Saturday 29th December 1917

It was a fine day with the exception of a few showers in the pm.  In the morning I went down to the wharf to take a bunch of roses to Captn Ohlson, as the “Kawau” called in there from Mangawai at about 10 am,  I called in at the Church and found RevdMacdonald there, he is camping at C. Gravatts with a boy.  There was a picnic at the Koeroa beach which was largely attended, Willie & Grace went to it, it was a send off to Ian Matheson who is home on his last leave.   I took some flowers down to decorate the Church in the afternoon.