The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 84
This Union was formed by Mrs. Leavett on the 4th February, 1885, and is in a very satisfactory and encouraging position.
Work is being done in nearly all the departments mentioned in the Constitution.
The prisoners are being visited in their cells, and cared for on their release.
Auckland was the first to take up the barmaid question. Upwards of 13,000 signatures were obtained to the petition.
Two thousand votes were obtained in a fortnight, through our efforts, for prohibiting the selling of strong drink to children under sixteen years.
There are 600 temperance pamphlets being circulated, which will, when necessary, be replaced by fresh ones.
Six hundred and thirty leaflets and tracts have also been distributed. Ten of the members subscribe to the Union Signal. One hundred and two copies of the Leader are distributed weekly. The members are working hard in view of the coming licensing election. There are one hundred and sixty-five working and eighteen honorary members.