Friday 5th July 1918

It was a very fine day.  I was pulling tea tree in the morning, went down to the steamer in the pm. Willie was fixing up the drive, filling up the ruts.  Mr Torkington came for tea and all of us went down to the Hall in the evening to a farewell to Keith Matheson.  Ted Gravatt & Andy Biorklund of Pakiri were also present, there was a big crowd and we spent a very pleasant evening, dancing, card playing, songs, recitations &c.   Revd Chartoris gave a very amusing description of Scottish customs and manners, and his two little boys dressed in highland costume danced a highland fling and the sword dance.  Mr Torkington returned with us and staid the night.