Tenth Annual Report of the Committee of Management
Dunedin: Printed at the "Evening Star" Office, Princes Street.page break
- His Honor the Superintendent.
- A. C. Strode, Esq.
- R. B. Martin, Esq.
- James Wilkie, Esq.
- A. C. Strode, Esq.
- R. B. Martin, Esq.
- R. B. Martin, Esq.
Committee of Management:
- J. Fulton, Esq., W. Taieri.
- A. Rennie, Esq., Dunedin.
- R. Oliver, Esq., Dunedin.
- R. A. Lawson, Esq., Dunedin.
- J. Mollison, Esq., Dunedin
- G.P. Farquhar, Esq., Dunedin
- Jas. Paterson, Esq,Dunedin
- J. Galbraith, Esq., Dunedin
- T. M. Hocken, M.D.
- Alfred Boot, Esq.
- J. S. Hickson.
Annual General Meeting Of Subscribers
To the Otago Benevolent Institution
The, Annual Meeting of the Members of the above Institution, was hold on Thursday, 6th February, 1873, in Farley's Buildings, Mr R. B. Martin in the chair. There were also present, the Hon. James Paterson, the Rev. E. G. Edwards, the Rev. Dr. Stuart, Mr Hocken, and Messrs Wilkie, H. F. Hardy, J. Mollison, and A. Rennie. The Chairman read a letter from the President, Mr A. C. Strode, stating his inability, through pressure of business, to attend.
The Chairman, before calling upon the Secretary to read the report, said that since his term of office in connection with the Institution, he did not recollect a year during which the Committee had laboured under circumstances so embarrassing as they experienced last winter. He regretted to say that owing to the want of funds the Committee could not satisfy the claims of many needy persons, and the Committee gradually drifted into so bad a position that they felt they would be compelled either to close the doors of the Institution and cease to give relief, or take steps to meet only the most urgent cases. They decided, in fact, under the extreme circumstances of the case, to render assistance only to the absolutely destitute. Lacking sufficient information, the Committee perhaps, had sometimes erred, but even supposing that to be the case, the children had always benefited. The difficulties which the retiring Committee had encountered would also have to be faced by the incoming one. Great efforts mnst be made to increase the funds of the page 6 Institution, otherwise a poor-law assessment would have to be established. That, of course, was a most deplorable thing to contemplate. Having lived in a country where it existed, he sincerely hoped it would never exist here; however, the matter rested with the clergy and laity to endeavour to render increased assistance to the Institution; and, without reflecting upon any particular church, he would say that many of them had not responded to the invitations to assist the Institution as he had expected they would have done. He therefore thought that it was only right that the churches which had contributed for some years should be mentioned in the report. The funds had been distributed without regard to creed; the Committee had never made it a question as to what church the applicants for relief belonged: and therefore he thought the Institution had very strong claims upon all the churches. There had not yet been time to ascertain what the country people would contribute; but it was hoped that after the present month, when shearing operations were completed, the Commitee would be able to report having received liberal aid from country gentlemen. Most of the distress was located in Dunedin, owing to wretches of husbands deserting their wives and families, and leaving them unprovided for; but not half of those people were Dunedin people.
The Secretary of the Institution (Mr J. S. Hickson) then read the Report of the Committee, Medical Report, and Financial Statement.
The Rev. Dr Stuart said he did not take the despondent view of matters that the Committee seemed to do, for their experience during the past year was also the experience of Committees from time immemorial, viz., great claims upon the funds of the Institution, and little coming in to meet them. But it had always happened that funds were ultimately forthcoming, and therefore he hoped the Committee would continue in office. In the future they would no doubt have similar experiences, meet with similar difficulties, and achieve similar victories. He wished they could adopt some plan whereby the co-operation and assistance, not only of the people of Dunedin, but of those throughout the Province, would be obtained. Those who knew anything about the working of the Poor Law system in Great Britain would not wish to see it in vogue m Otago; because if a Benevolent Institution was expensive, a poor law system would be ten times more so. It vexed him to find that some sons were so mean-spirited as to allow their aged parents to apply for and receive aid from the Benevolent Institution. Of course, the Committee could not refuse to assist poor miserable creatures, but he would really like to find the settlers of Otago frowning upon those page 7 sons and daughters who, being able to support their aged parents, allowed them to receive aid from an Institution of this kind. He (Dr Stuart) referred to a similar case which occurred in his native village. So irritated were the people there, that the aged mother of one of the villagers should be left dependent upon the public funds, that they conducted themselves towards him in a way that was calculated to make any man, who was a man, feel particularly uncomfortable. He really would like to see such a spirit fostered in Otago, and believed the Committee would render a great service to the community if they endeavored to stir up such a spirit of social independence as would cause people to feel ashamed of leaving their aged parents to be the recipients of public charity and support. The public were very much indebted to those gentlemen who had conducted the affairs appertaining to the Otago Benevolent Institution during the last and previous years. He was glad to hear that the Committee testified to the efficiency and success with which the officers of the Institution had discharged their duties. So far as he (Dr Stuart) could see, the officers displayed a kindly, but firm manner. He regretted to hear that only a few of the churches in the Province had rendered assistance, seeing that the Institution benefited, not only Dunedin, but the whole of Otago. He urged that strenuous efforts should be made to induce outsiders to contribute, and suggested that the Committee should spot those able to subscribe, and request them to do so. He moved the adoption of the report.
