Tuesday 19th June 1917

It was a fairly fine day. In the morning I was clearing blackberry the other side of the hill. In the afternoon I went down to the steamer, had a talk with Jim Armour – Hoult’s manager about going down to Henry’s place. Arthur Greenwood came in the evening to consult me about new books for the Library. I wrote a letter to Henry about Armour and gave it to Arthur to post.

There was a social in the Claim Hall to night as a send off to Guy Ashton & Herbert Smith.

 

 

Sunday 17th June 1917

It was a disagreeable day with driving showers. Revd Macdonald held service in the church in the evening, on account of the weather only twelve attended. Willie & I attended and were fortunate in getting up and down without rain. The collection was 10/-

 

Saturday 16th June 1917

The weather was threatening for rain, but we did not get a shower ‘til late in the afternoon.

In the morning I was pulling up tea tree the other side of the hill and carrying home loads of firewood.

In the afternoon I went down to the Church to dust, fill the lamps, arrange the flowers &c &c.

 

Friday 15th June 1917

The wind has got to the NW and it looked threatening for rain but it cleared off and it was a fine day. I was pulling up tea tree & cutting firewood the other side of the hill & I carried home three loads of wood.

There was a Patriotic Dance in the Hall in the evening, all of us attended. The sum of over £7 was realized.

 

Thursday 14th June 1917

It was a beautiful day. In the morning I chopped firewood the other side of the hill & carried two loads home. In the afternoon I worked in the flower garden. In the evening I went down for the mail.

 

Wednesday 13th June 1917

The wind was blowing very strong and cold from the S with driving showers. I got the loan of Willie’s axe and cut a lot of firewood the other side of the hill. Willie took the butter & eggs down to the wharf.

 

Monday 11th June 1917

It was blowing and raining all last night and there were several showers to day. I left Jim’s place at about 10am, called in at Harry Ashtons to see Joe & Emily, found the roads very muddy after last night’s rain, arrived home at 12.30, got some firewood in the afternoon.