Tuesday 11th April 1916

It was a fine day.

In the morning I went down to the P.O to put some money into the Bank, was busy writing the minutes of the meetings that were held last night and getting my things together to go to Auckland, Willie drove me down to the wharf in the afternoon but we had a long wait. It was the “Gael”. She ought to have left at 3pm but it was a good deal after 4 when she left.

We had a beautiful calm passage and I quite enjoyed it, we did not get up until the clock was striking 10.

Mr Wallace was on the wharf to meet me and we went across to Devonport in the 10.30 boat and went up in the motor buss. Mrs Wallace was up to give me a welcome.