.

 

Saturday 23rd June 1917

It was a showery day and the wind is blowing strong from the E. Willie Knaggs who stayed here last night went over to D. Mathesons and AlmaT., Eyleen & Edith returned to Ti Point. Jane and the children who staid at Mrs Archie Dunnings last night came up here late in the afternoon and staid the night.

 

Friday 22nd June 1917

The wind is in from the E and threatens for rain. In the morning I was working the other side of the hill, and in the afternoon in the flower garden, afterwards I went down to meet the steamer, Minnie, Joe and Jane were there, the former to meet their daughter Alma who came up for her winter holidays, she is teaching at Papakura. Willie Knaggs came up with me for tea and in the evening all of us went down to the Hall to hear a Lecture by Revd Mawson of the Canton Presbyterian Mission in “China”, there was a good attendance and the lecture was very interesting, the ladies provided a good supper.

 

Thursday 21st June 1917

It was dull first thing in the morning but it turned out a very fine day. In the morning I was working the other side of the hill pulling up tea tree and putting heaps together, in the pm I was working in the flower garden, and in the evening I went down for the mail and to the Library to change my books.