The Rev. Mr Edwards seconded the motion.
Mr A. Bonnie, on rising to support the motion, said he regretted to see an attendance so small. No doubt, if it were a meeting for the choice of a member or members for the Town Council, or for some similar purpose, numerous persons would be found seeking the honour; but it really did seem that people did not think it worth while countenancing and taking part in the proceedings of an Institution of that kind. Some suggesion had been made to the Committee by the Rev. Dr Stuart; but he (Mr Rennie) did not see that the Committee could do more than they had already done. In one sense they had worked for the sake of the poor, and in another, for the sake of the public, because if the Committee had not done so, the Government would have been obliged to take steps to meet the difficulty. Although they did not wish to see an assessment introduced in order to meet the wants of the poor, he was not sure if it would not ultimately come to that. It really appeared that at the present time it was the best of the two evils. For what was the fact? Reports were made every year of the want of funds, and of the poor being neglected in consequence. It was very painful to the Com- page 8 mittee to have appeals made to them to relieve cases of distress, when they were unable to relieve them.—(Hear, hear.) If more assistance were not given during the present year, he would certainly urge the Government to cause a rate to be inflicted as soon as possible, so that the assistance given might be equalised throughout the Province. It was evident that they must not allow the poor to suffer.
The Chairman said he wished to make a few remarks in reply to what the Rev. Dr. Stuart had said regarding the "spotting" of those persons able to assist. The Committee had always done so, and he thought it was an opportune time to express the gratitude of the Committee to those—districts, he meant, not individuals—that had liberally subscribed. He would mention Lawrence, for instance. The people there wore not urged to subscribe, but they had subscribed liberally and willingly. He might state further that on the 24th October a circular, of which the following is a copy, was sent to clergymen:—
"Sir,—The funds of the Institution being at present almost exhausted, and the calls made upon them being more than ordinarily heavy (the out-door relief alone during the winter months averaging from £25 to £26 per week), the Committee feel confident that in the cause of charity the various Churches throughout the Province will render help, by making special collections in aid of the above charitable Institution. I have therefore the honour, by direction of the Committee, to request that you will be so good as to accord your support in the above manner at as early a date as you may deem proper. This appeal is reluctantly made, owing mainly to the subsidy given by the Government having been reduced from £2 to £1 to £1 subscribed. Should the result of this appeal not be favourable, the Committee fear that they will be compelled to withhold out-door relief entirely.—I have, &c., John S. Hickson, Secretary." He might also say that the Committee had been driven to the extremity of asking for accommodation at the Bank, to enable them to meet their liabilities, leaving the question of relief out of consideration.
The Rev. Dr. Stuart: Does the Government contribute £2 towards the making of roads?
The Chairman: No, £1.
The Rev. Dr Stuart: Oh, I was afraid they dealt more liberally with roads than with humanity.
The Chairman: The following circular was also sent, at the same time, to the laity:—
"Sir,—I have the honour, by direction of the Committee of page 9 the Otago Benevolent Institution, to solicit your co-operation and influence to obtain some assistance from your employées and neighboring friends. All donations thus raised will be subsidised by one pound to one by the Provincial Government. The funds of the Institution being at present almost exhausted, and the calls made upon them being more than ordinarily heavy (the out-door relief alone during the winter months averaging from £25 to £26 per week), this appeal is reluctantly made, and is mainly owing to the Government withdrawing the subsidy of £2 to £1. The Committee fear that they will be compelled to withhold outdoor relief, unless they receive support from the public.—I have, &c., John S. Hickson, Secretary."
