Minute book, Readings Committee, Puerua and Romahapa, 1880s; [?]; c1892-1919; CT...


Minute book, Readings Committee, Puerua and Romahapa, 1880s

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A book recording the opening remarks of the chairman of the Readings Committee, Jas. A Rix, at readings, lectures and entertainment held in the Puerua School and Hall, and the Romahapa Hall 1885-1890.

A Readings Committee was formed in 1885 for the purpose of bringing people together 'for entertainment and amusement' during the winter months. Initially held in the Puerua School, with proceeds to go to the cemetery trustees for the improvement of the local burial ground.

Mr Clapcott's lecture on Life Insurance. Harvest Home entertainment. Concert in aid of funds of Benevolent Institution. Concert at the opening of the new hall at Romahapa, December 28, 1886. Lecture by Mr William Waddell on "What Shall we do with our Boys". Entertainment in aid of Barnardo's Homes.

Also included in the book are records of accounts in relation to building a new house at Rothesay, Cray's house at Ravensbourne, and other records of loans, mortgages, rents, insurances and bank deposits, c1892-1919.

Charles P Hughes.
Trustees in the Estate of John Watt, blacksmith, Romahapa, 1905-1911.
Mark Morton, builder, Owaka and Clinton, 1907-1916.
Charles Latta and Matthew Latta, sawmillers, Owaka, 1907-1916.
Mr Chris William George, Ravensbourne, 1908-1915.
Mr Adam Paterson Junior, Owaka, 1909-1914.
A J Cottrell, Rothesay, (D Larnach, Ravensbourne, Agent), 1894-1896.
Commissioner of Police (Constable Higgins, Constable Griffiths, Inspector Pardy), 1897-1901.
Messrs Smith Bros., Owaka, 1909-1914.
Mr Herbert Bryant, Owaka Valley, 1911-1916.
Mr Robert Falconer, Owaka, 1914.
Henry Harold Rix, Hunt's Road, 1911-1915.
W A Booth, 1915-1918.
Mrs Rodgers [Roger?], 1915-1919.
Mr F G Cray, 1897-1899.
Arthur Harrop, 1900-1901.
Mr Halley, 1899-1901.
Mr E C George.
J B Anderson, Rothesay.
Mrs Anderson, 1915-1919.
Mr D Larnach.
Dr Stenhouse.



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Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper;
processed material, cardboard


h 180mm x w 120mm x d 20mm

Subject and Association Keywords

business, accounting. bookkeeping

Subject and Association Keywords

genealogy, personal and family names

Subject and Association Keywords

communities. classes. races, rural groups. rural sociology

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

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