Wednesday 21st July 1915

The wind is blowing very strong from the NW and threatening for rain. Willie was digging in the farm orchard. I went down to the village in the afternoon and heard that the “Kawau” had broken down and would not be leaving Auckland for here until tomorrow afternoon. Had a look in at the Church, Mr Woods is getting on with the seats, we gave him an order to make a Prayer Deck of rimu for 25/-

Tuesday 20th July 1915

It was a fine day. I planted out several Cinerarias also 1 Antirrhinum. Went down to the village, called at Mrs Dunnings, posted a letter, called in at the Church, Mr Woods is putting the seats together, they are made of Rimu and they look very nice. Also went down to the wharf and carried up a roll of perforate zinc for Willie.

Monday 19th July 1915

It was a fine day. In the evening I went down to Arch Dunnings. We played Five Hundred. The steamer came in while I was there. Alf went to the P.O and got my mail with their own.

Sunday 18th July 1915

It was a very fine day. Harold, Flo & children came here for lunch so with Mr Woods we were a large party. After dinner we all went to church in the Hall. I conducted the service, it took the form of a memorial service for the deaths of the six persons who belonged to this district or who passed many years of their early life here namely Mr Roderick Matheson, Mrs Kempt,  William John Birdsall, Angus Matheson, Herbert Henry Fordham, & Mrs Richard Clarke, formerly Miss Maud Fordham. There was a large congregation, the Dead March was played. Collection 13/5. As this would be the last time that the Anglican services would be held in this Hall I gave them an address hoping that the friendly relations that had always existed between the Presbyterians and the Anglicans would continue in the future. After church Mr Woods & I went to Mr James Greenwoods for tea.

Saturday 17th July 1915

It was a very fine day. Willie finished digging in Oats in the pigs paddock. After breakfast I went down to the village to post a letter for Willie.
Mr Woods came in the evening and staid the night, we played Five Hundred.

Friday 16th July 1915

It was a very fine day. In the morning I went down to the beach to witness the signature of Peter’s housekeeper, called in at the church to have a chat with Mr Woods. Mr Torkington was here for lunch. Grace went to see Mrs Glass but as she was not at home she went down to Alec Mathesons.

Thursday 15th July 1915

It was a very fine day. Willie was cutting up the pig and salting it away. My back is still very bad and I was weeding in the flower garden. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 14th July 1915

It was a very fine day. Willie Killed the Pig and I helped him to seal it. Alf Wyatt was here for lunch. I went down to the Steamer in the afternoon. John Greenwood carted up the oil & white lead for the church.

Tuesday 13th July 1915

It was too wet to go down for the mail last night so I went down after breakfast for it, I also went down to the wharf for it. The paint materials for the Church came by the steamer last night. I carried up a small tin of jap oil up to the church. It was a showery day.

Monday 12th July 1915

It was find in the morning but early in the afternoon it came on to rain which continued until evening. Miss Lloyd came to get me to witness her signature & she staid for lunch.