Monday 17th

It was a fine day. I was helping Willie cut tea tree in the front in the morning, while we were down there we heard the Kawau which had just arrived from Auckland, I went down to the P.O. to get the mail. I planted 12 beef tins with Sweet Peas in the afternoon.

Sunday 16th

It was a fine day. Mrs Simpson, Flo & Mr Glass were here for dinner. We all went down to the Hall in the afternoon, Mr Seton conducted service and gave us a very good sermon. There was a good congregation, Collecn 10/. I went up to Willie Dunnings for tea and spent a very pleasant evening.


Saturday 15th

My 71st Birthday. It was a fine day. Willie went fishing to Ti Point but only brought home a few small fish. I went down to the village in the afternoon, met Mr Seton, Anglican Student who is going to hold services here tomorrow, he was on his way to Pakiri. I carried up some sand. Mr Glass came to spend the evening and staid the night.

Thursday 13th

It was a showery day. I went down to the wharf in the morning. The Kawau was supposed to leave here at 1pm but according to Auckland port regulations all vessels have to be in port before sundown, so the Kawau had to leave here before her advertised time. The men who had volunteered for foreign service went up by her.

I went down to the village in the evening to get the mail and attend the Library.

Wednesday 12th

It was a fine day. The Chairman & some of the members of the Country Council came over to confer as to what is to be done with the Stonebreaker, several settlers met them on the wharf in the afternoon in the wharf shed to discuss the matter. There was also a meeting of Ratepayers in the Hall in the evening, Mr Ja’ Greenwood occupied the chair, the Chairman of the County Council was also present, a motion unanimously carried that the Stonecrusher be sold and removed. There was a dance afterwards as a send off to Eddie Wyatt and Angus Dunning who are leaving tomorrow morning having volunteered their services to the home government in this war against Germany.

Tuesday 11th

Willie was pruning in the orchard. In the afternoon I went down to the beach and sieved a lot of sand and carried it across to the wharf shed. Carried up a bag of it. Grace walked over to Ti Point in the afternoon and staid the night.

Monday 10th

Very showery in the morning. Left Jims about 10.30pm got caught in several showers and got very wet. Willie was pruning the Diamond Plums. In the evening Willie went down to the village on the arrival of the Kawau to hear the war news, he brought home four papers.

Sunday 9th

There were a few showers in the morning but the afternoon was very fine. Willie & Grace went up to Mr Murrays to spend the day. I walked to Ti Point, called at Harolds and then went on to Joe’s where I had dinner, afterward I walked across the beach to the Claim Hall thinking that Mr Glass was going to take the service for Mr Sims who had just recently lost his wife, but Mr Glass did not turn up so they asked me to give them a service which I did and a short address, Jane played the organ. I returned with Jane & Jim & staid the night.

Saturday 8th

It was a fine day. Willie was pruning the peach trees. In the afternoon I took Mr J.C. Wyatt a large Rose tree & two Dark blue Forgetmenot, had a talk with Charlie about County matters, afterwards went down to the beach and carried up a bag of sand.