1873. The Rev. James Preston diaries - a Geraldine District circuit preacher.

His diaries are like a census of the Geraldine District.

Typescript of extracts from diaries 1871 -1879 by Nancy McLaughlin, 1984. Canterbury Museum Folder 1093 2/85.
1871  1872  1874 1875 1876

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2 Jany 1873.... Called upon Capn Ware.
3d Friday.... I went to Temuka. Called upon Klee, Whitehaed, Bryant, Dr Rayner.
5th Sunday.... I held service in St Mary’s Church Geraldine. Present about 40 people. Administered the Holy Commn to 6 communicants. In the afternoon 3—o—clock I held service is the Valley Church. Present about 15 people; Mr Slack & Capn Clogstown away. In the evening 6—30  I held service in St Saviour’s Temuka. Present about 50 people. Baptized Bryant’s child.
6th Monday.... I called upon Mrs Glasson, Mr Myers, Mr Rayner, Whitehead, Dr Rayner, Mrs Acton, Pratt, Bishop, Clark, Forward, Mr Russell, Mr Thompson.
8th Wednesday.... Rain. Called upon Mr Furgison, Tancred, Williams.
9th Thursday.... I went to Mr Slack’s. Called also upon Mr Speedy(?)
10th Friday.... I went to the Waihi Bush. Called upon Mrs Pearon, Taylor, Flatman. Did not hold service awing to rain.
11 Saturday.... I called upon Palmer, Shires, Gabey, Neil.
12 Sunday.... I was ill. Not able to hold any service.
13 Monday.... Ill.
14 Tuesday....  Ill.
15th Wednesday Rather better. Went to help at a Sunday school treat for children in Mr Tancred's paddock.
16th Thursday.... I called upon Mr Ormsby, Shires.
17th Friday.... Not as well again. Eyes very weak.
18th Saturday.... I called upon Dr Fish. My health is rather better.
19 Sunday.... I held service in St Mary’s Geraldine 11 a.m.. Present about 40 people........ At 3—o—clock I held service in St Ann’s, the Valley. Present about 14 people. At 6—30 I held service in St Saviour’s Temuka. Present about 40 people.
20th Monday.... I called upon Mrs Glasson. She is sinking rapidly. Also called upon Reynar, Stubbs, the man who was nearly killed on New Years Day at Mr Wilson's. Howard; Waihi — Lester, Shaw, Roberts.
22 Wednesday.... I went to the Orari. Called upon Whittaker, Wadeworth, Barker.
23d Thursday.... Celebrated the marriage between D. Clougton & C. Chreighton. Called upon Williams & Mitchell & Mrs Irving.
24th Friday.... I went up to Mount Peel intending to go to Mr Campbell's station (Mesopotamia). When I got to Acland's I heard that Mr Campbell was away from home. Staid at Mt Peel until the Sunday.

David J. Clouston married  Catherine Creighton 23rd January 1873.

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I visited (on) the way McLeod, Irving, Clough etc.
26th Sunday.... I held service et Mt Peel 11 a.m. Present about 15 people.  Administered the Holy Communion to 9 communicant including myself. In the afternoon I held service at 6—0—clock p.m.at Mr Tripp’s station., Present about 20 people
27th Monday.... I called upon J. McDonald, D. McDonald, Slipper L.F. Brown, Heetley, Bird, Pearson. ‘
28th Tuesday.... I called upon Mr W. McDonald, Captn McPherson, Tancred, Capn Ware.
29 Wednesday.... I went to Temuka, Called upon Mr Rayner, Thompson, Mr Russel, Wilcox.
30 Thursday.... I cent to Captain Ware’s.
31 Friday.... I went to the Kakahu. Called upon Tagg, Wells, Patrick, Evans, Ormsby.

1st of Febr. 1873.... Called upon Mrs Bethune.
2nd Sunday.... I held service lo St Mary’s Church Geraldine 11 a.m. Present abt 40 people. At 3 I held service in the Valley Church. Present about 12 people. I administered the Holy Communion to 6 communicants of St Mary’s Church Geraldine 91 6-30 p.m. I held service in St Saviour’s Church Temuka, Present about 40. Rain
3d Monday.... I called upon Dyson who had lost a baby. Also Rayner Patterson, Myers, Mrs Nelson, Mrs Bryant who has a child very ill. Called also upon hood, Kuhn, Christian, Ensore, Colvilie, H. Brown, Gosling, Hill, Dunn, C. Gosling, Barker.
4th Tuesday.... I went to Temuka again. Called upon Myers, Mrs Glasson, Wilcox, Thompson, Tavender. Read the burial service over Dyson’s child.
5th Wednesday.... Called upon Trengrove.
6th Thursday.... Called upon Mr Slack.
7th Friday.... Called upon Grinner, Reed, Mills, Clouson.
8th Saturday.... Williams.
9th Sunday.... I held a service in St Mary’s Church 11 a.m. Present only about 10 people. Rain, At 3—15 I held service in St Saviour’s Church Temuka. Present about 60 people I administered the Holy Communion to 13 communicants. Baptized 5 babies. — Mrs Wood’s, Mrs Bill’s, Mrs Langridge’s. The Revd Mr Stack preached at night to about 50 people.
10th Monday.... I cent to the valley, called upon Mr Young.
12th Wednesday.... I went to Temuka, Called upon Meyers, Rayner, Wilcox, Pelvyn, Poppelwell, Ackroyd, Ollivier, Grieves., Lee, Wyatt. I staid down to the Church Practice.
15th Thursday.... I called upon Mr. Melllish & Slack.

