Tuesday 21st August 1917

It rained last night, but it was very fine this morning.

I was pulling tea tree on the farm both morning & afternoon, carried home firewood. Grace went up to see Mrs Wm Dunning in the pm.


Saturday 18th August 1917

It was rather showery in the morning but in the afternoon it was fine. Grace went down to the village in the morning to post letters. Duncan Knaggs came to have a talk to me, he cannot go down to Jack to work as he is too busy, he staid for lunch. I cut feed for the cow & carried firewood.


Friday 17th August 1917

It was a fine day, but the wind has changed to the N.

I walked to Ti Point in the morning to see Duncan about going down to Te Araroa but he was not as home, had lunch there. When I returned home I went down to the wharf. It was the “Kotiti” and she was an hour late.


Thursday 16th August 1917

It was a very fine day. Willie went to Auckland per “Kawau” at 8am this morning, Grace went to see him off. He is going up to Dargaville.

I was pulling up tea tree & cutting wood. I had to milk the cow this evening. In the evening I went down for the mail & to change my Library book. I received a wire from Jack asking me to see D. Knaggs about going down to Te Araroa to re-erect his wool-shed.


Monday 13th August 1917

It was very dull in the morning but the rain kept off until the afternoon when we had a few showers. In the morning I was cutting wood the other side of the hill. In the pm I was in the house. David did not come to work so Willie was doing odd jobs round the house.


Sunday 12th August 1917

It was a fine day, wind has changed to the NW. Revd Macdonald celebrated communion at 8am. Grace and I went. Collection 7/-. I went down to the wharf in the afternoon to take the Captain a bunch of flowers. The Kawau called in here at 2.30pm for passengers for Auckland 6 from here. Service again at 7pm, there was a large congregation, Collection 11/6. Daily total 18/6.