Ninth Annual Report
Dunedin: Printed at the "Daily Times" Office, Princes Street.page break
- His Honor the Superintendent.
- A. C. Strode, Esq.
- R. B. Martin, Esq
- James Wilkie, Esq.
- A. C. Strode, Esq.; St. John Branigan, Esq; R. B. Martin, Esq.
- R. B. Martin, Esq.
Committee of Management.
- J. Fulton, Esq., W. Taieri. H.
- Houghton, Esq., Dunedin
- H. Howorth, Esq., Dunedin.
- R. A. Lawson, Esq., Dunedin.
- Jas. Mollison, Esq., Dunedin.
- W.D. Murison, Esq., Dunedin.
- Jas. Paterson, Esq., Dunedin.
- Geo. R. West, Esq., Dunedin.
- T. M. Hocken, M.D.
- Alfred Boot, Esq.
- J. S. Hickson.
Annual General Meeting of Subscribers
The Annual Meeting of subscribers to the above Institution was held in Farley's Buildings, on Monday, 5th February, 1872, Mr. A. C. Strode in the chair.
After a few introductory remarks by the Chairman, the Secretary of the Institution (Mr. J. A. Webb) read the Report of the Committee, Medical Report, and Financial Statement
The Rev D. M. Stuart said he had great pleasure in rising to move adoption of the report. Those who were in the habit of visiting the poor knew something of the labours which the Committee and the Secretary managed to perform during the course of the year. If they considered the number of families relieved, and the work, in one way and another, which was performed, they must be convinced that the community was greatly indebted to the gentlemen who formed the Committee. For his own part, he could not think of them voluntarily and freely doing all this work—meeting weekly, besides having to pay occasional visits—without thank page 6 ing God, and thanking them. He thought it was creditable to the community that they could command always a number of gentlemen willing to undertake such work. Those who had to deal with the poor knew that it was not always easy to relieve them wisely, or to satisfy them; and for his part he thought they should cherish kindly feelings towards those gentlemen for their manifold labours. As a 'minister of the Gospel, and having to do with the poor, he might say that they saved him many troubles and pains; because instead of having to knock about from house to house to beg for one and another, he confessed he fell back on the Institution, and if he could make out a case, he was sure of getting He thought they should record their thanks to the [unclear: Committe] for their very efficient services, and also to their [unclear: Secretary] for he thought they were somewhat fortunate in [unclear: hating] Mr Webb, who went about his work quietly, and as far (Mr. Stuart) could ascertain, the work was done in an efficient manner. He thought the health of the Institution during the past year said a great deal in favour of Dr Hocken, whom he also knew to be very attentive to the outdoor patients. He had great pleasure in moving that "The Report be adopted adopted, and the thanks of the meeting conveyed to the Committee, their Treasurer, Medical Adviser, and Secretary, for the admirable manner in which they have carried out their work during the past year."
Mr. G. R. West seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously.
The Balance Sheet for the year showed the receipts—made up from Government Grants, Subscriptions, Collections, Rents, &c., including a cash balance of £873 19s. 9d., from 1870—to be £3870 18s. 5d. The disbursements amounted to £3463 15s., leaving a balance to 1872 of £407 3s. 5d.page 7
The Secretary stated that he had calculated the average cost per week of each individual in the Institution, and found that it amounted to 6s. 10d. That included everything except the interest upon the money for the building.
The election of Office-bearers for the ensuing year then took place, with the following result—President, Mr. A. C. Strode; Vice-presidents, Messrs. R. B. Martin and James Wilkie; Treasurer, Mr. R. B. Martin; Committee—Messrs. Jammes Fulton, H. Houghton, H. Howorth, R. A. Lawson, W.D. Murison, James Mollison, James Paterson, and G. R. West.
Mr. Hindle said he thought there should be a little saving made in connection with the Institution. A Master and Matron were to be appointed; but he thought the duties [unclear: fulfilled] by the Secretary, with the assistance of [unclear: who] could do the drudgery, and a considerable [unclear: might] be thus made.
