Sunday 10th June 1917

A dull day and blowing strong from the E. In the morning I walked up to Bowden Birdsall’s, staid for dinner and had a great chat with him, returned to Jim’s for tea, went to the Hall in the evening to a Methodist service, Revd Southern officiated.

 

Saturday 9th June 1917

It was a fine day ‘tho the wind is blowing in from the East.

In the morning I went down to the Store and then walked over to Jims place where I arrived just after they had finished lunch. Staid the night.

 

Thursday 7th June 1917

It was a very fine day. In the morning I was cutting tea tree where Arthur Greenwood is ploughing. In the afternoon I was fixing up under the house to keep the fowls out of the garden. In the evening there were two meetings in the Library which Willie and I attended. The first was the Annual Meeting to elect a Hall Committee. The old Committee with the addition of Mr Neeley were elected. The gross receipts were £37.17.2 and the expenditure £11.7.0 leaving a balance in hand of £26.7.2. The earnings of the Hall for use during the year was £10.4.6. There was also a meeting afterwards of the Farmers & Fruitgrowers Association. The Fruitgrowers present decided to form a new association without the name “Farmers”. Mr J.C. Wyatt was appointed President and Mr D.M. Glass Secretary & Treasurer.

 

Monday 4th June 1917

It was a very fine day. Willie & Dave set fire to their charcoal heap. In the morning & afternoon I was working in the flower garden, clearing away rubbish & digging, and blocking up the spaces under the house to keep the fowls out.

 

Sunday 3rd June 1917

It was a beautiful day.

In the morning I attended the Presbyterian service in the Hall, Revd Boyle officiated and preached a very good sermon. Willie & Grace drove over to Ti Point, they picked me up at the Hall and we all went to Joe’s for dinner.

 

Saturday 2nd June 1917

It was a very fine day without a shower. In the morning I was cutting tea tree and young pines opposite Charlie Wyatt’s. In the afternoon I got firewood and weeded the flower garden. Went down where Willie & Dave are working. They are covering in their charcoal pit.

 

Friday 1st June 1917

It was a beautiful day with the exception of one or two rather heavy showers. In the morning I was getting firewood and in the afternoon I went down to the village to post some letters and to get the mail. Read in the paper of the death of Robert Morrison of Warkworth, of pneumonia in England while training.