The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 53
Dunedin Chamber of Commerce
Dunedin Chamber of Commerce.
Receipts and Expenditure to 1st July, 1882.
|Subscriptions from 131 Members at £2 2s.||275||2||0|
|Subscriptions from 20 New Members at £3 3s.||63||0||0|
|Donations in Liquidation of Overdraft||121||17||0|
|Subscriptions for High School Medals||9||2||0|
|Use of Chamber||26||0||0|
|Sale of Reports||12||7||0|
|Liability to Secretary||10||10||0|
|High Schools Medals||9||17||6|
|Rent of Chamber||128||16||8|
|Printing, Advertising, and Stationery||15||10||0|
|Printing, Annual Report||22||4||0|
|Telegrams and Postages||9||4||5|
Examined and found correct,
John Davie,Auditor. Dunedin,
1st July, 1882.
Comparative Table of Imports and Exports for the Port of Dunedin for the Years ending June 30th, 1880, 1881, and 1882, respectively
|Showing increase on Imports||£483,929|
|And decrease on Exports for past year||35,534|
Registered Tonnage of Colonial Owned Vessels, Port of Otago.
|1st January, 1880||25||6,174||81||7,670|
|1st January, 1881||34||9,806||78||7,695|
|1st July, 1882||33||*9,387||72||7,558|
Return shewing the number of Foreign and Inter colonial Vessels Entered and Chared at New Zealand Ports during the year ending 30th June, 1882.
|Inwards||765 Vessels||=||420,134 Tons|
|Outwards||762 Vessels||=||413,487 Tons|
Being an increase of 48,905 tons on the year.page 28
Gold Exported. Return of Gold Exported from 1st April, 1857, to 30th June, 1882
|Total Quantity for New Zealand||9,910,210 ozs.|
|Of the Value of||£38,666,278|
|Exported from Otago||4,134,837 ozs.|
|Of the Value of||£16,283,843|
Exported for the year ending 30th June, 1882, 114,253 ozs., of the value of £456,215, of which Otago exported 49,070 ozs., of the value of £196,562.
Return of Sheep and Lambs in Otago and Southland, May 31, 1881.
|On Freehold and Pastoral Lands||3,586,896 Sheep|
|Held by 1209 owners, the largest being the holder of||211,840 Sheep|
|Total number of Sheep in New Zealand, 1880||11,307,297|
|Total number of Sheep in New Zealand, 1881||11,868,845|
|Total number of Sheep in New Zealand, 1882||Estimated||12,800,000|
|Total Quantity of Wool exported from New Zealand for the Season of 1882||63,768,940 lbs,|
|Of the Value of||£3,075,182|
|Of which there was exported from Otago and Southland||64,680 bales|
|Equal to||22,637,972 lbs.||= To a little more than one-third of the whole.|
|And the Value of||£1,167,848||= To a little more than one-third of the whole.|
|Increase over season of 1881 for Otago||745,669 lbs.|
The National Debt of New Zealand.
|Gross Public Debt, 30th June, 1882||£30,047,611|
|Less Sinking Fund Accrued||2,317,776|
|Cash Balance in hand 30th July, 1882||£662,425|
|Remaining to be expended out of the Five Million Loan.|
From which deducting cost of construction of Railways, £9,944,137, from the total indebtedness of £27,729,535 leaves £17,785,698 as the National Debt of the Colony at the present time apart from Railways.
Railway Revenue over Expenditure is approximately estimated up to 30th June last. The amount realised on the estimated cost of the Railways is £3 18s. 2d. per cent, per annum, and there are evidences of improvement in that direction.page 29
|Total Mileage open for Traffic, March 31st, 1882||1390 miles|
|Total amount expended for their construction||£9,443,000|
|Equal to a cost for Construction, Rolling Stock, &c., of||£7,436 per mile.|
|Total number of Passengers carried||2,911,477|
|Total amount of Tonnage carnal||1,437,714 tons|
|Total number of Live Stock carried||373,621|
|Total number of Parcels carried||286,741|
|Census of New Zealand, 30th June, 1882, estimated||507,788|
|Otago and Southland||139,067|
|Dunedin and Suburbs||42,79|
Being an estimated Increase during the year of 15,104 on total population of Colony.
The Maori population is 44,097 in addition to the above.
For the Quarter ending June 30th 1882.
|Notes in Circulation||1,005,326|
|On Government Account||883,393|
|Not Bearing Interest||4,326,949|
Being an increase of £252,847 on the Year.
Savings Banks.—Government and Private.
Total Amount of Deposits in the Colony at the end of Year 1881, £1,549,115. Depositors, (61,054, averaging £25 7s. 7d. each Depositor.
Property Tax Returns.
For the Year 1880 and 1881.
|Assessment capita! value under the Property Assessment Act||£81,284,000|
Inclusive of £ l0,855,510 of exemptions of £500 and under in value.
Mortgages Under the Land Transfer act.