The Committee's report, and report of the Medical Officer, and balance sheet were adopted.
The re-election of the following office-bearers took place:—President, Mr A. C. Strode; Vice-Presidents, Mr Wilkie and Mr R. B. Martin; Treasurer, Mr R. B. Martin; Members of Committee, Messrs J. Mollison, James Fulton, J, Paterson, and R. A. Lawson. The following new members of Committee were also elected:—Messrs A. Bonnie, R. Oliver, G. P. Farquhar, and James Galbraith.
A vote of thanks having been unanimously passed to Mr Hardy for auditing the accounts, and to the Chairman for presiding, the meeting separated.
Tenth 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, especially during the winter months, which were more than usually severe. The disbursements for Outdoor Relief, however, were £160 less than the sum so expended in 1871, owing to a general reduction having been made in many of the cases on the 30th September, from an absolute want of funds. The principal causes of distress arose from a dearth of employment during the winter months, and the desertion of wives by their husbands. In the country districts also there were many cases of distress relieved by the Institution. In the month of October, the Committee finding that the funds at their disposal would not meet the heavy demands made upon them, caused a special appeal to be made to the Clergy and Laity for help, and they regret to state that, with few exceptions, they met with no response, only eight of the churches throughout the united Provinces of Otago and Southland having as yet contributed, viz., Knox Church, First Church, St. Paul's, All Saints', North Dunedin Presbyterian Church, St. Luke's, Oamaru; Presbyterian Church, Tapanui; Presbyterian Church, East Taieri; the first four of which are in the habit of making annual collections in aid of the Charity,
2. A great many of the cases at present on the books are likely to be permanent, and in some, the size and real indigence of the families, have obliged the Committee to administer aid to page 11 a more than ordinarily large amount. At the close of the year there were on the Relief List 250 persons, entailing a weekly expenditure of £13 14s; of this amount £2 11s 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. (Vide Report for 1871.)
4. The average number of inmates in the Institution during the past year has remained about equal to that of 1871. viz., 77. The cost of each inmate per week during the year was six shillings and eightpence three-farthings,
5. The appointment of Mr J. S. Hickson as Secretary, in the room of Mr J. A. Webb, resigned, has been made since the last annual meeting, and the vacancies of Master and Matron have been tilled, the former by Mr Jno. Morrison, the latter by the re-appointment of Mrs Turner.
6. The Committee have much pleasure in testifying to the diligence of the Governess, Miss M. A. Coxhead, whose proficiency as a teacher is established by the apparent advancement of the children under her charge.
7. The Committee have also to record their satisfaction with the assiduous attention of Mr Macfie to his duties as Religious Instructor, and have reason to believe that much good has resulted from his labors.
8. During the year five children were placed out at service, and one adopted. The total number now at service and adopted, to 31st December, 1872, is:—At service, 9 boys and 11 girls; adopted, 4 boys and 6 girls. In each instance the Committee have received satisfactory accounts of their conduct and progress. Three children were forwarded to their grandfather in America, where they have been kindly received and provided for.
9. By reference to the Balance Sheet, it will be observed 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 impossible for them to carry on effectually the business of the Charity. The Committee regret to report that the Colonial Parliament has not yet consented to the vote for the endowment of Public Charities, page 12 They trust, however, that their successors in office will use every endeavour to obtain this necessary provision for charitable aid from this source.
10. The Committee desire to place on record their satisfaction and appreciation of the manner in which Mr Hocken has performed the arduous duties of Medical Attendant, not only at the Institution at Caversham, but amongst the numerous Outdoor cases throughout the City and Suburbs. The zeal and judgment displayed by Mr Hickson, the Secretary, in the performance of his duties call forth from the Committee the highest praise, and they feel that the Institution has benefited from his appointment to the office he holds.
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, how ever, eligible for re-election.
A. Chetham StrodePresident.
Annual Report of the Medical Officer
Of the Otago Benevolent Institution
I have much satisfaction in being able to report that during the past year the health of the inmates of the Benevolent Institution has been, on the whole, good.
Amongst so large a number of very young children and of old people, it is a source of congratulation to say that no death has occurred in the twelvemonths now completed. There can be no doubt but that this excellent state of tilings is mainly attributable to the scrupulous observance of cleanliness and ventilation, and in this respect, as well as in their attention to the sick, the Master and Matron are deserving of all praise. There have, however, been several cases of illness—some of them severe—many of the old men suffer from some form or other of senile ailments. All the children, and many of the adults have been thoroughly vaccinated in four places, and this whether there had been previous vaccination or not. The epidemic of whooping-cough that has been so prevalent in town, has so far, not visited the Institution. I fear, however, that our good fortune in this respect has ended, as one case has made its appearance.
