April 1899

Sunday 23rd   It was a fine day. I read service in the Hall in the pm. After church I went down to Mrs D. Mathesons to enquire after Miss C. A. Matheson who has been ill.   Jim Dunning was here for tea.

Monday 24th   It was a fine day.  Bishop Cowie held a confirmation in the Hall in the evening. The Hall was very nicely decorated, there were 16 candidates amongst them being my three children, Minnie, Jane and Willie.
Revd E. M. Cowie presented the candidates, he and the Bishop drove over from Warkworth about noon and returned to Warkworth after the Confirmation.  There were 102 present at the service and the Collection  £1 . 12 . 9

Tuesday 25th   It was a fine day.  I took some Eggs down to the Store in the morning, I also went down over to Mr Birdsalls in the pm and coming home went down to the steamer, and went down a second time to the steamer in the evening.

Wednesday 26th   It was a fine day.  The Road Board put on men to cut away a point on the new road leading to the wharf,  viz Messrs A. Matheson and Jos Wyatt also engaged Mr Neely and two horses and a cart, to cart the stuff up to put on the road as metal.   I took my bullocks and catamaran and was working there all day.

Thursday 27th   It was a fine day.  I was down on the wharf road again hauling metal all day. A. Matheson came here for tea and in the evening we went to a Library meeting at the School to choose new books.

Friday 28th   It poured in torrents last night, there are freshes in all the creeks and a lot of damage is done on the roads.   I was cutting tea tree when it was fine. Killed a Sheep in the evening.

Saturday 29th   It was a fine day.  I was carting metal on the road leading to the wharf.  Mr Birdsall & I being the two that had to retire from the Road Board were nominated again and being the only ones we were declared elected. There was a meeting of the Road Board in the afternoon.

Sunday 30th   It was a fine day.  Revd G. Frost, the new Wesleyan Minister held service in the Hall in the afternoon, there was a large congregation and everyone liked him very much.
Mrs Thos Wyatt put a horse on the farm to graze at  6d  per week.