Saturday, 12th day (14 April 1917)

Last night the Maori Officer gave us a magic lantern entertainment, showing numerous views of Rotorua, and its environs.  The views were not uninteresting; but his naive and skillful running commentary was well worth hearing.  Though an educated man, he is, like most Maoris, a big boy.  He claims descent from Hinemoa and Tutanekai, whose story he told in extenso.  (Later)  Heavy rain has fallen and the thermometer is only 6 degrees above freezing point.  Made a pair of mittens by cutting off the fingers of old woollen gloves I had for mountaineering.

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