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14th Friday.... Waihi Rush. I held service at Mr W. Taylor’s house. Present about 12 people.... I called upon Flatman.
15th Saturday... I performed the marriage service between Miss Gosling and A. McPherson.
16th Sunday.... I held service et Geraldine 11 a.m. Present about 40 people. In the Valley at 3, present about 14 people. Evening 6—30, St Saviour’s Temuka, present shout 60 people
17th Monday.... I called upon Norton, Meyers, Wilcox, Rayner.
18th Tuesday, (19th) Wednesday.... Preparing for removal to Captn Ware’s house. Wednesday, removed.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Getting settled in our new house. Called on Mr Tancred on Saturday, Dr Fish, Mr Hardcastle, the schoolmaster. Asked him to hold the service in absence as Mr Tancred & Dr Fish were unable.
23d Sunday.... I went to the Waihi Crossing. Held service at 11 a.m. Present about 25 people. At 3 I held a service at the Point. Present about 20 people.  At 7-o-clock I held service at Mr Wigley’s station; present about 20. 
24th Monday.... I called at Raincliff; Burgess, Aitken, Lee, Wain, Howell & Meek.
25.... I called upon Mr Acton, W. Rayner, Worthington, Gerkin, Halstead, Smith, Jackson, (Orton, on Sunday), Sounders — baptized his child; also Parr at the mill; also McIlwrith, Watkins. Attended a Church meeting in Temuka in the evening. Also called at Glasson’s, Stubbs, Thompson.
26th.... Called upon Mrs Glasson who is dying. Also Bryant’s child. Meyer, Goodeve, Orbell, Forward, Rayner, Nixon, Klee, Young, Rutland, Howard, Howard's next neighbour; also Shaw & Smith, Mrs Bishop.
27th.... I went to call upon Capn & Mrs Clogstown. Saw Mr & Mrs Slack &Mrs Melish there.
28th.... At home. Called upon Mr Tancred.

1st of March, Saturday.... I called upon Mrs Fish & Andrews about the service etc.
2d March Sunday.... I held service in St Mary’s Church Geraldine. Present about 60 people. The service was a Harvest Thanksgiving Service. I administered the Holy Communion to 11 communicants, principally ladies. At 3-o-clock I held service at St Ann's the Valley. Present about 25 people. Administered the Holy Communion to 9 communicants. Offertory L1—0—3. At 6—30 I held service at St Saviour’s Temuka. Present about 180 people. The choir was very good; chanted the Psalms & sang four hymns. Offertory L2—0—0.
Monday the 3d of March.... I attended a harvest home festival in Mr Tevender’s paddock.

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4th Tuesday.... I was at home.
5th Wednesday.... I went to Mr A. McDonald’s, also Heatley’s, Pearson.
6th Thursday.... I called upon Mr Tancred.
8th Saturday.... I called upon Dr Fish & attended a choir practice in the Church.
9th Sunday.... I held services at St Mary’s Geraldine. Present about 60 people Is the afternoon I held service in St Saviour’s Church Tanaka. Present about 30 people. I administered the Holy Communion to 9 communicants. Called upon Wilcox — found him better.
Monday.... Called upon Deanes.
11th Tuesday.... Rain; not well. Called upon Dr Fish.
12th Wednesday.... Called upon Mr Tancred. Rain.
13th Thursday.... Rain.
14th Friday.... Rain.
15th Saturday.... Rain.
16th Sunday.... I held service 11 a.m.. Geraldine. Present about 30 with children At 3—o—clock I held service in the Valley Church; present about 15 people At 6—30 I held service in the Church Temuka. Present about 40 people.
Monday 17th.... I called upon Bryant to see his little child, also Glasson, McBratney, Thompson, Hayhurst, E. Pilbrow, Wells, Ensore, Wood, Mrs Nelson, Colville, Craig, Gamock, Parke, Meddlicote, Klee.
18th Tuesday.... Called upon S. Ford, Vine.
19th Wednesday.... I called upon Mr Tripp, Slipper, McDonald, Flatman; Arranged to hold service in D. McDonald’s house on the last Sunday in the month at 6—o-clock p.m. Called upon Capn McPherson.
20th Thursday.... I went to Timaru about a cheque that was missing. Found that it was ail correct.
22nd Saturday.... I called upon Mr Ormsby, Hardcastle.
23d Sunday.... I held service at the Waihi Crossing. Present about 30 people In the afternoon at 3—o—clock I held service at the Point. Present about 15 people Staid all night at Mr Howell’s.
24th Monday... I called upon Mr Acton, J. Pilbrow, Hullen, Vincent, Walker, Talbot, Benbow, W. Smith, Hay.
25th Tuesday.... Attended s meeting in Geraldine. S. Ford,
26th Wednesday.... I went to Temuka. Called upon Thompson.
27th Thursday.... At  home. Not well.

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28th Friday.,.. Not well. Called to see Trengrove who had an accident.
29th Saturday.... I went up to Mount Peel. Present about 15 people. At 3 I held service at Scotsburn; present about 30 people. Before leaving Mount Peel I called upon Irving, Clough, McLeod. I administered the Holy Communion to 6 communicants. At 6 o—clock in the evening I held service in Donald McDonald’s house in the Waihi Flat. Present only about 9 people (it was very dark) I staid the night at Mr Tripp’s.
Monday 3lst March.... I called upon Slipper, Rev. L. Brown, Scott, Thompson, Yankee Sam, Handcock, Baa, Pearson, Weavers, Smith, Mrs Irving.

