31 May 1919

May 1919
Saturday 31
Fine day. Before
breakfast I chipped in some
oats. Down to office. E Cress
well in & gave me his Wainui
-omapu run for sale at £10.5
per acre. Evans in & offered
£ 460 for A J Percys proper
ty in Sussex Street. Saw
Percy who arranged to see me
on Monday re same. P Lett
was offered Payton’s property
in Albert Str [Street]. Owen Welch
in re purchase of sheep
farm & will look over Hut-
cheson’s [Hutchison’s] at Foxton during
next week. Brother Will
rang up from Makomako
re inspecting 436 acres at
Foxton & I arranged to go
over with him next week.


29 May 1919

May 1919
Thursday 29
Cold day. Showery.
Down to office. Round to
court office to give evidence
in case of engaging man for
McLaren Estate of Martin
borough. Case adjourned un
til the 13 inst. Busy with
correspondence. Went down
to see Denbee’s property in
Cornwall Street which I have
for sale at £1850.
Down to Chess room at night
to annual meeting there
being 8 members present
after the minutes were read
& confirmed I addressed the
members then officers were
elected for the coming season.
Mr Thirtle took my place in
the Chair as President, I as a
V President [Vice President] taking the Chair
in the absence of the President.
After the meeting we played for
some time, Mr R Barton beat
ing me after a good game.

28 May 1919

May 1919
Wednesday 28
Cold S East rain.
At office. Mr S D Thompson
in & gave me particulars
of his Akiteo [Akitio] & Raglan
properties for sale. Sent
pars [particulars] of the former, 3945
acres to A E Gosnell of Te
Ore Ore. Saw A Ross re buy
ing Hutcheson’s [Hutchison’s] section at
Bainesse, Foxton Line.
Down to Lansdowne School
room at night to a meeting
of residents called for the pur
pose of discussing the merits
of merging into the Boro [Borough].
A resolution was carried
appointing a committee to
gather information, the
committee to report at a
future meeting. The meet
ing unanimously carried
a resolution affirming the
desirability of securing an
efficient drainage as
soon as possible.


27 May 1919

May 1919
Tuesday 27
Cold rain. S East
At office. Evans in & in
creased his offer for Percys
property to £450. Percy
agreed to sell at £465.
Bern took Evans to see C
Ewington’s house in Albert
Street. Went to G A Jones
sale of furniture at Lans
downe & bought a wooden
block fender for 3/6 & his
lawn mower a Great
American, with catcher, for

26 May 1919

May 1919
Monday 26
Fine day. Rain at night.
At office. Went to Cornwall
Str [Street] & saw McDermots house
given me for sale. W Lett gave
me for sale a house he is build
ing in Renall Str. L Price also
agreed to sell his house in Essex
Str. Saw Martin Kerins &
arranged to go up to Kumeroa
with him tomorrow & see Comp
tons 446 acres. Mr Hutcheson [Hutchison],
manager Brammerton Run,
in& gave me instructions to sell
his property of 900 acres at
Bainesse, Foxton Line. Sent
the particulars up to M Alpass
at Konini. McEwan in for
house to buy & will see McDer-
mott’s in Cornwall Str to
News received per cable that
the air navigator Hawker &
his pilot, Grieve, have been
rescued by a Danish steamer at
the Isle of Lewis off coast of Scotland

24 May 1919

May 1919
Saturday 24
Fine day. Down to
office. Not much doing.
Saw J Compton re selling his
Kumeroa property to M Kerins.
Hill up from Wellington with view
to opening up a butchery business
& Bern took him out to Lansdowne
to see if he could locate a spot
for a shop if he considered it
a good venture.

Further news from India state
that the British forces including
native troops have had sharp
fighting against the Afghans &
driven them back from the border
inflicting considerable loss, the
aeroplanes flying over the retreat
ing Afghans & scattering them in
all directions. Allied forces in
Northern Russia giving the Russian
Bolshevics [Bolsheviks] a good doing, driving
them from their positions. So far
60,000 Bolshevic prisoners