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Topic: Diary of George Leslie Adkin, March 1913

Is part of topic Diaries of George Leslie Adkin for 1913

The beginning of March sees Leslie Adkin on holiday in Taupo, visiting the Geyser Valley in Wairakei. On the 4th of March he returns to his father’s property Cheslyn Rise, near Levin, and for the rest of the month is busy with farming activities. Dipping occupies much of his time, although other work includes fencing, mustering, drafting, drenching, dagging, threshing, and selling and buying stock. Leslie works with a farm labourer named Jim, his younger brother Gil (Gilbert), and his father.

Leslie continues to court his ‘darling’ Maud Herd, and visits her at her family’s home in Bruce Road, Levin. This month the two share their first kiss, and Leslie describes it as an ‘amazing wonderful thing’ that she should love him. The sweethearts attend a concert at Otaki.

In his spare time Leslie reads novels, attends parties, and indulges his love of photography. This month he develops 82 photographs from glass-plate negatives exposed on his Napier-Taupo trip, and is generally pleased with the results.

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