Monday 7th May 1917

When we got up this morning we had crossed the Bay of Plenty and were passing the Alderman Islands and soon afterwards the Mercury Island and Cape Colville, we arrived at Kings Wharf at 4pm. I had most of my luggage taken to the Northern Co’s Office and booked to Leigh. Soon after landing I met Henry who had come up to Auckland from Gisborne in the “Tarawera”. Both of us went across to Devonport and up to Mr Wallaces where I received a warm welcome. Henry staid for tea and returned to Auckland in the evening.

During my absence Mrs & Mr Wallace have lost their youngest son Bert who was Killed in France.