Tuesday 19th December 1916

It was a very fine day. Carpenter took the first load of 8 Bales of Wool in the wagon down to Te Araroa. Henry & I also drove down in the buggy. We had dinner & tea at the Hotel, called at Mrs Hansons and had a look in at the new Church. I called on Mr & Mrs Whitehead and had afternoon tea there, Mr W. showed me the school and childrens gardens.

Henry had a lot of business to transact and I did some shopping. As 6 of the horses had to be shod we could not leave very early, we did not get home till 10.30pm.