Tuesday 1st Apr... I called to see Sampson (?), Trengrove, Grimmer Deane, Calagher.
Wednesday.... I called to see (        blank )
Thursday.... I went to Temuka. Called to Bryant’s child; Trengrove in the evening, Eagle, Kelland, Potts.
Friday 4th,... At home.
5 Saturday.... I called at Dr Fishe’s.
6 Sunday.... I held service at Geraldine in the morning 11 a.m. Present about 70 people. Holy Communion. I held service in the Valley 3—o—clock, Present about 15 people. At 6—30. I held service in St Saviour’s Temuka. Present about 60 people. At Mr Thompson’s for the night.
7th Monday.... I called to see Bryant’s baby — found it no better. I called to see Mrs Forward, Dr Rayner (who was ill), Rutland, Tavender (who was ill), Chapman, Mr Craig —  I baptized his daughter (Sara Margaret)
8 Tuesday.... At home.
9th Wednesday.... I called upon Parker, Gladstone, Dunn, Parke, Craig, H. Brown, Bill, Bishop.
10th Thursday.... Called upon Sampson. Ford, Peake. (?)
11th Friday Good... I held service in the Church Geraldine 3 p.m. Present about 50 people In the morning I held service at St Saviour’s Temuka. Present about 40 people
12 Saturday.... Assisted is the decoration of Geraldine Church for Easter Sunday.
13th Sunday.... I buried on the 13th Taylor’s little boy who died from a fall on his head.
Easter Sunday. I held service at11a.m. Geraldine Church; present about 60 people. Offertory £13—7—7. Communicants 16.  At 3—o—clock I held service at St Saviour’s Church Temuka. Present about 50 people. Offertory £3—5—9. Communicants 17.
14th Monday.... I went to Mount Peel.
15th Tuesday... I baptized Mr Acland’s baby Emily Rosa Dyke Acland.

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Returned home. Called upon Mr Prior & Mine Tancred, also Mr Tripp & Flatman.
16th Wednesday.... I went to the Waihi Crossing. Called upon Mrs Taylor, Klee, Howard.
17th Thursday.... At home.
18th Friday.... Mr Tancred.
19th Saturday.... I went to Temuka to marry Arthur Dyson. Called upon Mr Thompson, Rayner.
20th.... I held service in St. Mary's Church Geraldine. Present about 60 people. At 3 I held service in St Ann’s the Valley; present about 12 people. At 6—30 p.m. I held service in St Saviour’s Church Temuka. Present about 65 people. It was on the occasion of the death of W.H. Wilcox, whose loss I and all who knew him, greatly felt. Called to see Mr H.....d (?) who was leaving the district for England.
21st Monday.... I called upon Glasson, Mrs McBratney, Massey, Wadsworth, Franks, Taylor, Bishop, Wadsworth (Orari), Mr W. McDonald, Mr Inwood. Also in the evening I attended the annual Easter Meeting to elect Church Officers.
22nd Tuesday.... I went to Temuka.. Called upon old Mr Inwood at the new mill Waihi Crossing. At 7 o-clock I attended the Annual Easter Meeting to elect Church Officers. Present about 20 people; a very satisfactory meeting.
23d.... I called upon Hawke.
24th Thursday.... I attended the practice at the Church.
25th Friday.... I called upon Dr Fish, Shires.
26th Saturday.... I married H.T.S. Pratt to Mary Ann Trengrove.
27th Sunday.... Very wet & stormy. Not well.
28th Monday..., Mot well,
29th Tuesday.... Not well. Unable to leave the house.
30 Wednesday.... Not well. Bronchitis.

1st May, Thursday.... Not well.
2 May Friday.... Not well.
3d May Saturday.... I called upon Hardcastle, Perry, Masling. [sic Maslin]
4th May Sunday.... Not well. At hone. Did not hold service.
5th May Monday.... At home; not well.
7th Wednesday, 8th Thursday, 9th Friday.... Not well. Hooping cough.
Sunday the 11th May.... I held service in St Mary's Church Geraldine. Present about 30 people. In the afternoon I found I was

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not able to go to Temuka, not being well with hooping cough.
12 Monday.... I went to Temuka. Called upon Thompson, Stubbs, Rayner, Dr Rayner, Klee, Mrs Bishop.
13th.... The Bishop at my house. Called upon Mr Slack.
14 Wednesday.... Called upon Mrs Young who in ill, having had a cancer cut out by Dr Fish.
15 Thursday.... Called upon Capn Clogstown, Hardcastle, Mrs Young the Valley.
16th Friday.... Not well.
18 Sunday.... The bishop preached at Geraldine. About 100 people present, 20 communicants. In the afternoon the Bishop preached in St Saviour's Church Temuka. Present about 150 people
19th Monday.... Called upon Dr Fish,
20th Tuesday.... Called upon Kelland, Roberts, Klee, McIntosh, Gosling.
21 Wednesday.... Attended Howard’s marriage.
22 Thursday.... Called upon McKenzie. Attended a meeting on account of S. Ford,
23rd Friday.... I went to the McKenzie country by the Point. Called at Sharp’s, also Talbot’s — saw a sick man there. Called at Walker’s, also Vincent’s; also the schoolmaster at the Point (Mr Op...?). Staid all night at Howell’s.
24th Saturday.... I called upon Gould, Hammond. Got to Mr Kimbell’s.
25th Sunday.... I held service in St Patrick’s Church in the Pass. Present about 30 people. Administered the Holy Communion to 5 communicants. Baptized a child also. In the evening I held a service in Mr Kimbell’s house. Present 8 or 9.

