30 November 1917

November 1917
Friday 30
At office. Not much
doing. Went down to see
Monsignor McKenna &
get a baptismal certifi
cate of our son Leo to
send to him at Dunedin
so that he can produce
it to show his age when
he enlists for service.

29 November 1917

November 1917
Thursday 29
At office. London of
London, Barron & Co [Company],
agents of Wanganui, call
ed to get pars [particulars] of proper
ties for a client, gave
him pars of F Kummers,
Wrightsons & Clelands.
Home during afternoon
& planted out a bed of
petunias for Bertha.

28 November 1917

November 1917
Wednesday 28
Fine day.
Before breakfast I plant
ed a few potatoes.
Down to office. Mr Williams
of Tauherinikau in re inspect
sheep farm & we went out
in his car to see P C Taylors
400 acres at Poroporo.
Very well pleased with it &
he decided to take Mrs Will
-iams out to see it. Came
back via Westmere – Glad
stone road and had a mir
aculous escape from a motor
collision at a sharp turn-
ing in the Maungaraki hill
missing each other by a
few inches. Down to Regis
trar of Births to get Leo’s
birth certificate & found that
his name had been registered
as Frederick Percy Welch in
stead of Leo Hedley as Christ

27 November 1917

November 1917
Tuesday 27
Rain during the after
noon. At office. Wrote
Harcourt & Co [Company] of Wellington
re putting up for sale our
Taita property by public
auction. Wrote sisters
Doll & Ada re same.
After tea I sowed peas,
transplanted some
onions then thinned
the parsnip bed, finish
ing up about 9.40 by
the light of the moon.

26 November 1917

November 1917
Monday 26
Fine day. Warm.
At office. Mr F Coley in re
purchase of house & went to
see McKillops in Villa Str [Street]
& at night he arranged to
look at Finlaysons in George
Str. Showed Miss Buck
-man a house of Goodall’s
in Albert Street at £365
& Chapmans in Albert Str
at £440. S Creswell in
re purchase of house pro
At night time I did an
hours gardening.

25 November 1917

November 1917
Sunday 25
Fine day.
Sprayed the apple
treed with Arsenate of
Lead for Codlin moth [Codling moth].
Did some weeding in the
raspberry bed and
through the pumpkins
& Tomatoes. Bertha took
the children out for a
drive to Te Ore Ore.
Our Jack went out with
Beresford Maunsell to
Tinui station to work as
Fleece-oh at the wool
shed during shearing. Went
out in motor car.

24 November 1917

November 1917
Saturday 24
Fine day. At office.
Saw Stan Creswell and
offered him V Hatch’s property
at Lansdowne which he
stated he would inspect
with view to buying. Played
cricket with a Masterton
team against a team from
the camp & we were beaten
by about 70 runs. Camp had
a good batting team & scored
140 our side making about
70 my score being 0 having
the bad luck to play a ball
on to my wicket third ball.
Did gardening by moon
light till about 9.40

War news state British
troops are within 5 miles
of Jerusalem. This ancient
city has been in the hands of
the Turks since the year