Saturday 5th January 1918

It was a fine day.  Willie & Dave were watching their charcoal kiln.  I was working in the flower garden in the morn.  In the afternoon I went down to the wharf to bid good bye to Ian Matheson who was leaving by the “Kawau” to return to camp, a great crowd was on the wharf to give him a cheer.  Grace went down to the Church to sweep, dust and decorate.