Wrong date used during import into Lightroom (Mac version)

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I see there are many problems with importing a date on a file into Lightroom, but the questions and solutions (if any) relate to Windows.  However I am finding that whenever I import photos into Lightroom 5 on a MacBook the date is shown as the day before the correct date with a time of 23:00 hours.  It make it even more frustrating, when I try to overwrite the date in the metadata using a xx/xx/xx format, it ignores my entry and reverts back immediately to the wrong date.  I have tried clearing the field and entering a value, but it always reverts back to the wrong date.  Has anybody had this problem and found a solution (or even just a workaround!)
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1. Are you importing from a camera card via a card reader attached to your computer, via a USB cable attached to your camera, or from folders on your hard disk?

2. When you "try to overwrite the date in the metadata", are you using the Metadata > Edit Capture Time command, or are you entering a value into the Date Created field in the IPTC section of the Metadata panel on the right side of Library?
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I am using a card reader to import the photos, then trying to overwrite the value shown by entering a new value into the Date Created field in the IPTC section of the Metadata panel on the right side of Library.
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"I am using a card reader to import the photos"

OK.  There is a long-standing bug with capture times when you use a USB cable.  But that doesn't apply here.

"entering a new value into the Date Created field in the IPTC section"

Try using the Metadata > Edit Capture Time command.  That is the preferred way of changing capture date/times, since it will change LR's notion of capture date and ensure the capture date is written to all three metadata fields mandated by the standards.  
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I can alter the existing date (e.g. shown as 2016-06-10T23:00:00) to the exact correct one of 2016-06-11T09:24:14 using the Edit Capture Time command.  But if I then type in 11/06/2016 and press enter, it immediately reverts to 2016-06-10T23:00:00.   If I instead type in 2016/06/11 it gives an error message of "The date was not understood. Please us the format YYYY-MM-DD.  Ah! but if I type in 2016-06-11 it remembers it correctly!
If I go to Lightroom on my Windows PC and see the same photo showing 2016-06-10T23:00:00 I can overtype the field with 11/06/2016 and it changes it immediately and remembers it as 2016-06-11.  So it looks like I need to overtype the date on the Macbook in the format YYYY-MM-DD and this is the only format it will accept.
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Better to use the Edit Capture Time command.  Otherwise, editing the IPTC Date Created will change just that field, not LR's notion of capture time and not EXIF:DateTimeOriginal and XMP:DateCreated, which is what most other applications will use for capture time.