Diary, Webb Family Member Diary
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd
Diary belonged to one of the Webb children who, throughout the diary, is not identified. The details of the diary record the family's daily routine at Ormondville, family members: Maria (known as Patty) who was the children's mother, a brother Edmond and sisters Edith, Annie, Elizabeth and Alice. The family were very involved in Anglican church activities and these are part of the content. Visitors are listed with daily comings and goings of the community. Each day the weather is described, as well mentioning the health of Maria who was elderly and ill. Small snippets of information are tantalisingly given such as on 17 January: Little Joan Barbara Wilson died.
In front of the diary is printed information about New Zealand postal regulations, phases of the moon, Post Office Savings Bank, telegrams, the Government Cabinet, the Legislative Council, Government Departments, Government Acts, Elections of Local Bodies and Births, Deaths and Marriages.