[unclear: Mr]. Howorth said he was quite certain that no saving [unclear: would] be effected by the alteration proposed. The Secretary had enough do—he had to look after the money and collect the necessary funds—and they would find that if all the offices were filled by one person, neither of them would be done efficiently
Mr. Strode said that in his opinion this was a mere executive matter—(hear, hear)—a matter for the Committee to consider. It was his desire, and the desire of the Committee, to conduct the Institution in as economical a manner as it was possible, without spending a single farthing unless where required. If such an arrangement as that suggested could be made, of course the Committee would see to get the duties performed as economically as possible; but he did not see his page 8 way to that just at present. A person having the conduct of the Institution, if he did his duty, had his hands full; and the Secretary's duties were of quite a different nature: but that of course was an executive matter which should be discussed at a Committee meeting.
A. vote of thanks to the President terminated the proceedings.
Ninth Annual Report of the Committee of Management of the Otago Benevolent Institution
1. The Committee of Management have to report that during the past year they have been called upon to relieve a very large amount of distress, more especially during the winter months. The disbursements for Outdoor Relief have exceeded the sum expended for this purpose in 1870, by nearly £200, and that of 1869 by more than £400. This circumstance partly arose from the dearth of employment, existing during the autumn and winter, and the sickness at that time so prevalent among the poorer classes. In the country districts also there have been many extreme cases of distress, which have necessitated the intervention of the Institution.
2. Many of the cases at present on the Books are likely to be permanent, and in some the size and absolute indigence of the family have compelled the Committee to administer assistance to a more than ordinarily large amount. At the close of the year there were on the Relief List 244 persona, page 10 entailing a disbursement of £17 per week. Of this amount £4 2s. 6d is distributed in the country districts.
3. The Committee would again draw attention to the fact, that in a majority of cases the distress originates in the desertion of their wives and families by the husbands, and they trust their successors in office will continue to impress upon the Government the necessity for the introduction of such measures as will enable the Police to deal more effectually with such offenders.
4. The average number of Inmates in the Institution during the past year has remained about equal to that of 1870. The buildings placed at the service of the Committee by the Provincial Government were removed to the Institution, and from the materials a large and spacious building has been erected for the accommodation of the adult male inmates, who are thus separated from the rest of the Establishment. The cost of each inmate per week during the past year was six shillings and tenpence farthing.
5. In September last the Committee found it necessary to dispense with the services of Mr. Turner, and subsequently with those of Mrs. Turner. The re-appointments? of Master and Matron have not yet been permanently made.
6. The Committee have much pleasure in [unclear: testifying] to the diligence of the Governess, Miss M. A. Coxhead, and also to the readiness she has evinced to promote the welfare of the Institution, during the period in which it has been without a Matron. The educational advancement of the children also establishes her proficiency as a Teacher.
7. The Committee have also to record their satisfaction with the assiduous attention given by Mr. Macfie to his duties as Religious Instructor, and have reason to believe that much good has resulted from his labours.page 11
8. During the year three children were placed out at service, and in each instance the Committee have received satisfactory accounts of their conduct and progress.
9. It will be observed by reference to the Balance Sheet, that financially, the Institution has retrograded during the past year. It will be necessary for the incoming Committee to endeavour to induce the Government to make a more liberal provision for the relief of the destitute, as otherwise it will be absolutely impossible for them to carry on effectually the business of the Charity. The Committee were led to believe that the endowment of Land for Public Charities would, ere this, have been available; and regret to have to report that the Colonial Parliament has not yet consented to the vote. They trust, however, that their successors in office will use every endeavour to obtain this very necessary provision for charitable aid.
10. Pursuant to the instructions of the Subscribers, made at the last Annual Meeting, the Committee applied to the various Medical Practitioners in Dunedin, with the view to obtain honorary medical attendance. They were, however, unsuccessful, and under the amended Rule, Dr. Hocken was appelated to the office of Medical Attendant, receiving an honorarium of £50 per annum; and the Committee desire to place on record their appreciation of the manner in which the duties of that arduous office have been fulfilled.
