The New Zealand Rough Diary No. 3, 1919 belonged to one of the Webb children who, throughout the diary, is not identified. In the beginning of the diary under notes are lists written by Maria Webb. 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 was very involved in Anglican church activities and these are part of the content. Visitors are listed and daily comings and goings of the community. Each day the weather is described, as is the well-being of Maria, who is elderly and unwell. Small snippets of information are tantalisingly given such as on 30 January: Rose Clayton Greene came to spend the day between trains.
In the 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.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd; 1882
Hard cover, printed and handwritten in black ink on paper. The spine is bound with linen tape.
Height x Width: 330 x 206mm
Patty Webb; 1833; 08 Dec 1923
Edith Webb; 1870; 30 Apr 1944
Elizabeth Webb; 09 Jun 1905; 29 Sep 1993
Annie Webb; 1874; 04 Aug 1937
Alice Frances Webb; 1876; 10 Nov 1962
from the Webb Collection