George Leslie Adkin (1888–1964) was een Nieuw-Zeelandse boer, etnoloog, geoloog, archeoloog en fotograaf. Zijn dagboek (met foto's) voor 1913 staat online bij National Museum of New Zealand.
Tues. Nov. 12
Showery day. Rode up to Sonoma - shepherded ewes & lambs on 100ac, top and Leighton
p. Saw 39 of the 44 steers on Mill p. 3 have
got into Kay's & 2 missing. While rain lasted rolled up wire & cables of old fence
& floodgate across Makahika below Ram p.
Pulled foxgloves on "burm" in SE corner of
Leighton p. (1 1/4 hrs) Moved 31 steers from
Mill to 100ac. p. making 32 there; also 2
others in top p. On reaching home found
that the Germans had signed the armistice
& that hostilities had ceased on the 11th.
Wed. Nov. 13.
Peace celebrations & a lovely fine day for
the rejoicings. Drove down to Levin about
10am. Town full of people & a large
number in fancy dress.
Photos (1/4 pl)
(1) Clif (Mephistopheles), Viv (Lady) & Miss Kingston
(old fashioned swell), all on horseback on the
way down to Levin
(2) Riri Nicholson, the leader
of the procession, in Maori costume
(3) John Bull
(Mr. Vickers) & girls with decorated bicycles
(Mr. Noble) & Maori (Mr. Proctor)
(5) head of pro-
cession from balcony Grand Hotel
- girls in fancy dress
(7) Procession - motor cars The procession finished at the recreation ground
& a good many poeple picniced there.
Photos (8 & 9) Maori group & car got up as a Maori
(10) Funeral view of crowd. Later
in afternoon the Chelsyn Rise party re turned with Gertie and Nancy in fancy dress.
Photos (11) Indian Maiden (Gertie) & Belgian
12 Girl's race including Gertie
(13) Group - Nancy, Gertie & Miss Goldsmith.
to tea. In evening Gertie & I drove down
with Father and others in the car to torch-
light procession & concert in Recreation Ground
but the affair was rather a "frost" [?]. On
e good item, however, was "Archibald" sung
by Mr. D. Matheson.