11. Attached to the Report will be found the Medical Report, Balance Sheet, and Tabular Records of the operations of the Institution.
12. The Committee now resign their trust; they are however eligible for re-election.
A. Chetham Strode, President.
Annual Report of the Medical Officer of the Otago Benevolent Institution.
I am glad to be able to report that during the past year the health of the inmates of the Institution has been, on the whole, good. Five deaths have occurred during the year; the first from consumption, in the case of Ellen Griffiths, a girl of thirteen years of age, who had suffered from that affection for two or three years previously; the second from effusion on the brain and convulsions, in the case of Henry Bateman; the third from inflammation of the lungs, in Robert White, aged 8 years; the last two from violent diarrhoea in very young infants.
The epidemics of influenza and scarlet fever, which have been so prevalent in the town, have fortunately not extended to the Institution; indeed every sanitary precaution has been taken to prevent as far as possible the occurrence of disease. All the children are vaccinated. Great credit is due to the Matron and to the others having charge of the children for the constant attention they pay to the important matters of cleanliness and ventilation. Lastly, a great deal of medical relief has been afforded to the outdoor recipients of the Charity.
T. M. Hocken.February 1st, 1872.
Statement of Receipts and Disbursements of the Otago Benevolent Institution,
For Year ending December 31st, 1871.page 14
Rules of the Benevolent Institution, Dunedin.
to believe the aged, infirm, disabled, and destitute of all creeds and denominations, afford them medical relief, and to minister to them the comforts of religion.
Rules and Regulations.
Qualifications and Privileges of Governors and Subscribers.
Qualification of Life Governors.
Qualifications of Members.
Annual General Meeting in the month of January.
Office-bearers to be elected annually.
Ex officio members committee. .
Commitee meetings when to be held. .
Who to preside at Committee meetings.
Committee to frame Bye-laws and Regulations
Special General Meeting of Subscribers, how to be convened.
Bye-laws to be repealed only at Special Meetings.
How appointments are to be made by the Committee.
Honorary Medical officers and their qualifications.
Appointment of Honorary Medical Officers and filling up of vacancies.
How Medical Officers shall report.
Conditions of admission to Institution.
Tenders to be called for supplies.
House Visting Commitee, how to be appointed.
Duties of Visting Committee.
Management of Institution.
- Rev. Dr Burns
- F. Bushell, Esq.
- H. Cable, Esq.
- Robt Campbell, junr., Esq.
- Rev. R. Connebee
- Chas. Coote, Esq.
- H. Dench, Esq.
- H.R.H. Duke of Edinburgh
- Rev. E. G. Edwards
- B. L. Farjeon, Esq
- W. E. Farrer, Esq.
- H. S. Fish, junr., Esq
- Robt. Forsyth, Esq.
- F. Fulton, Esq.
- M. S. Gleeson, Esq.
- E. Halley, M D.
- J. G. Henry, Esq.
- Marcus Hume, Esq.
- A. Inglis, Esq.
- T. Inglis, Esq.
- John Jones, Esq.
- Samuel H. Little, Esq.
- W. Lyster, Esq.
- J. P. Maitland, Esq.
- T. A. Mansford, Esq.
- R. B. Martin, Esq.
- Wm. Meluish, Esq.
- Rev. D. Moreau.
- Honble. John M'Lean.
- John M. M'Lean, Esq.
- M. Murphy, Esq.
- Rev. J. L. Parsons.
- A. Rennie, Esq.
- Jas. Robin, Esq.
- Alex. Stewart, M.D.
- A. C. Strode, Esq.
- Rev. D. M. Stuart
- Rev. G. Sutherland.
- H. Talbot, Esq.
- Wm. Telford, Esq.
- C. Thomson, Esq.
- Captain Thomson
- R. Thomson, Esq.
- Julius Vogel, Esq.
- Job Wain, Jun., Esq.