Watercolour, "Looking down Burkes Pass" by Rev. James Preston. Canterbury Museum


Watercolour, "Burkes Pass" by Rev. James Preston. Canterbury Museum

26th Monday.... I returned homes. Called at Raincliff station; also Burgess who had lost a little boy. Called at Mr Wigley’s. Staid the night there. Held a service in the house
27 Tuesday.... I called upon Kelland, Tagg, Wells, Speechley. Arrived home about 2-3p.m.
28 Wednesday.... Wet weather.
29th Thursday..... I went to Temuka. Called upon Klee, McIntosh, Thompson, Rayner, Dr Rayner, Stubbs — saw Stubbs about Mr Thompson’s testimonial. Called upon Storey, Pratt. Saw Muter the Maoriey minister.
30th Friday..,. I went to the Orari. Called to see Mr W. McDonald, Mr Barker, Wadsworth,
31 Saturday.... Muter the Maori clergyman came. Took his to see the Church. H....... (?)

1st June Sunday.... I held service in the Valley Church 3 pm. Present only about 8 people. In the morning I held service in Geraldine Church. Present about 50 people. In the evening

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6—30, I held service in St Saviour’s Church Temuka. Present about 40 people. Muter brought about 10 Maories with him to Church.
Monday 2nd.... I called upon Bryant to see his baby — it in getting better. Went over to the Maori Pah to see George Muter. Looked into their new building etc, Called upon Mrs Pratt, Meyers. I returned home.
3d June Tuesday .... I went to Temuka again. Called upon Mrs Bishop who is very ill, consumption. Also Klee whose baby is ill. Also Mrs Smith, also Mrs Young, Mr McIntosh, Shaw whose baby died in the night. SawMrs Clark & Mrs McIntosh there. Called in Temuka on Mr . utland  (?). Staid the night with Mr Meyer.
4 June Wednesday.... I called upon Wyatt, Lee, Leach, Greaves, Popplewell, Ackroyd, Olliver, Goodeve (baptized his baby), the manager of the Banh station (Orbell), Bradford, Seelee, Langridge, Holloway. (Mcintosh).
5th Thursday.... At home.
6th Friday.... I went to Peel Forest. Called upon Sir Thomas Tancred, Griffin, Sowerby, Mr Tripp.
7th Saturday.... Started from Mr Tripp’s. Called upon D. McDonald, Petrie (?), Flatman, Stonehouse, S. Taylor, R. Taylor.
8th Sunday.... I held service in Geraldine Church at 11 a.m. Present about 35 people.  At 3—15 1 held service in St Saviour's Church Temuka. Present about 35 people. I administered the Holy Communion to 5 communicants.
10th Tuesday.... I went to call upon A. McDonald, Weavers, M. Heetley, J.(?)  Heetley, Pearson, Capn McPherson.
11 Wednesday..... I called upon Hardcastle, Merideth, S. Ford, Neil. Baptized Neil's bay. Called also upon Hughes, Grimmer.
12 Thursday.... I went to Temuka. Called upon Thompson, Batterby, Meyer, Leech, Franks, Cliff, Shaw.
13 Friday.... I went to the Waihi Bush to the School opening. Called upon Mrs A. McDonald.
14 Saturday.... At home.
l5th Sunday.... I held service in the Church Geraldine. Present about 50 people. At 3 I held service in the Valley Church. Owing to a small congregation I did not preach a sermon. At 6—30 I held service in the Church Temuka. Present about 60 people...Staid the night at Rutland’s.
16 Monday.... I called upon Stubbs, Rayner, Bryant, Walker, Vincent, Talbot, Moor, Klee, Parke — baptized his twins. Also I called upon Mr Craig, Milford.
17 Tuesday... I called upon Howard,  Shiree. Buried Quade's baby.
10th Wednesday.... At home.
19th Thursday.... I went to Temuka. Called upon McIntosh, Waihi

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Crossing; McKenzie, Storey.
20th Friday.... I went to the Kakahu. Called upon Boutcher Gapes, Speechley, Patrick — paid him 8/—. ,
Saturday.... Rain. At home.
22d Sunday.... Rain, Old not hold service at the Point.
23d Monday.... At Temuka. Called upon Stubbs. Presented a testimonial to Mr Thompson upon his leaving the district, a purse 27 pounds, a testimonial on parchment illuminated & in a frame.
Also the children presented him with a church service and a purse cntg 5 pounds.
24 June.... I started from home to go to Talbot’s. Baptized Talbot’schild. Also saw man who was ill.  Called upon Vincent about services. Saw Walker. Called upon Sharp, Stubbs. Got home 10 p.m.
25 Wednesday... At home.
28th Saturday.... I went to Mount Peel. Called in at Scotstown (sic), also Peel Forest, Clough.
29th Sunday.... Held service Mount Peel......Present about 16 people. Holy Communion 7. Scotstown, present about 35.  Orari Gorge Station, same sermon. Present about 12 people.
30th Monday,... I called upon Mr Brown, Flatman, Scott, Handcock, McKenzie, Quade.