Many of the outdoor recipients of the Charity have been invalids, and whenever necessary, have received medical assistance.
T, M. Hocken.February 6th, 1872.
[unclear: Tatement] of Receipts and Disbursements of the Otago Benevolent Institution,
For Year ending 31st December, 1872.page 15
Rules of the Benevolent Institution. Dunedin.
to relieve 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 & Privileges of Governors & 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 of Committee.
Committee 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 tilling up of vacancies.
How Medical Officers shall report.
Conditions of Admission to Institution.
Tenders to be called for supplies.
House Visiting Committee, how to be appointed.
Duties of Visiting Committee.
Management of Institution.
- Sir F. D. Bell.
- F. Bushell. Esq.
- H. Cable, Esq.
- Robt. Campbell, junr., Esq.
- Rev. R. Connebee.
- Chas. Coote, Esq.
- H. Deneh. 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. Hal ley, M.D.
- J. G. Henry, Esq.
- Hon. Matthew Holmes.
- Marcus Hume, Esq.
- A. Inglis, Esq.
- T. Inglis, Esq.
- Sydney James, Esq.
- Wm. Kennedy, 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.
- Hon. John M'Lean.
- John M. M'Lean, Esq.
- M. Murphy, Esq.
- R, Oliver, Esq.
- Rev. J. L. Parsons.
- A. Ronnie, 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, junr., 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.||Mrs. Lambert.||Mrs Tolmie.|
|Mrs Dick.||Mrs Lawson.||Vogel.|
|Mrs Edwards.||Mrs Mason.||Mrs Winter.|
Otago Benevolent Institution.
List of Subscriptions, Donations, and Collections,
|All Saints' Church||5||11||9|
|Aldrich, M. A||2||11||6|
|Andrew, Capt., E. Taieri||1||13||1|
|Arnot, Rev. A. B.||0||8||8|
|Aunt Sally, per F. Russell||2||0||0|
|Australasia, Bank of||5||5||0|
|Baird B. R||3||15||3|
|Ball, W. O||1||1||0|
|Beal, L. O||2||2||0|
|Beighton, John (Teviot)||1||1||0|
|Barron, Grant, and Co.||1||1||0|
|Bing, Harris, and Co.||3||3||0|
|Black and Thomson||1||1||0|
|Beverley, A. (Treasurer of Society for Investigating Spiritualism)||7||1||3|
|Bett, Rev. Andrew (Tapanui)||1||10||0|
|Borrie, Donald (West Taieri)||6||0||0|
|Borton, J. B. (Teviot)||4||2||G|
|Boyd, Capt. J. T.||1||0||0|
|Bright Bros, and Co.||5||5||0|
|Brodrick, G. S||1||1||0|
|Brown, Ewing, and Co.||1||1||0|
|Brownlee, Geo. (proceeds of Concert)||2||0||0|
|Buchanan, Hon. A.||5||0||0|
|Butter worth, Bros.||2||2||0|
|Burt, A. and T||1||1||0|
|Burton, W. J. (Treasurer Masonic Ball Committee, S.C.)||5||5||0|
|Calvert and Campbell||2||2||0|
|Campbell, Robt. (Kaihiku)||16||7||6|
|Campbell, Mrs (Popotunoa)||2||5||0|
|Campbell, Henry (Wanaka)||4||12||0|
|Cameron, Jno. (Tapanui)||4||7||0|
|Chapman, His Honor Judge||3||3||0|
|Cargills and M'Lean||5||5||0|
|Connell, J. A||1||1||0|
|"Daily Times and Witness Co||3||3||0|
|Dalgety, Nichols, & Co.||5||5||0|
|Dermer, G. E||1||1||0|
|Driver, Stewart, and Co.||3||3||0|
|Duncan, John (Waikouaiti)||10||0||0|
|Edwards, Rev. E. G.||1||1||0|
|Esther and Low.||1||1||0|
