Friday 10th August 1917

It was very fine & calm in the morning, there were some rather heavy showers in the afternoon.

I was pulling tea tree the other side of the hill. There was a patriotic dance in the hall in the evening, Grace & Willie went, I staid at home. Arthur Greenwood has put up the cook house at the Hall during the day and the boiler was used for the first time. The “Kawau” called in a 8pm from Auckland on her way to Mangawai, Revd Macdonald came up by her, Jack sent a case of Bananas for us and Willie brought it up after the dance. Harold & Flo’ came up here and staid the night. Willie sowed a bed of Onions.