Saturday 12th January 1918

Willie and I made up our minds to go to Auckland to day by the “Kawau” which left Leigh wharf at 9.30 am.  We had a very calm passage up arriving in Auckland at 2.30 pm, we went straight over to Devonport to Mr Wallaces where we received a hearty welcome.  Gordon, his wife and two little ones came over in the pm.  Willie, Alma and Leila went to the pictures in the evening.