|Farrer, W. E., collected at Lawrence—Morrison and Co.||4||4||0|
|Huburt and Co.||3||3||0|
|Great Extended Mining Co.||2||2||0|
|Williams, Richard||1||1||0page 22|
|Farrer, W. E.||1||1||0|
|Clayton, H. C.||1||1||0|
|Matheson, G. A.||1||1||0|
|Margetts, F. S.||1||1||0|
|Fenwick, C. L. C.||2||0||0|
|Fen wick, G. ("Daily Times" Chapel)||2||0||0|
|Ferguson, Wm. (Inverclutha)||9||5||6|
|Ferguson and Mitche||2||2||0|
|Findlay, J. and D.||1||1||0|
|Farquhar, G. P.||2||2||0|
|Fish, H. S., Junr.||1||1||0|
|Fraser, W. (Eamscleugh)||5||5||0|
|Friend, a Female||0||7||0|
|Fulton, Jas. (West Taieri)||3||0||0|
|Fulton, Jas., and others, collected at Taieri Show||19||16||8|
|Fulton, Jas., and others, collected||1||13||0|
|Fulton, F. C.||3||0||0|
|Fulton, F. C. (Winder mere)||2||5||0|
|Gardner, R. S.||1||10||0|
|Gellanders, D. (Invercar-gill)||1||15||0|
|Gillies, Rev. Wm. (proceeds of lecture)||3||0||0|
|Goodsir, Pell, and Co||1||1||0|
|Governor, H. E., the||10||0||0|
|Granger, Rev. E. H.||5||5||0|
|Grant, J., (Sec. Milton Amateur Minstrels)||18||0||0|
|Graham, J., (profit of lecture at Tokomairiro)||0||6||0|
|Gray, Jas. (Green Island)||2||12||0|
|Gunn and Ross||1||1||0|
|Haggitt, B. C.||3||0||0|
|Haggitt, B. C.||13||0||0|
|Hallidav, Mr, per H. Houghton||0||10||0|
|Hardy, H. F.||1||1||0|
|Harbor Steam Co.||2||2||0|
|Harper, R., and Co.||1||1||0|
|Harris, R. G.||1||1||0|
|Hassell, Jas. (Oamaru)||5||5||0|
|Hawkins, M. W.||2||2||0|
|Haworth, R. and T.||1||1||0|
|Hay, A. R.||1||1||0|
|Haydon, W. H.||1||1||0|
|Hayman, P., and Co.||2||2||0|
|Hepburn, J. P.||1||1||0|
|Herbert, Haynes, and Co||5||5||0|
|Herbert, Haynes, and Co. (found in shop)||2||0||0|
|Heymanson, Low, and Co||2||2||0|
|Hislop, J. (Education Office)||1||1||0|
|Hislop, J. (Jeweller)||1||1||0|
|Hocken, T. M.||5||0||0|
|Hogg and Hutton||1||1||0|
|Holmes, Hon. Matthew||20||10||0|
|Howorth and Hodgk||2||2||0|
|Inglis, A. and T., (being per cent, on gross takings from 21th to 31st Dec. 1872)||30||10||0|
|Isaacs and Marks||1||1||0|
|Jack, A. Hill||1||0||0|
|Jones, Geo. H.||1||0||0|
|Jones, J. F.||1||1||0|
|Kempthorne, Prosser, and Co||2||2||0|
|Kincaid, M'Queen, and Co||4||0||0|
|Lange and Thoneman||2||2||0|
|Laraach, W. J. M.||5||5||0|
|Law, Somner, and Co.||1||1||0|
|Lawson, R. A.||2||2||0|
|Leckie, Jas||2||6||0page 23|
|Learv, R. H.||2||2||0|
|Letham, S. (Waikouaiti)||2||16||0|
|Levi. L. L.||1||1||0|
|Licensed Victuallers Association||38||12||0|
|Little, Henry (Awamoko)||1||15||6|
|Livingstone, A. R.||1||1||0|
|Logan, Jas. (Pomahaka)||6||7||0|
|Macleod, R., and Co.||1||1||0|
|Main, D. F.||5||5||0|
|Martin, R. B.||2||2||0|
|Miller, G., and officers of Bank of N.S.W.||8||10||0|
|Mills, Jas. (gunmaker||1||1||0|
|Mitchell, J. R. (Clyde-vale)||2||10||0|
|Moody, R. (Secretary of Half-Holiday Association||16||2||0|
|Murison, W. D.||2||2||0|
|Murray, Roberts, and Co||2||2||0|
|McGregor, A. (British Hotel)||1||1||0|
|Mclntvre, A. (Tapanui)||8||7||6|
|McKeav, W. H.||1||1||0|
|Mackerras, J. T., andCo.||1||1||0|