- George West, Esq.
|Mrs. Barton||Mrs. Fisher.||Mrs. Meluish.|
|Mrs. E. B. Cargill.||Mrs. Graham.||Miss Meredith.|
|Mrs. Caldecutt.||Mrs. Harris.||Mrs. Muir.|
|Mrs. Caldwell.||Mrs. Harvey.||Mrs. Nathan.|
|Mrs. C. Cook.||Mrs. A. Inglis.||Mrs. Rattray.|
|Miss. Copeland.||Mrs. T. Inglis.||Mrs. Skinner.|
|Mrs. Daniels.||Miss Lahman.||Mrs. J. Smith.|
|Mrs. S. Dewes.||Miss. Lambert.||Mrs. Tolmie.|
|Mrs. Dick.||Mrs. Lawson.||Mrs. Vogel.|
|Mrs. Edwards.||Mrs. Mason,||Mrs. Winter.|
Otago Benevolent Institution.
List of Subscriptions, Donations, and Collections,
|A. Alexander, Dr.||1||1||0|
|Allen, Rev. J. M. (Waihola)||9||7||6|
|Amateur Minstrels, Lawrence||10||0||0|
|Anderson, A. F.||1||1||0|
|Bagley, Mrs. B.||1||1||0|
|Baird, B. R. (Cromwell)||4||18||0|
|Ball, W. O.||1||1||0|
|Bank of Australasia||5||5||0|
|Bank of N. S. Wales||5||5||0|
|Bank of New Zealand||5||5||0|
|Barnett & Levien||1||1||0|
|Barron, Grant & Co.||1||1||0|
|Beal, L. O.||2||2||0|
|Benefit S. Dunedin School||4||8||0|
|Bing, Harris & Co.||3||3||0|
|Black, J. and Son||0||10||0|
|Black & Thomson||1||1||0|
|Borrie, Donald (W. Taieri)||5||5||0|
|Boyd, Capt. J. T.||5||5||0|
|Bracken, Thos. (Melbourne)||4||15||0|
|Bright Bros. & Co.||5||5||0|
|Broderick, G. S.||1||1||0|
|Brown, Ewing & Co.||1||1||0|
|Buchanan, Hon A.||5||0||0|
|Burt, A. T.||1||1||0|
|Cable, H. & Co. (Waipori)||7||16||0|
|Caledonian Games, collected at||8||10||0|
|Calvert & Campbell||2||2||0|
|Cameron, D. A. (Nokomai)||4||6||0|
|Campbell, R. (Kaihiku)||9||9||6|
|Cargills & M'Lean||5||5||0|
|Colored Opera Troupe||11||16||6|
|Certain Jury Fees, Creed v. Ferens||3||0||0|
|Daily Times Co.||3||3||0|
|Dalgety, Nichols & Co.||5||5||0|
|Dermer, Geo. E.||1||1||0|
|Driver, Stewart & Co.||2||2||0|
|Dunning Bros. (1870)||1||1||0|
|Dunning Bros. (1871)||1||1||0|
|Edwards, Rev. E. G.||1||1||0|
|Farquhar, G. P.||2||2||0|
|Farra, J.||0||10||0page 22|
|Farrer & Stewart, collected at Lawrence—|
|Herbert & Co.||3||3||0|
|Morrison & Co. (Blue Spur)||4||4||0|
|Farrer, Wm. E.||1||1||0|
|Morrison, W. D.||1||1||0|
|Gooday, Wm. Nott||1||1||0|
|Budd, A. R.||1||1||0|
|Margetts, T. S.||1||1||0|
|Alex. Stewart, M. D.||1||1||0|
|Halley, Ebenezer (Dr.)||1||1||0|
|Adams, C. W.||1||1||0|
|Simpson, W. Lawrence||1||1||0|
|Subscriptions varying from 2s. 6d. to 10s. 6d.||15||11||6|
|Fen wick, R., collected at East Taieri Hotel||3||12||0|
|Fergusson & Mitchell||2||2||0|
|Fergusson, Wm. (InchClutha)||9||0||0|
|Fish, H. S. junr. (Mayor)||3||3||0|
|Friend, A, per D. Borrie||0||10||0|
