All posts by CS Clarke

Wednesday 30th December 1914

It was a very fine day. I wrote a letter to my brother Henry and it was posted in the afternoon. I took some Roses down to the Captain and some Dahlia roots to the  Engineers of the “Kawau”.

The “Kawau” made a round trip, but came in here first to land passengers. Willie Pratt, Horace and his wife came up by her, also George Davey who came up here to stay.


Tuesday 29th December 1914

It was a fine day. Willie hauled the 18 Cases Fruit down to the wharf before he went to work. I went down to the village later on to put them on steamer which should have been here at 7.30am did not get here before 9 owing to a dense fog at Mangawai.

In the afternoon I went to see the stone breakers at work, and afterwards to Willie Dunnings.


Sunday 27th December 1914

It was a very hot day. Willie, Grace & Mrs Simpson drove over to the Claim, we all had dinner at Jims and in the afternoon Mrs Lloyd was buried in the Whangateau Cemetery, a large number attended, I read the service. We returned to Jims, had tea and we drove home.


Saturday 26th December 1914

It was a fine day. In the morning I went down to the village to send some lemons by Charlie Dunning to Jane. Heard that Mrs Lloyd had died suddenly last night. Alf Gravatt came up here afterwards to ask me to read the service over Mrs Lloyd tomorrow at 2.30. Harold & Flo drove over in the afternoon & staid tea, they gave me a lift when they were returning home, as far as the Ti Point road and then I walked on to Jims, staid the night.


Wednesday 23rd December 1914

It was a fine day. In the morning I walked over to Ti Point. Called at Joe’s to take the children a Xmas box. Returned home in the Steamer. Got the mail and came home. In the afternoon I was working in the flower garden.


Monday 21st December 1914

It was very squally in the morning and scuds of rain. Willie was working at the quarry. I was picking plums all day, the others helped. There were 14 Cases of Tibbitts and 2 of Wrights Early. Willie hauled the 16 Cases down to the wharf in the evening. I went down to the village after tea to get the mail.