Wednesday 29th August 1917

It was a fine day. In the morning I was the other side of the hill pulling tea tree. In the afternoon I went down to the steamer, she made a round trip. I sent away £5 to Mr Georty from the Church people of this place towards the Vicarage Fund. Willie took Eggs down in the sulky. I received letters from Jack & Mrs Halliwell.

 

Tuesday 28th August 1917

It was a fine day. Willie & Dave were making a Kiln. In the morning I went down to Harpers, afterwards pulled tea tree & carried wood. Harold & Mr Torkington were here for tea, Grace & I with them went down to the Hall, there was a send off for John Addison who is home on his final leave.

 

Saturday 25th August 1917

It was a fine day. Willie and I went into the barley paddock to look for the cow Dinah who has been missing, we found that she had fallen into a hole, she had calved but the calf was dead, we got Dinah out of the hole but she could not stand so Willie shot her. In the afternoon Willie took the sulky down to the wharf & hauled goods.

 

Friday 24th August 1917

It was fine in the morning. I was pulling tea tree on the farm, in the pm I went down again but there were driving showers so  had to come home. Willie returned in the evening per “Kotiti”. Grace went down to meet him, he brought home

Thursday 23rd August 1917

It was blowing a gale from the W with a few driving showers. Was not able to do anything outside. I went down to the steamer at 10.30 and got the meat. Mr Len Wyatt & Annie Matheson were here for tea. I went down for the mail & to the Library in the evening.

 

Wednesday 22nd August 1917

It was a fine day, ‘tho threatening for rain. In the morning I was pulling tea tree on the farm, brought home cow feed and firewood. In the afternoon I went down to the steamer, got the mail. Heard that Jim Sadler was Killed in action in France.