July 1st, Tuesday.... I drove Mrs Tripp & my wife over to Peel Forest.
July 2nd Wednesday.... I called upon Flatman, Ferie, Trengrove, Wood, R. Taylor, S. Taylor, Sam, Thompson, Rae, Slipper, Pearson.
July 3d, Thursday,... I went to Geraldine. Called upon Mrs Deane, Mrs McKenzie, Mrs Read, Mitchell, Clougstown.
July 4th Friday.... In the garden.
5th Saturday.... I went & called upon Capn McPherson, Weavers, Mr A. McDonald, Mr Tancred.
July 6th Sunday.... Service Geraldine 11 a.m. Holy Communion, 7 communicants present. Temuka 3—15. People present about 65. Temuka again 6-50. Present about 60 people.
July 7th Monday.... I called upon J. Smith, Benbow, Palmer, Hughes, Rutland, Franks, Mrs Bishop, Waihi Crossing. Baptized Palmer's baby.
July 8th Tuesday.... Rain.
July 9th Wednesday.... I called upon Mrs Trengrove.
July 10th Thursday.... I called upon Mrs John Deane, Mrs Whittaker,  S. Ford, Vesey, Smith, Gabey, Berry, Perry.
July l2th Saturday.... Mr Tranced's.
July 15th Sunday.... I held a service at Geraldine 11 a.m..Present about 40 people. Temuka 3-p.m., Holy Communion, 7 communicants..

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60 about, at the service. 6—30 . about 55 people present.
July 14th Monday.... I called upon Hullen junr, Hullen senior, Pierce, Thomas, Vincent, Young, Olliver, Ackroyd, Meyers, Leech.
July 15th Tuesday.... I called upon Stubbs, H. Brown, Rayner, Tavender, Mr C. Gosling, Forward, Barett, Chapman, (Whitehead.......?), Gosling, Bill, Mrs Bishop, Klee.
16 Wednesday.... At home.
17th Thursday.... I called upon Dr Fish, Shires, Hardcastle, Williams, Deane, McKenzie, Reed, Mills, Grimmer. Evening 5—o—clock, held a Church meeting to the Church.
18th Friday.... I went to see Mrs Bishop, Waihi Crossing; found her very  ill. Administered the Holy Communion to her. It was a very stormy day, sou-wester.
19th Saturday.... At home.
20th Sunday.... I held service Geraldine 11 a.m. Present about 50 people. It the Waihi Crossing schoolhouse 3, present about 30. At 6—30 I held service at Temuka; present about 60 people.
21 Monday....  I called upon Pelvyn, Radford, Erwood, Pilbrow, Brakewell, Kohn, Wood, Pardew, Ensore, Colville, Craig.
22nd Tuesday.... At home..
23rd Wednesday.... I called upon Mr Slack.
24th Thursday.... I went to the Waihi Crossing. Called to see Mrs Bishop who is sinking. Also I called upon Inwood, Clarke, Klee, Mr Roberts, Kelland, Lewis, Hawke.
25th Friday.... At home.
26th Saturday.... Went to a meeting Geraldine about S. Ford’s house. Also called upon Mr Tancred, S. Ford.
27th Sunday.... I held service at the Waihi Crossing; present about 30 people. Called to see Mrs Bishop. At 3 I held service at the Point;  present abt 40 people.
28th Monday.... I called upon Acton, Pilbrow, Collett, French, Kee Rayner, Meek, Worthington, Opie, McIllwrick, Smith, Jackson, also old publican Girkin.
29th.... I called upon Orton, Klee, Parr, Parkinson, Stubbs, Mrs Bishop, Binley, Rutland.
30th.... At home.
31st Thursday.... I called upon Callagher, Mrs Bishop.

1st. of Aug. Friday .... I started for Burkes Pass. Called upon Bell, Bradley, Aitken, Warn, Lee, Wigley.

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2d of August Saturday.... I called upon Bellington, Hamilton, Kimbell.
3d of August Sunday.... I held service in the Church Burkes Pass. Called upon Burgess. Went on to Sawdon, Mr Newton.......... 6 communicants.
4th August Monday.... I called upon Smith. Saw his old partner Saunders. Also I called upon 4 people in the Pass. Staid the night at Kimbell’s.
5th August Tuesday.... I called upon Melville Gray, Hamilton, Mr McFarlane. Service, ............
6th August Wednesday.... I called upon Rutherford, Spenser, McAllister. I held service at Spenser’s.
7th August Thursday.... I called upon Brittin at a hut near Mr Wigley’s. Also Meek & Howell.
8th August Friday.... I called upon Shepperd, Young, Walker, Talbot, Moor, Wright, Sharp, Wilcox.
9th Saturday.... At home. Palmer’s — Bees.
10th Sunday.... I held service at Geraldine; present about 50 people........... At 3—15 I held service Temuka....... Present about 65 people. Holy Communion; present only 6. At 6—30 I held service at Temuka again........... rain & very cold. Only about 20 present. I staid all night with Mr Meyer.
11 Monday.... I called upon Mrs Rayner, Mrs Stubbs, Mrs Hunt, Hawke.
12th Tuesday.,.. At home. Not well.
13th Wednesday.... Not well.
14 Thursday.... I called upon Gabey.
15th Friday.... I went to Temuka. Called upon Dr Rayner, Guy, Lewis.
16th Saturday.... At home.
17th Sunday.... I held service at Geraldine 11 a.m. Present about 60 people. ... At 3 p.m. Waihi Crossing, present about 26
people . At 6—30 I held service in Temuka. Present about 65 people.
18th Monday. I called upon Stubbs, Rayner, Pratt, Guy, Rutland. Baptized Mrs Rayner's & Mrs Stubb's baby.
19th Tuesday I was at home.
20th Wednesday I called upon Barker, Gladstone, C. Gosling, Dunn, Wadsworth, Grimmer, S. Ford. Wrote to Massey in connexion with a report about S. Ford.
21st. Thursday. At home, Not very well. Hooping cough.

