All posts by CS Clarke

Thursday 15th July 1915

It was a very fine day. Willie was cutting up the pig and salting it away. My back is still very bad and I was weeding in the flower garden. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 14th July 1915

It was a very fine day. Willie Killed the Pig and I helped him to seal it. Alf Wyatt was here for lunch. I went down to the Steamer in the afternoon. John Greenwood carted up the oil & white lead for the church.

Tuesday 13th July 1915

It was too wet to go down for the mail last night so I went down after breakfast for it, I also went down to the wharf for it. The paint materials for the Church came by the steamer last night. I carried up a small tin of jap oil up to the church. It was a showery day.

Monday 12th July 1915

It was find in the morning but early in the afternoon it came on to rain which continued until evening. Miss Lloyd came to get me to witness her signature & she staid for lunch.

Sunday 11th July 1915

It was a fine day, the heavy rain has washed the roads and they are cleaner now than before the rain. Revd Southern held service in the Hall in the afternoon, the others did not go out, but I attended and I heard a very good practical sermon.

Friday 9th July 1915

It was a very fine day. After an early dinner Minnie & I went down to meet the steamer, which arrived here about 1.30pm. Willie and Grace returned for their visit to Auckland. Joe came over and took Minnie & Jack home later in the afternoon.
It came on a misty rain in the evening.

Thursday 8th July 1915

It was a fine day.
Minnie and Jack went up to Mrs Handbys in the morning, I was left by myself so I got some firewood and did odd jobs. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 7th July 1915

It poured with rain last night, and when we got up this morning the wind had gone down and changed to NW and it turned out a fine day. Mr Torkington came over in the morning and brought Jack with him to stay with Minnie. They had dinner here and then we all went down to the village in the afternoon. The Kawau made the round trip to day and left here at 4.30pm.

Tuesday 6th July 1915

The wind is still blowing strong from the NE and several showers of rain. Joe Torkington came in the pm and took Ernie home with him. It rained heavier after they went away, while at the village Joe heard that Herbert Fordham was buried at Otahuhu to day as on account of the rough weather and the Kawau missing her trip they were unable to bring the body here to be buried alongside of his parents.