|Fulton, F. C.||3||0||0|
|Fulton, F. C., per A. Dick||3||5||6|
|Fulton, Wilkie, and others, collected at Mosgiel Show||15||19||6|
|Fulton, James, W. Taieri||3||0||0|
|Gardner, R. S.||1||10||0|
|Gilchrist, Mrs. W.||2||2||0|
|Gordon, W. P.||4||0||6|
|Governor, H. E. the||10||0||0|
|Graham, Alex. (Abbotsford)||1||0||0|
|Granger, Rev. E. H.||5||5||0|
|Gunn & Ross.||1||1||0|
|Guthrie, Asher & Co.||1||1||0|
|Haggitt, B. C.||3||3||0|
|Hardy, H. F.||3||3||0|
|Harper, R. & Co.||1||1||0|
|Harris, R. G.||2||2||0|
|Haworth, R. & T.||1||1||0|
|Hay, A. R.||1||1||0|
|Haydon, W. H.||1||0||0|
|Hayman, P. & Co.||2||2||0|
|Herbert, Haynes & Co.||5||5||0|
|Heymanson, Low & Co.||2||2||0|
|Hislop, J. (Education Office)||1||1||0|
|Hislop, J. (Jeweller)||1||1||0|
|Hogg & Hutton||1||1||0|
|Holmes, Matthew, the Hon.||10||10||0|
|Howorth & Hodgkins||2||2||0|
|Humphreys, E. W. (Rock and Pillar)||3||7||0|
|Inglis, A. &T.||40||0||0|
|Irvin, F. H.||1||1||0|
|Isaacs, B. (per E. Nathan)||0||10||0|
|Isaacs & Marks||1||1||0|
|Jack, A. Hill||6||0||0|
|Johnson; C. B.||1||1||0|
|Jones, Geo. H.||1||1||0|
|Jones, J. F.||1||1||0|
|Josling, A. C.||1||1||0|
|Judge, H. H. the||3||3||0|
|Kempthorne, Prosser & Co.||2||2||0|
|Kirkland, William (1870), Green Island||1||0||0|
|Kirkland, William (1871), Green Island||1||0||0|
|Kirkpatrick, Jas. (Wakatip)||2||12||6|
|Lange & Thoneman||2||2||0|
|Larnach, W. J. M.||5||5||0|
|Lawsou, R. A.||2||2||0|
|Levi, L. L.||1||1||0|
|Letham, S. (Waikouaiti)||2||0||0page 23|
|Licensed Victuallers' Association.||5||0||0|
|Livingston, A. R.||1||1||0|
|Lyons, E. (Union Hotel)||2||14||10|
|Main, D. F. (1870)||2||12||6|
|Main, D. F. (1871)||3||6||0|
|Mains, J. & D. (Otepopo)||2||2||0|
|Manning, Jas. (1870)||1||1||0|
|Martin, F. S.||1||0||0|
|Martin, R. B.||2||2||0|
|Marshall & Copeland.||5||5||0|
|May, Mrs. C.||5||0||0|
|Mercer, A. (1870)||2||2||0|
|Mercer, A. (1871)||2||2||0|
|Mercer, A. (purse found)||1||4||0|
|Miller, W. (Glenore)||3||0||0|
|Mills, James (Gunmaker)||1||1||0|
|Morris, A. W.||3||0||0|
|M. U. I. O. O. F. (per F.Palmer, Secretary)||13||0||0|
|Murison, "W. D.||2||2||0|
|Murray, Roberts & Co.||2||2||0|
|M'Farlane, A. & J.||1||1||0|
|M'Gregor, A. (British Hotel)||3||0||0|
|M'Iutyre, H. (Tapanui)||3||10||0|
|M 'Keay, W. H.||1||1||0|
|M'Keay, W. H.(cost)||1||13||0|
|M'Kellar, Jno. (Tapanui)||7||10||0|
|M'Kerras, J. T. & Co.||1||1||0|
|M'Leod, D. (Blacks No. 1)||3||0||0|
|M'Landress, Hepburn & Co.||2||2||0|
|M'Naughton, Rev. A. (Anderson's Bay)||10||10||0|
