Thursday 1st There were several showers during the day.
The “Gael” called in early this morning from Auckland & she went straight back again.
In the morning I went down to the P.O to post some letters, afterwards I went to the Library to number and arrange the books. In the afternoon I was pulling up tea tree in the front.
Friday 2nd It was a showery day and the wind was blowing very strong. In the morning I went down to the Village to see if the Library books had come, but they had not. I was pulling up tea tree between the showers.
In the evening I went down to look after the Library, afterwards the Annual Meeting of the Tennis Club was held, I was appointed Chairman of the Meeting , the following were elected on the Committee, Misses Mabel Wyatt & Jane Clarke and Messrs
J. C. Wyatt, A. Haskell & Willie Dunning. It was a very dark & blusterous night.
Saturday 3rd There were a few showers in the morning, but in the afternoon it was much finer and the wind has gone round to the W.
I was pulling tea tree, went down to the wharf in the afternoon.
Sunday 4th It was very showery all day, and it was misty and blowing hard. Jane and I did not go out anywhere.
Monday 5th It was a very calm day and fine. I was pulling tea tree.
Tuesday 6th It was a tolerably fine day, only one heavy shower in the morning. I was pulling up tea tree in the front. Jane went round in the “Kawau” to Ti Point.
I went down to the wharf in the afternoon and carried up a parcel of new books for the Library which arrived by the “Gael” this morning. I catalogued and numbered the new books.
Wednesday 7th It was fine in the morning. Jane missed the Steamer at Ti Point, so had to walk home. I took the Eggs down to the Steamer in the afternoon , it came on to rain and rained all evening.
There should have been a Hall Social, but on account of the rain it did not come off. Mabel Wyatt came to spend the afternoon and evening and staid all night. Willie Dunning came in the evening and we played cards.
Thursday 8th It was fine in the morning, but it was very showery in the afternoon and evening. I was pulling up tea tree in the front.
Friday 9th It rained very heavy last night, and it was raining when I got up this morning, did not milk the cows until after breakfast.
I was getting firewood and pulling a little tea tree. Went down to the P. O. and the Library in the evening.
Saturday 10th It was a fine day. I was pulling tea tree in the front all day. Jane went down to John Wyatts in the afternoon. The newly formed Football Club held their first practice on the Domain this afternoon.
Sunday 11th It was a fine day. I took a walk down to the Village in the afternoon.
Maggie and the children called in the afternoon, and Mr & Mrs Walter Frearson were here for tea and staid the evening.
Monday 12th It was fine in the morning I was pulling tea tree in the front. There was a heavy shower in the afternoon, after it was over I went to see where Willie Dunning is making a new garden at the top of the bush hill.
Tuesday 13th It was a fine day. I was pulling tea tree in the front in the morning, I went down to meet the “Gael“, Willie came back in her, he has been away four weeks last Saturday.
Willie and I were pulling tea tree and burning heaps in the front in the pm. Jane went to a euchre party at the Claim in the evening.
Wednesday 14th There were a few showers during the day.
Miss Ida Darroch came to sew for Jane. Willie & I were pulling up tea tree in the front.
I went down to the wharf in the pm with the Eggs, but she did not come, I heard afterwards that she staid at the Kawau to repair something that had gone wrong. Willie Dunning came to spend the evening and we played at cards.
Thursday 15th It rained nearly all day. We were not able to do anything out of doors.
Friday 16th There were several showers during the day. Miss Darroch left to go to Mrs Archie Dunnings. Willie and I were pulling tea tree in front when the weather permitted. I went down to the
P. O and Library in the evening, Jane also went down to the Hall to a meeting of the Tennis Club.
Saturday 17th It was very fine and warm in the morning, but there were one or two heavy showers in the afternoon. I was pulling tea tree in the front both morning and afternoon. Willie walked to Ti Point in the morning.
Sunday 18th It was a very squally day. Willie went over to Ti Point. The Revd Griffin preached in the Hall in the afternoon, but on account of the weather neither Jane or I went.
Monday 19th It rained nearly all day. I was unable to do anything out of doors.
Tuesday 20th There were several showers during the day, but it was very bright and sunny between them. I went down to the village in the pm.
Wednesday 21st I took the bullock down to the wharf in the morning and hauled up 2 Bags of Flour that had been landed from the “Gael” on Monday.
Also took the Eggs down to the Steamer in the afternoon. Jane went down to the Hall to cut up sandwiches. Mrs D. Knaggs and Miss Rollinson came here and I gave them tea, afterwards we went down to the Hall to a Euchre Party got up by the Tennis Club. Mrs K & her sister returned with us and staid all night.
Thursday 22nd A showery day. I was pulling tea tree in the front. Willie returned from Ti Point in the evening.
Friday 23rd There were several showers. Received a wire from Revd J. T. McWilliam saying that on account of illness he was unable to come to hold services. Got the Sheep up and killed one. Went down to the Post Office and Library in the evening.
Saturday 24th The wind was blowing a gale from the N. in the afternoon it came on to rain and rained all evening. Willie went to Ti Point in the morning, and returned in the evening wet through.
Sunday 25th It was a fine day. Willie went to Ti Point after breakfast. Jane went to Bible Class and staid out all day. I remained at home.
Monday 26th It was a beautiful day. I was pulling up tea tree and burning in the front all day.
Tuesday 27th When I woke up this morning it had been raining and everything was very damp, but it cleared up and was a fine day. I was pulling up tea tree in the front. I went down to the wharf in the afternoon, Jane went round to Ti Point in the “Kawau“.
Wednesday 28th It was a fine day. I was pulling up tea tree all the morning. In the afternoon I took the Eggs to sell on the “Gael”.
Jane returned from Ti Point in her.
Thursday 29th It was a fine day. It was blowing pretty strong and there was a good roll outside. I was pulling up tea tree and burning heaps in the front all day. Mrs Albert Wyatt was here to pay the rent, she had dinner here. Willie returned from Ti Point in the afternoon, he brought several fish with him.
Friday 30th It was a beautiful day. Willie went down to the village first thing after breakfast to post some letters, after he came back he got the bullock and hauled a post from the other side of the hill to mend the fence between the front and the barley paddock which was blown down by the gale last Saturday, when we were the other side of the hill we thought the grass would burn so we set fire to some and it made a clean sweep burning grass and tea tree about four acres below the farm orchard. While we were burning we noticed that one of our heifers (Dolly) had calved and was near the Koeroa Creek so we drove her home & milked, it was a Heifer Calf.
I went down to the Post Office and attended to the Library.