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24th Sunday.... I held service at Waihi Crossing Schoolhouse. Present about 35 At 3 p.m. I held service at the
Point present shout 40 people. Baptized Worthington’s baby.
25th Monday.... I married L. Leech to Miss Boyle. Also baptized Ferguson’s baby.
26th Tuesday.... Rain. Lost a young heifer calving.
27th Wednesday.... Rain. Rain.
28th Thursday.... I called upon Williams, McKenzie.
29th Friday.... I went to the Waihi Bush intending to go by Mr Tripp’s to Mount Peel. I called upon Mr Pearson, Heetley. I
saw Mrs McDonald & Mrss McPherson. I called upon Slipper in connexion with the Sunday school & service in the schoolhouse
Waihi Bush. I called upon Flatman, S. Taylor, Wood, Weavers. Staid the night at Mr Tripp’s.
Saturday the 30th.... I returned again to Geraldine owing to the Orari being very high. Called again upon Flatmen, Faris, Stonehouse, Samuel Thompson, Shepherd, Leech, McKenzie, A. McDonald.
Sunday the 31st.... I held service in the Church at Gereldine at 11 a.m. Present about 30 people. In the afternoon I held service at the Waihi Bush. Present about 40 people. .... Gave notice of Sir Thomas Tancred’s & Flatman’s appointment as Lay Readers in the Schoolhouse (also Sunday school), & collection monthly in aid of Sunday school.

Sepr 3rd Wednesday.... I went to Temuka. Called upon Rayner, Popplewell, Wyatt, Ackroyd, Olliver.
4th Thursday.... I called upon Mr Slack, Mr Young the Valley, Shires.
5th Friday.... At home. Not very well.
6th Saturday.... At home.
7th Sunday.... I held service 11 a.m. Geraldine 3—15, Temuka also 6—30
8th Monday.... I called upon Whitehead, Stubbs, Roberts, Hawks, Leech.
9 Tuesday.... Rain.
10th Wednesday.... Snow rein, hail etc.
11 Thursday.... Ill.
17 Friday.... Ill.
13 Saturday.... Do.
14 Unable to hold any service.
15 Unable to do any work.

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16th.... Do.
17th.... Do. Not well.
18th.... Do. Not well.
19th Friday.... Not well. Called to see old Merideth. Found him dying.
20 Saturday.... Called upon Mrs Grimmer, McKenzie.
21 Sunday I held service at Geraldine 11 a.m. present abt 30 people. At 3 p.m. I held service in the Valley; present
about 9 people.
22nd Monday.... I went to Temuka. Called upon Stubbs, Dr Rayner, Cliff, Mrs Young. Gave the 2 Miss Youngs some books on confirmation.
23d Tuesday.... At home.
24th Wednesday.... I went to the Waihi Bush. Called upon S. Taylor, S. Taylor (sic), Wood, Deane, Weavers, McKenzie who lost her little girl, Stonehouse, Slipper, Faris, Handcock, Scott who lost a child in the river, the Browns. Wrote to Mrs Trevor, Mrs Brown’s sister in England, about the condition of the Browns. Called upon Trengrove’s father & mother, also Bird.
25th Thursday.... Geraldine races. Did not leave home as all the people would be at them. Also the same on the
26th Friday... I went to call upon Mr Ormsby; also Mr Speechley.
27th Saturday At home.
28th Sunday.... I went to the Point. Held service at the Waihi Crossing 11 a.m. Present about 40 people At 3 I held service at the Point. Called upon Orton Present about 45 people. Staid at Acton’s. Baptized Pilbrow’s baby.
29th Monday.... I called upon Halstead, Smith — gave Smith’s daughter some books on confirmation. Called upon Klee, Tatam, Cartwright, Botherway, Jones, Saunders. Baptized Cartwright’s baby. Called upon Norton — baptized his baby. Staid the night with Orbell.
30th Thursday.... I called at Bryant’s, Rogers Franks', Pilbrow E., Brakewell, Kohn, Nelson, Wood, Ensore, Craig, Brown H., Bill.

Thursday 2nd (October).... In the town of Geraldine, called upon Vine (?), Mills, Williaus, Grimmer.
Friday 3rd.... I went up to Four Peaks Station. Called at Hardcastle’s, Capn Clogstown,
Saturday 4th.... At home.
Sunday 5th.... I held service in the Church Geraldine 11 a.m.  Holy Communion, 16 communicants. Present about 50 people.
Waihi Crossing 3—30. Temuka 6—30.  At the Waihi Crossing about 30 people present; at Temuka about 60.

