All posts by CS Clarke

Monday 2nd August 1915

It was a fine day, but dull towards afternoon.

Willie was working at his fence all day. After breakfast I went down to the Church and painted the remainder of the pickets for the front fence. C. Gravatt squared one of the gate posts.

Mr Shanan & Alex Matheson called in the Church in the afternoon and were very pleased with what they  saw.

 

Sunday 1st August 1915

It was a fine day. We all went to Church in the Claim Hall in the afternoon, Revd Mather (Methodist) held service for the Presbyterians. He gave us a very good sermon.

After Church I bid good bye to Jim & Jane and walked home, I found Mr Woods there and he staid the night, Grace returned from Pakiri late last evening.

 

Saturday 31st July 1915

It was a very fine day. Willie was working at this fence. In the morning I went down to the Church and painted half of the pickets for the front fence. about 3pm I went home and got dressed and walked over to the Claim and staid the night with Jim and Jane.

Friday 30th July 1915

It was a fine day. Grace went over to Mrs Jas Greenwoods and both of them went to Pakiri to a basket social to be held this evening in aid of wounded soldiers.
Willie went down to the Church in the morning and mixed some white paint for me, to paint the rails & pickets for the front fence, for the remainder of the day he was working at his fence. I was painting all day.

Thursday 29th July 1915

It was a very fine day. Willie, Grace & I wrote letters to Bert Wallace who is in a Howitzer corps fighting at Gallipoli, I posted the letter this morning, went down to the Steamer called in at the Church.
After I came home I went the other side of the hill and cut tea tree & cross-cutted puriri. Mr James Greenwood called in the afternoon and staid for tea.
In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 28th July 1915

It was a very fine day. Willie was splitting posts the other side of the hill, I went over there and was cutting tea tree and crosscutting the head of the puriri tree with short lengths for firewood. In the afternoon I went down to the Steamer and got the mail. Willie had a post card from Bert Wallace who is fighting at Gallipoli stating that he was quite well.

Tuesday 27th July 1915

It was a very fine day. After breakfast I called at Willie Dunnings and then went on to Mr Glass to get him to audit the Organ accounts, on my way home I called down at the church to arrange with Mr woods about going to W. Dunnings this evening to play at cards.

Monday 26th July 1915

It cleared up and it turned out a very fine day. Mr Woods & I left John Greenwoods at 9. am and arrived at our place at 10.20.
In the afternoon I went down to the village to get the mail.
Willie cut down a dry puriri tree the other side of the hill and sawed a pitt length off.

Saturday 24th July 1915

It was a very fine day. In the morning I went down to the village, called at the Church and divided the 4×2 seating between the church and tennis club. Late in the afternoon Mr Woods called here and we both walked up the hill to Mr Greenwoods to stay the week end, we received a very hearty welcome, after tea we played 500. John & I played against Mr Woods & Johny – we won six games to two.