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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]



The Hawke's Bay Club is situated at the corner of the Marine Parade and Browning Street. The Club is a residential one, and the present handsome building was erected in 1906. Sir William Russell, Messrs R. D. D. McLean, J. H. Coleman, T. Tanner, and J. N. Williams are the trustees, and Mr. R. B. Mathias is honorary secretary and treasurer.

The Napier Club occupies new and commodious premises in Herschel Street. The building is of two storeys, in brick, and was erected in 1906. The club has a membership of over 100. There is an entrance fee of five guineas, and the annual subscription is five guineas for town members, and three guineas for country members. The officers are: Messrs C. B. Hoadley (president), D. A. Baxter (vice-president), C. J. Nantes (honorary secretary and treasurer).

Napier Working Men's Club . This club occupies a large site fronting Emerson Street, and extending to Dickens Street. The building is of two storeys, with an imposing frontage. On the ground floor is the library, newspaper room, billiard room, theatre, bar, and secretary's office. Upstairs there is a large reading and reference library room, several card rooms, a writing room, and a bar. The institution has had a successful career, is well managed, and has a membership of over 1,000. The library in connection with the club is the largest in Hawke's Bay.

Mr. Charles Philip Lound, Secretary and Librarian of the Napier Working Men's Club, was born in London, England, in the year 1850, and is the son of the late Mr. Thomas Lound. He was educated partly in London and partly in Auckland, where with his parents, he landed in 1859, from the ship “Harwood.” He joined the colonial forces, and served under Colonel Whitmore on both coasts of the North Island, and took part in the hunt after Te Kooti, and for about eighteen months he was sergeant in charge of the field hospital in the Patea district. Mr. Lound has been throughout his life more or less connected with bands and musical societies. Beginning as a member of the band of the Napier Rifles, he rose to be band-master, and has filled similar posts in the artillery and other bands. As a Freemason Mr. Lound is a member of Lodge Scinde, No. 5, N.Z.C., and he is both district secretary of the Ancient Order of Foresters and secretary of Court Sir Charles Napier. For many years he has been secretary of the Working Men's Club, the success of which is largely the outcome of his assiduity; and too much praise can hardly be bestowed upon him for the care and attention which have marked the execution of his many duties. In 1877 Mr. Lound married a daughter of the late Mr. R. Lawrence, of Taranaki, and has one son and one daughter.