Thursday 13th May 1915

It was a very fine day. I went down to the village in the morning to post some letters, also went to the wharf to see the steamer off. Got some sand and John Greenwood gave me a ride up to our gate. Left his wagon outside and put his horses into our place so as to be ready for the Hui this afternoon. Tom Jennings came for some flower for Mrs Harris to decorate the dinner tables at the Pa for the feast this afternoon. All of us went over to the Pa this afternoon to witness the unveiling of the monuments erected to the memory of Parata Brown and to the old chief Kiri. There was a large party of people present, also many Maoris. Revd Tui conducted the religious service and addressed the people present. I also gave an address. Afterwards there was a grand dinner in a large marquee. In the evening there was a dance in this Hall, I went down to get the mail and attend the Library. I did not stop at the dance long.