Friday 1st It was a fine day for the Show. I was down at the Hall early in the morning and was busy all day long.
The Show was in every way a success both financially and the number of exhibits.
We put in 22 Exhibits and gained 16 prizes.
Henry put in 5 Exhibits and gained 3 prizes.
Saturday 2nd I went down to the Hall and helped clean it out.
There was a cricket match on the hill between Omaha and Matakana, we all went up, Omaha won.
Sunday 3rd Charlie Wyatt, Maggie Clark & I walked over to Dacre’s Claim Church in the morning. We returned to Mrs Ashton’s and had dinner & tea there, we came over here in the evening and I read service in the Hall, there was a good congregation.
Monday 11th We all went down to the Goat Island beach in the afternoon. The boys & I had a bathe, there was a great swell rolling in. We picked up a lot of shells and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Charlie returned with us for tea.
Tuesday 12th Maud borrowed a horse of Fordhams, & Charlie borrowed one for Maggie and they all rode to Matakana to the Sunday School Anniversary. There was a very good concert and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They did not get back till 4 oclock next morning .
Sunday 17th I rode over to Pakiri in the morning on Walter Wyatt‘s horse. I called in at Mr Wright’s and had a look round his son’s orchard. I went on to Ellis Dyers‘ where I had dinner, had a look round his orchard and also Mr Boirklands. Returned to Omaha for tea, found James & Charlie Dunning, Walter Wyatt & Willie Pratt at our place for tea. Read service in the Hall in the evening, there were 65 present.
Wednesday 20th There was a meeting in the Hall in the evening to elect a Show Committee for next year.
The following were elected,
Messrs Wm & Jas Greenwood, T. F. Ashton, Ellis Dyer, H. Brown,
J. C. Wyatt & C. S. Clarke. 20 persons put there name down as subscribers at 10/- each.
Monday 25th It was very showery all day. We cleaned some Onion seed in the house.
Tuesday 26th It was also showery today. We gathered Damsons in the farm orchard .
Wednesday 27th We sent away by the “Rose Casey” –
2 Cases Damsons
2 Cases Late Red Plums
The Steamer came in early. Revd T. P. Hewlett came up & came up to our place to stay.
Thursday 28th The boys hauled some goods for W. M. I went up to Neeley’s with the Frearsons in the afternoon, we put 14 of our sheep out of his place, we got all our sheep up but we found that 4 that we got out of Neeley’s had escaped us. Mr Hewlett & I went to Mr Walter’s in the evening.
Friday 29th The boys were helping Frearsons in the morning with the sheep, but they could not get the 4 we missed last night. Henry took Mr Hewlett up to Greenwood’s in the afternoon on his horse.
We killed a fat ewe that we got out of Neeleys.
Sunday 31st I went over to Dacre’s Claim to service in the morning, & returned for dinner.
Mr Hewlett who had preached at Pakiri in morning, returned here in time for tea, Willie P. & John Dunning were also here for tea.
Mr Hewlett preached in the Hall in the evening, there were 104 present, the collection was 21/- and 17 staid for sacrament.
The collection at Pakiri was 13/- and at the service held at Dacre’s Claim on April 1st the collection was 6/10, making a Total of £2.0.10
Mr Hewlett returned to our house and staid all night.