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Tuesday 7th ....  I went to Temuka. Called upon Rutland. Held a vestry meeting. Arranged the services during the summer
months at the following hours viz. 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday 8th.... I called upon Rayner, Bryant, Stubbs, Radford, Tavender, Klee, Smith, Bishop, Lester, Taylor, Mr Barkley.
Thursday 9th At home. Called upon Mills, Grimmer, S. Ford, McKenzie. Put up notices on the Church etc for a public meeting to elect a sexton in the place of Williams who resigns his office on the l1st of Novbr 1873.
Sunday 12th October.... I held service at Geraldine 11 a.m  Present about 50 people. Holy Communion administered (11 communicants). At Temuka 3—15, present about 60 people. Evening, I held service in the Church Temuka again at 6—30 p.m. Present about 50, principally men
13th Monday.... At home.
14th Tuesday.... I want into Geraldine. Called upon a few people.
15th Wednesday.... I went to Temuka. Called upon Rayner, Vincent about the services, Walker, Talbot, also Moor who lives with Talbot, Sharp. Saw also Boucher.
16th Thursday.... I called upon Mr J. Deane in the Bush.
17th Friday.... Funeral, Dale’s child. Called to see Deane.
18th Saturday.... I went to the Kakahu. Baptized the child of W. Wells. Called upon Toomey, Shires.
19th Sunday.... I held service at Geraldine 11 a.m. Present about 35 people At 3 I held service in the Valley; present about 10 people At 6—30 I held service at St Saviours Church Temuka; present about 45 people I came back home again the same night.
20th Monday.... I called upon Hardcastle, Mills. Held s Vestry meeting in the vestry of St Mary’s Church to elect s sexton in the place of Mr Williams who resigns his office in Novr. Elected W. Andrews to look after the Church and grounds & attend marriages & funerals. Salary £15 for the Church work & 2/6 extra for every marriage & funeral during the year.
21 Tuesday.... Called to see Deane; at Dr Fishe’s, Mrs Peckham, Mrs Dale, all of whom were ill in bed. Also called to see Pizzey & Huffy.
22d Wednesday.... I called upon Mr A. McDonald, Mr W. McDonald,
23d Thursday.... I went to see Mrs Peckhem who wee very ill. Went afterwards to Temuka. Saw Dr Rayner who was also very ill with inflammation of the lungs. Called upon Rogers to see his child, also A. Dyson and Dyson with (? many) sick children. Baptized the children of A. Dyson and Rogers, as they were not well. Found Mrs Packham dead on my return from Temuka.
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26th Sunday.... I read the burial service over Mrs Peckham — a large funeral. Also had a short sermon in the Church. Afterwards I held a service at the Waihi Crossing; present about 30. At 3—30 I held service at the Point; present abt 45 people, Came back the same night.
27th  Monday... All the children ill.
28th Tuesday.... Arthur very ill.
29th Wednesday.... Not very well. Arthur & May ill.
30th Thursday.... I went to Temuka. Called upon McIntosh, Waihi Crossing, whose child was very ill. Also upon Mrs Leech, Mrs Stubbs, Mrs Rayner, Dr Rayner who is getting a little better from him severs illness; Massey, Merrideth, Dsmsth, Mrs Parks.
31st Friday.... At home, I went to see Deane.

Novbr 1st.... At home, Saturday.
2nd Novbr Sunday.... I held service at Geraldine 11 a,m. Present about 50 people. My text was from St Luke vil, 11,12,13, on the occasion of Mrs Packham’s funeral. Holy Communion, present 13. At the Waihi Crossing, 3—30 present about 30 people. At Temuka at 6-30, present about 80 people
3d Monday.... I called upon Dr Rayner. Found him much better.
4th Tuesday.... I called upon Mrs & Capn McPherson, also upon Mrs A. McDonald, the Kirbys.
5th Wednesday.... I went to Temuka. Called on my way on Mrs Leach, Waihi. Also upon A. McPherson who was very ill. Also upon Furgison. Attended a meeting to present S. Rutland with a testimonial (a gold Albert chain & gold pencil). Called upon Mr Rayner & Dr Rayner.
6th Thursday.... I started for the McKenzie country. Did not get further than Mr Wigley’s the first night. Called on my way at Mr Slack’s, Boucher, Gapes. Rode about 18 miles.
7th Friday..,. I called upon Goold, Burgess, Brittin, McAllister, McFarlan — Alberry, Spencer. I held service at Mr Wigley’s I held service at Mr Spencer’s I rode about 20 miles.
8th Saturday.... I called upon Rutherford; went the back way to the Pass. Called upon Mr Smith, Rollesby; Burgess the Pass; Linten blacksmith; Freme the store; the publican. Went on to Mr Kimbell’s station; staid all night.
9th Sunday.,.. I held service in Burkes Pass Church; present about 25 Holy Communion; present only 4. Day unfavoursble. Sunday evening I went to stay with Mr Smith, Rollesby. Held a short service.
10th Monday.... I left Rollesby and went over the Pass. Called upon Tindel. Got as far as Holdon (sic). Staid the night there. Held service.

