Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette , 16 April 1941, Page 4
A gathering of friends and relatives n,efc oil Monday evening, April 7th, to give a surprize party to Mr Albert Parkes at Snell's Bench on the occasion of his 21i fc birthday. Mr J. Goodall led with a few competitions and games and all enjoyed a pleasant evening. After supper the birthday cake was cufc and passed round and Mr Darcy Pepperell proposed the toast of the guest of the evening who made suitable response. The singing of "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" and "Auld Lang Syne" brought a pleasant evening to a close.