|McLan dress, Hepburn, and Co.,||2||2||0|
|McNab, A. (Mataura)||4||3||6|
|Neill and Co.||10||10||0|
|New South Wales, Bank of||5||5||0|
|New Zealand. Bank of||5||5||0|
|New Zealand and Australian Land Co. (per G. G. Russell and Co.)||5||5||0|
|North and Scoullar||1||1||0|
|North Dunedin Presbyterian Church||4||11||11|
|O'Connor, M. (Teviot)||1||8||0|
|Oliver and Ulph||2||2||0|
|Pagan, J. M. and W.||2||0||0|
|Park and Curie||1||1||0|
|Paterson and McLeod||1||1||0|
|Petchell, Jno. (Riverton)||1||0||0|
|Pizey, H. F., collected at Waikouaiti—Griffiths, Jno||1||0||0|
|Malloch, D. and J.||1||0||0|
|Orbell, M. C.||1||0||0|
|Hepburn, J. P.||1||0||0|
|Burden, E. W.||0||10||0|
|Reid, A. G.||0||5||0|
|Pope, J. H.||4||0||0|
|Poynter, Geo. (Inver-cargill)||3||2||0|
|Reeves and Co.||2||2||0|
|Reid, John (Elderslie||7||7||0|
|Reid, Mrs J.||2||2||0|
|Reith and Wilkie||1||1||0|
|Reichelt, F. W.||1||1||0|
|Rich, F. D.||2||0||0|
|Roberts, J. T.||1||1||0|
|Robinson, T., and Co||1||1||0|
|Robson, R. (Clutha)||5||7||6|
|Ross, A. H.||1||1||0|
|Ross and Glendining||2||2||0|
|Rowley and Hamiltor||7||18||0|
|Russell, G. G., and Co.||2||2||0|
|Sargood, Son, and Ewen||5||5||0|
|Saunders, W. (Tekapo)||2||0||0|
|Scoular, W. and J.||2||2||0|
|Sise, Geo. L.||1||1||0|
|Smith, James (Melbourne)||12||0||0|
|Souter, W. (Waikouaiti)||5||2||0|
|Stanley, Rev. T. L.||1||1||0|
|St. John's Church, (Toko-mairiro)||8||0||6page 24|
|St. Luke's Church (Oamaru)||5||16||9|
|St. Paul's Church (Dunedin)||21||5||4|
|Stewart, W. D||1||1||0|
|Street, C. H||2||2||0|
|Street, W. P||1||1||0|
|Strode, A. C||3||3||0|
|Shepherd, T. L.||0||10||0|
|Sutherland and Poison||5||0||0|
|Subscription Boxes—Institution Box||2||15||0|
|The Club Box||0||1||3|
|R. M. Court||0||1||0|
|Telford, W. (Otanomomo)||3||0||0|
|Thomson and Co.||1||1||0|
|Thomson, J. T.||1||1||0|
|Thomson, Captain, collected at Port Chalmers—A. Dench||3||3||0|
|Thos. H. Dodson||0||10||6|
|Turner, Geo. R||5||5||0|
|Turton, G. K||1||1||0|
|Trotter, W. J. (Kinston)||10||0||0|
|Union Bank of Australia||5||5||0|
|Wain, Job. janr.,||2||2||0|
|Waddle, Mr (Treasurer East Taieri congregation||7||0||0|
|Waitahuna, the Ladies of||17||3||0|
|Walter, H. J. !||1||1||0|
|Walter, H. J. (purse found||0||11||3|
|Watson and Sons||2||2||0|
|Watt, I. N., (in Nutter v. Pritchard)||5||0||0|
|Warehousemen, The (at Messrs Butterworth Bros.||1||10||0|
|Webb, J. S||1||1||0|
|Webster, G. M. (Oamaru)||5||0||0|
|Weldon, T. K., and members of Police|
|Force in Dunedin||8||13||6|
|West, G. R||2||2||0|
|Wilkie, Jas. (collected at Taieri Show||7||4||6|
|Wilkinson, T. M.||1||1||0|
|Winter, Miss J.||1||0||0|
|Wright, Stephenson, and Co||2||2||0|
|Yeldham, G. M. (Cardrona, proceeds of lecture bv H. A. Stratford, Esq.)||5||11||0|
|The Employeés at Messrs A. and T. Inglis||2||18||6|
|The Employeés at Messrs Brown, Ewing, and Co.||6||9||0|
|The Employeés at Messrs Herbert, Haynes and Co.||4||10||0|
|The Tailors employeéd at Messrs Brown, Ewing. and Co.||3||1||0|
|No. 1, £2; No. 2, £1 1s|