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11 Tuesday.... I crossed the river and got as far as Simons Pass, — (Brown’s). Went to see the Pukaki Lake. Much pleased with
the view of Mt Cook. Held service in the evening.
12th Wednesday.... I went as far as the Ferry (Lake Tekapo). Called upon Mr Saunders, the people at the Ferry. Crossed the Ferry & reached Sawdon in the evening. J held a service. 
13th Thursday.... I called in at the Inn in the Pass, at Mr Grey’s (Ashwick); Mr Kimbell’s. Staid all night at Mr Grey’s.
14th Friday.... I called in at Hamilton’s at Raincliff. Staid the night at Mr Wigley’s.
15th Saturday... .Rain. I called in at Lieahman’s hutt. Had along talk with some men there. Called also upon Bell, Ormsby and Speechley. Reached home about 5—o—dock.
16th Sunday.... Rain. I held service at Geraldine 11 a.m. Small congregation. In the afternoon I went to the Valley. Owing to the weather no one there. At 6—30 I held service at Temuka. Present about 50 Returned home the same night.
From Wednesday 5th to Sunday to 16th I rode about 230 miles. Held in all 10 services.
17th Monday.... At home. Attended A. McPherson’s funeral.
18th Tuesday At home. My own family ill.
19 Wednesday.... Mrs Preston ill.
20th Thursday.... I went to Temuka. Called upon Gosling, Mrs A.McPherson after her husband’s death, Mrs McKenzie, Mrs Chapman —
found the family getting better; Hawke; also W. Hawke.
2lst Friday.... I called upon Mrs Fish & Capn McPherson and A. McDonald.
22 Saturday.... My own family getting much better.
23d Sunday.... I held service at Temuka (morning); present about 30 people Holy Communion; present only 5. At three o’clock held service at the Point. Present about 50 people. At 8 o’clock I held service at Raincliff station; present about 27 people. I rode about 35 miles.
24th Monday.... I called at Mr Wigley’s station; at Aitken’s, Frazer’s, Warn’s, Collet’s, Key’s, French, Nixon, Sharp, Walker, Wilcox.
Tues 25th.... At home.
26th Wednesday.... I went to Temuka. Called upon Bryant, Cuff. Went to the Oran — Wadsworth’s, to see Charles Walter Langston
who gave me a cheque which the Banker would not cash — in payment for marriage fees. Could make nothing out of him us he persisted in saying the cheque was all correct.
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28th Friday.... I went to the Waihi Bush. Called upon Leech, Smith, Pearson, Slipper, Sam, Thompson, Scott, Handcock. Staid
the night with Mr Tripp.
29th Saturday... I called upon Sowerby, Griffin, Henney, Rae (as in diary) from home, Irving, Sir Thomas Tancred, Wooding, Salt.
Staid the night with Mr Acland,
30th Sunday.... I held a service at Mount Peel Administered the Holy Communion; present 4 communicants. At 3—30 I held service at Scotsburn; present about 40 people. Administered the Holy Communion again to 4 communicants. At 7 p.m. I held service at the school house Waihi Bush. Present about 40 people Returned home. I rode in all,. about 30 miles. Held 3 services and administered the Holy Communion twice. I was very tired when I reached home.

1st of Decr,... At home.
2nd Tuesday.... At home. Called at Mr Tancred’s,
3d Wednesday.... I went to see Sam, Thompson who was ill — found him better. Called upon Faris, Slipper, Handcock, R. Taylor, S. Taylor, Wood, Walker, Deane, Stonehouse, McKenzie, Flatman, Weavers. Baptized Weavers’ child. Called also upon Mont. Heetley & Mrs Heetley, Mrs Pearson, Smith, Irving, Leach,
Thursday.... Called on some people in Geraldine.
7th Sunday... I held service in the Church Geraldine. Present about 50 people administered the Holy Communion to 12 communicants. At 3—30 I held service st the Waihi Crossing. Present about 30 people. At 6—30 I held service at Temuka; present about 40 people.
8th Monday.... I called at Mr Â. McDonald’s, Bird’s (Bud’s), Goold’s.
9 Tuesday.... At home.
10 Wednesday.... At home.
11th Thursday... I called upon Dean, Grimmer, Hills, McKenzie, Furgison, Mitchell, Williams, Clouson.
12th Friday..., I called upon Smith (the Bays), Smith (opposite), Keland, Eagle, Moor. Baptized Moor’s baby.
13th Saturday,.., Got my horse shod. Called to see Callagher.
14th Sunday..., I held service at Geraldine 11 a.m. Present about 45 people At 6—30 p.m. I held service at Temuka; present about 50 people.
17th Wednesday..... I sent to call upon Mr Slack. Baptized his baby. All the family ill.
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21st Sunday.... I held service at Geraldine; present about 40 people. 3, I held service in the Valley — present about 10 people. At 6—30 p.m. Mr Stack held a service at Temuka. Present about 60 people. Staid the night at Mr (?Rutland’s).
22nd Monday.... I went to the Maori Pah with Mr Stack. Sat with him in the Maori Council Chamber for about an hour, then after called upon Mr Meyer, Gentlemun, McIntires, Wells, Tomey.
23d Tuesday.... At home.
24th Wednesday.... Ill; sick; headache.
25th Thursday.... Xmas Day. I held service in the Church at Geraldine. Present about 60 people. 18 attended Holy Communion
26th Friday.... Boxing Day. I went to Temuka. Called upon Kelland & Eagle. Attended entertainment for the Church organ fund.
27th Saturday.... At home.
28th Sunday.... I held service at Temuka 11 a.m. Present about 40 people. Administered the Holy Communion to about 11 people. Ought to have read the funeral service over old Nelson who died suddenly at Young’s, Waihi Crossing, but the(y) came too late. I got Mr Stubbs to read the service. At 3—30 I held service at the Point school house; present about 40 people.... At 6—30 I held service at Kee’s house; present abt. 12 people. At 8 p.m. I held service at Mr Wigley’s station. Present Mr Studholme's about 10 people. I held 4 full services & administered the Holy Communion once.
29th Monday.... I called upon Mr Howell & Meek, Worthington, McIlwrick, Orton, Klee. Baptized Klee’s baby. Called at the old publican’s house. Called also upon Moor at Talbot’s.
30th.... At home. Called upon Wells, Tomey. Left some books for Tomey’s sons - confirmation.
31st Wednesday.... I went to Temuka. Called upon Eagle. Baptized his daughter. Read the funeral for Miss Parr. Called at Stubbs, Marshall. Baptized Marshall's baby. Called upon Scott near Point, also upon Brosnahn for a servant girl.

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