Friday 20th September 1918

It was a very fine day.  Willie was ploughing in the orchard.  I dug up the border next the wire netting fence,  I sowed a row of Dun Beans, also sowed seed of St John’s Day Cabbage & planted out 3 Candituft plants.   Spent the evening at Mr Archie Dunnings playing cards,  Willie Dunning was there.


Thursday 19th September 1918

It was a very fine day, but very cold in the morning as the wind was S.  Willie was ploughing in the orchard.

I pricked out in shallow boxes Pansy & Stock plants, also planted out in a border 7 Pansies & 3 Stocks.  I went down for the mail in the evening.


Wednesday 18th September 1918

It was a fine day, the wind has changed round to the SW and is drying up the ground,  I got more pea sticks from the barley paddock and finished sticking the Sweet Peas.  All of us went down to meet the steamer in the afternoon,  Willie took his butter and eggs down in the sulky.  Ernie Greenwood & his bride returned from their honeymoon.  Dave Glass also came bringing a prospective purchaser for his farm, they went up in the sulky to see it.  Dave had tea here.  There was a meeting of the Farmers Union in the evening, Mr Cooper the organizer was present.  None of us went.


Tuesday 17th September 1918

It was fine in the morning, ‘tho threatening as the wind is NE.   In the morning I went down to the P. O to get a Postal Note,  went to the beach and sieved some sand and carried it to the wharf.   In the pm I stuck the Sweet Peas, it came on to rain about 2 pm  and continued all afternoon & evening.


Monday 16th September 1918

It was a very fine day.  I sowed a row of Stratagem Peas the top side of the house,  got some pea sticks from the barley paddock.  Willie was ploughing in the orchard.  Grace went for the mail in the pm.


Sunday 15th September 1918

It was a very fine day.  The 23rd Anniversary was held of the Omaha Bible Class in the morning,  Mrs Woodcock sang a solo, Grace & I attended.

In the afternoon I conducted service in the Church,  23 attended
Collection 8/- .  The Dead March was played out of respect to the memory of Mrs Hadwick.


Saturday 14th September 1918

It was a fine day.

Mrs Ashworth came in the morning and staid lunch, all of us went down to the wharf in the afternoon to say goodbye to Mrs James Greenwood who is leaving the district, her husband having already left, also Lieut  E. Wyatt & wife who are returning to Wellington and will shortly leave NZ


Friday 13th September 1918

It was a fine day.  In the morning I planted the following plants,  1 Penstemon,  1 Begonia,  1 Pelargonium,  3 Canditufts also 5 bulbs Gladiolus.

Mrs Hadwick who died yesterday morning was buried in the claim cemetery along side of her late husband at 3 pm.  Charlie Wyatt drove the coffin over in Willie Dunning’s waggon.  I took a wreath down for Charlie to take over as I was not going to the funeral, but I tolled the Church bell.

There was a farewell in the Hall in the evening to Private Wm Greenwood,  second son of Mr John Greenwood,   Lieut  E. Wyatt  (Eddie)  &  wife  and Private Frank Whaylen were also present.  Grace went.


Thursday 12th September 1918

It was a fine day with the exception of a few slight showers.  The ladies entertained Mrs James Greenwood who with her husband are leaving the district,  it took the form of a morning tea laid on the stage the ladies provided most bountifully, and the table was nicely decorated with flowers.  On behalf of the company I expressed the sorrow of all present at their leaving and asked their acceptance of a silver mounted biscuit barrel.

Grace went down to the village in the afternoon and got the overland mail.