|Neill, & Co.||2||2||0|
|N. T. & A. Land Co. (per G. G. Russell & Co.)||5||5||0|
|North & Scoullar||1||1||0|
|Oliver & Ulph||2||2||0|
|Park & Curle||1||1||0|
|Pioneer Lodge (per W. Thomson, Treasurer)||2||1||0|
|Pope, J. H.||4||0||0|
|Poynter, G. B. (Dalvey Station)||2||0||0|
|Pogson, Geo. (Cottsbrooke)||6||1||0|
|Quick, E. E. C.||1||1||0|
|Readings Committee (Toko-mairiro)||10||0||0|
|Reeves & Co.||2||2||0||Regatta Committee (Port|
|Reid, G. F.||10||0|
|Reith & Wilkie||1||1||0|
|Reynolds, W. H.||2||2||0|
|Richardson, the Hon. Major||5||0||0|
|Roberts, F. (Kuriwoa)||4||1||0|
|Roberts, J. T.||1||1||0|
|Roberts, Mrs. W. H. S.||2||6||0|
|Robin & Co.||1||1||0|
|Robinson, T. & Co. (1870)||1||1||0|
|Robinson, T. & Co. (1871)||1||1||0|
|Robson, R. (Clutha)||7||9||0|
|Ross, A. H.||1||1||0|
|Ross & Glendining||2||2||0|
|Rowley & Hamilton (Hamiltons)||10||12||0|
|Russell, G. G. & Co.||2||2||0|
|Sargood, Son & Ewen||5||5||0|
|Saunders, W. (Tekapo)||2||0||0|
|Scanlan Bros. & Co.||1||1||0|
|Scoullar, W. & J.||2||2||0|
|Service, Gibson & Co.||2||2||0|
|Shrimski, S. E.||1||0||0|
|Sise, Geo. L.||1||1||0|
|Smith, James (Port Chalmers)||1||0||0|
|Smith & Mitchell||5||0||0|
|Somerville, J. (Anderson's Bay)||1||0||0|
|Souter, W. (Waikouaiti)||6||5||6|
|St. Paul's Church||19||2||0|
|Stanley, Rev. T. L.||2||2||0|
|Stavely & Co.||2||2||0|
|Stewart & Gow||1||1||0|
|Stewart, W. D.||1||1||0|
|Street, C. H.||2||2||0|
|Strode, A. C.||3||3||0|
|Subscription Boxes-Office Box||1||11||3page 24|
|R. M. Court, Dunedin||1||1||6|
|R. M. Court, W. Taieri||1||0||0|
|Sutherland, D. (Oamarama)||1||0||0|
|Sutherland & Poison (Wai-taliuna)||5||0||0|
|Taggart, W. H.||1||1||0|
|Taine, J. J.||1||1||0|
|Telford, W. (Otanomomo)||10||0||0|
|Teschemaker, C. de V. (Kaikanui)||5||12||6|
|Thomson, Captain, collected at Port Chalmers—Dench, H.||5||5||0|
|Dodson, J. H.||1||1||0|
|Floating Dock Co.||2||0||0|
|Thomson & Co.||1||1||0|
|Thomson, J. T.||1||1||0|
|Thomson, Strang & Co.||1||1||0|
|Trotter, W. S. (Kingstown)||7||5||0|
|Turnbull, W. G. & Co.||2||2||0|
|Turton, G. K.||1||1||0|
|Von Tunzleman & Picket (Wakatipu)||1||0||0|
|Wain, Job, junr.||2||2||0|
|Waitaliuna Ladies and Others||31||0||0|
|Walter, H. J.||3||3||0|
|Watson, W. & Sons||2||2||0|
|Webb, J. S.||1||1||0|
|White, Wm. (Tokomairiro)||0||7||6|
|Wilkinson k Co.||1||1||0|
|Wilkinson, T. M.||1||1||0|
|Wilson, R. & Co.||1||1||0|
|Wright, Stevenson & Co||2||2||0|
|Young Men's M. I. Society (Otakia)||6||10||0|
|Ziele, C. & Co.||1||1||0|