Friday 28th January 1916

The wind still blowing strong from the E. The Kawau was to have left Auckland last night at midnight to make a round trip to Mangawai , she should have been in here at 5am but it was about 8am when she arrived. I went down after breakfast to get the two mails, the overland mail that came last night and the one that came this morning, I went down to the wharf, the Kawau was lying alongside, she is not going to Mangawai on account of the weather. A parcel of books came in the mail for the Library, they are what we brought of Revd J. J. Mather, I took them to the Library and catalogued them.

In the afternoon I was working in the flower garden, I commenced to dig the piece of ground that was in Oats.