Thursday 3rd January 1918

It was a fine day.  It was advertised that the “Kawau” was to leave last night for here at midnight, so that she should have arrived here early this morning,  Grace went down to the wharf before breakfast to get the bread & meat, but she heard while she was down there that  she heard that  the “kawau” was not to leave Auckland until 11 this morning.  I went down to meet the steamer when she came in  about 4 pm, I got the bread, meat & mail, returned home and about 6 pm I went down again to get the overland mail, when I came home I had my tea and helped Willie milk the cows, and then I went down to the Hall to a Hall Committee meeting.  There was a Social in the Hall as a farewell to Private Ian Matheson who is home on his final leave .  There was a big attendance , the proceeds were for the local Carnival Queen.