Returns shewing the mortgages under the Land Transfer Act during the last two years, The following are the amounts, shillings and pence omitted:—
|March, 1881.||1882.||1882.||March, 1882.|
|Corresponding period, 1880-1881.||6,727,898||2,102,207|
|Total number of holdings||26,298|
|Extent of land broken up (in acres)||248,552|
|Extent of land sown in wheat (in acres)||365,715|
|Estimated gross produce of wheat (bushels)||8,297,800|
|Extent of land sown in oats (in acres)||243,387|
|Estimated gross produce of oats (bushels)||6,924,848|
|Estimated gross produce for green food or hay (acres)||61,431|
|Extent of land in barley (acres)||29,808|
|Estimated gross produce of barley (bushels)||661,093|
|Extent of land in potatoes (acres)||22,540|
|Estimated gross produce of potatoes (tons)||121,890|
|Extent of land in turnips or rape (acres)||258,526|
|Extent of land in other crops (acres)||21,078|
|Total number of acres under crop exclusive of grasses||1,002,485|
|Extent of hay (acres)||68,423|
|Estimated produce (tons)||89,081|
|In grasses after having been broken up (acres)||1,771,875|
|Grass sown lands, not previously ploughed (acres)||2,166,194|
|Average yield per acre in 1882||Wheat||22¾ bushels|
|Average yield per acre in 1882||Oats||28½ bushels|
|Average yield per acre in 1882||Barley||22¼ bushels|
|Average yield per acre in 1882||Potatoes||5tons 8 owt.|
In Otago the average reached 25¾ bushels Wheat to the acre.
|Average yield per acre in 1881||Wheat||25¾ bushels|
|Average yield per acre in 1881||Oats||31¾ bushels|
|Average yield per acre in 1881||Barley||28 bushels|
|Average yield per acre in 1881||Potatoes||4½ tons|
In Otago the average reached as high as 29 bushels Wheat and 37 bushels Oats to the acre.
In 1881, South Australia returns 8,606,510 bushels of wheat from 1,733,542 acres, New Zealand in the same year returns 8,147,705 bushels of wheat from 324,933 acres and the yield in that year- was by no means a remarkable one. The returns from Victoria for the same year were 9,719,049 bushels of wheat from 976,416 acres.page 31
|For 1881||337,262 Tons|
|For 1880||300,000 Tons|
|For 1879||231,218 Tons|
|Imported during 1881||129,962 Tons|
The Industrial Statistics collected during the Census in April twelvemonths have just been published and presented to Parliament, The results they give, as compared with the figures for 1878, when the Drevious Census was taken out, are as follow:—
|Number of manufactories||1,271||1643|
|Number of hands employed—|
|Value of land and buildings of manufactories||£1,761,094||£1,993,000|
|Machinery and Plant||1,289,373||1,612,000|
The increase in the employment of females in factories is interesting. There were 44 in the printing business, and of these 12 were in Auckland and 13 in Otago. There were seven females employed in flax-mills, live in cordial manufactories, three in meat-preserving works, 21 in wool-scouring establishments, 40 in sash and door works (the bulk in Auckland), and 19 in potteries. The distribution of female labour in manufactories is also notable. Thus, of the 1399 employed in manufactories, 239 were in Auckland, 58 in Wellington, 317 in Canterbury, and 699 in Otago.
Although the returns as to production are 18 months old they are the hist we have, and are, therefore, of interest. In 1880 we made over 28,000,000 bricks, produced 143,000,000 feet sawn timber, scoured 1,163,2351b. wool, preserved 852,7911b. and 201,204 tins of meat, produced 3291 tons of tallow, made 1,400 gallons of neatsfoot oil, boiled down 401,600 sheep, brewed and probably drank 4,874,754 gallons of beer, 637,144 dozen of aerated water, 10,284 dozen of cordials, made 69,281 tons of flour, 7143 tons of meal, 122 tons of paint, 1000 gallons of varnish, worked up 844,6471b. of wool, and made in addition 96,768 yards of cloth, 280,291 pairs of boots and shoes and 7,350 boot uppers, manufactured and cured 655 tons of bacon, 47 tons and 16,439 dozen of fish, started the manufacture of cod-liver oil, made 294,555 bushels of malt, 4440 gallons of wine, and 3291 tons of soap and candles. Such are the bold outlines of the industrial statistics presented to Parliament.—Oamaru Mail.
The breweries in the Colony number 99. They employ 526 hands, 218 horses, 169 drays and waggons, and made during the year 4,874,754 gallons of beer. The approximate value of land and buildings is set page 32 down at £233,218, and machinery and plant £84,180. In connection with the breweries are 34 malt-houses, turning out 294,555 bushels of malt.
Collieries at work in the Colony number 51—viz., 5 in Auckland, 9 Nelson, 3 Westland, 6 Canterbury, 28 Otago. These employ 484 horsepower, and 992 hands. The output of coal last year was 277,918 tons, exclusive of yield from a number of small mines. Land and buildings are valued at £100,071, and machinery and plant at £121,079.
The quartz-mines at work in the Colony number 84—namely, 28 in Auckland, 2 in Marlborough, 32 in Nelson, 22 in Otago. Amount of horse-power, 1463; hands employed, 1147; quantity of gold produced, 84,184 oz.; quantity of quartz crushed, 98,460 tons.—Otago Daily Times.
W. J. M. Larmach,Chairman, H. Houghton, Secretary.
September 12, 1882.
* With the recent additions to the Union S.S. Company's Fleet the Tonnago has increased to upwards of 15,000 Tons.