Diary, Maria Webb

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The New Zealand Rough Diary No. 3, 1915 belonged to Maria (known as Patty) Webb. On the front of the diary is written A J Webb. The details of the diary record the family's daily routine at Ormondville, family members: son Edmond and daughters Edith, Annie, Elizabeth, Dora and Alice. The family was very involved in Anglican church activities and information is 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: After Annie & Alice came home one of the cows kicked Annie & knocked her over the concrete drain. In the back is a list with the title: White Ribbon, as well as a list of books to order.
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.
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Hard cover, printed and handwritten in black ink on paper. The spine is bound with linen tape.
Height x Width: 330 x 206mm
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from the Webb Collection
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