Tuesday 12th November 1918

It was a very fine day.

Soon after breakfast we heard the Church bell ring so we hurried down to the village and found Wm Harper ringing the bell on account of receiving news this morning that Peace had been declared between Germany and the Allies.  So we gave a cheer for King George and the British Empire, as to day had been declared a public holiday, we returned home and then all of us drove down to the Goat Island beach for a little picnic,  Alic Matheson was shearing his sheep and I had tea with the shearers.

I went down to A. Dunnings in the evening, Willie D was there and we played Five Hundred.