Fifteenth Annual Report of the Committee of Management of the Benevolent Institution, Dunedin;
Dunedin: Printed at the "Daily Times" Office, Rattray Street,
Fifteenth Annual Report of the Committee of Management of the Otago Benevolent Institution
The fifteenth annual meeting of the subscribers was held in Farley's Building, on Thursday, March 7th, at 4 o'clock. Mr. A. Chetham Strode (President) occupied the chair.
The Secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting.
The President stated that he had just received a letter from the Rev. Dr. Stuart asking to be excused from attending, as he had another pressing engagement. He sincerely trusted the people would give the Benevolent Institution the support it deserved.
The President: Gentlemen—This is the fifteenth annual meeting of the Benevolent Institution, and the Committee elected last year render to-day an account of their steward ship. In the report which will be presented to you nothing very striking occurs. Immediately prior to last winter setting in, the Committee were under the impression that a severe tug on their funds was at hand, expecting a rather page 4 excessive number of applicants for out-door relief. In this we were most agreeably disappointed, finding from several favourable circumstances, particularly the mildness of the winter, the number of applications did not come up to what we supposed would be the case. It will be seen by the Medical Officer's Report we have had three deaths at the Institution during the year, and that the health of the inmates of the Institution, at Caversham, has been extremely good. We have tided over the scarlet fever epidemic, and altogether things are very satisfactory. I am happy to be able to state that matters connected with the Institution are in a thoroughly good and sound condition. With regard to funds, we have at one period of the year that is passed, been indeed in a dull condition, but I am happy to say we have made up lee-way, and can now show a balance—a small balance it is true, but one on the right side of the ledger—which is always satisfactory to begin a new year with. During the year we have had a correspondence with the Government about an increase to our Institution, the old men especially being packed much too closely. We asked the Government to provide us with £1,200 to increase the accommodation in various directions, but I am sorry to say we have had something like a refusal. Still I hope, from a conversation with Mr Macandrew, who has always been a good friend to the Institution, and always helped it in every possible way, that the sum will be got, or something like it. I told him we would take half if we could get it. There is another matter I should like to mention—the Charitable Institutions Bill. That, you are all aware, has been before Parliament during last session, but unfortunately, from various political causes, was shelved; and here we are another year without any proper constitution. I hope by this time next year that we shall have a proper constitution for this and other charitable institutions. I trust the House of Representatives will see their way to the passing of a Bill, so that we will be properly constituted. I do not know that I have any more to bring before you to-day, gentlemen, and I therefore call upon the Secretary to read the report.
In laying before the subscribers the Fifteenth Annual Report, the Committee have pleasure in stating that the demands ma.de on the Institution for out door relief for the past year have not increased to such an extent as was anticipated, the increase for the year being only £115 7s. The prevalence of scarlet fever being one of the principal causes of this increase, additional aid in such cases has been imperatively requisite. More than the average number of deaths of heads of families, ordinary cases of sickness, and accidents, have also tended to increase expenditure.
On the whole, it affords the Committee pleasure in being able to congratulate the subscribers that the resources of the Institution have not been more heavily taxed.
The Committee have much pleasure in stating that applications from men out of employment during the winter months were to a considerable extent reduced. This in a great measure is attributable to the mildness of the winter and the smaller number of immigrants arriving, and also to the improvement in the class of persons sent to the Province within the last two or three years.
The Committee have carried out their usual practice, when desirable, of assisting people in distress to reach their friends in distant parts of the Colony, and even beyond it. This system has been found to work well, as it relieves the Institution at once, and the persons relieved are thereby enabled to procure employment. The sum of £135 10s. 3d. was paid for this service and for burials, which sum is included in the charge for out-door relief.
The Committee are glad to state that, as far as their information extends, the desertion of wives by their husbands is slightly on the decrease, the number relieved during the year being 32, with 116 children, against 44, with 114 children, the previous year. Only 8 deserted wives, with 26 children, were on the books on the 31st December last.
One hundred and two families, comprising 34 male adults, 95 female adults, and 251 children, received fuel, clothing, page 6 boots, blankets, and bedding. Rent to the amount of £781 15s. 6d. has been paid during the year for recipients of relief.
The total amount expended on out-door relief for the year has been £2410 5s. 5d.; the total number relieved was 1305, composed of 101 male adults, 316 female adults, and 888 children. Of those relieved 80 were widows, with 266 children; 32 deserted wives, with 116 children; and 9 women, (with 29 children), whose husbands were in gaol.
Sixteen male and eleven female adults were received into the Institution at Caversham during the year, and 19 male and 11 female adults were discharged, the number remaining in the Institution on 31st December being 37 male, 9 female adults, 12 boys, and 16 girls.
Nine children were received into the Institution during the year, the cases admitted being of a very exceptional character, and the pressing circumstances of each case leaving the Committee no alternative but to receive them. Five boys and 5 girls were sent to service, and 3 boys were taken out by friends. The accounts from their present employers are on the whole favourable.
Attached to this report will be found one from the Medical Officer on the sanitary state of the Institution, which is very satisfactory. The thanks of the Committee are due to Dr. Hocken for his attention.
Miss Wilson, the schoolmistress, and Mr. McFie, the religious instructor, continue to give satisfaction in their different spheres.
The Committee desire to acknowledge the great assistance they receive from Mr. Quin, the Secretary, and to express their satisfaction with the manner in which he and Mrs. Quin, the Matron, fulfil their difficult duties.
The average cost per inmate for the year has been 7s. 10d. per week; corresponding cost for previous year, 8s. 9d. This sum includes furnishings, repairs to buildings, clothing, books, school requisites, rates, insurance, fuel, doctor's honorarium, schoolmistress and religious instructor's salaries, servants' wages, &c,page 7
The subscriptions for the year amounted to £1990 4s. 1d., against £1334 5s. 7d. for previous year. The Committee have noticed with great satisfaction that in some of the up-country districts very laudable and successful efforts have been made in organising concerts and other entertainments, and devoting from the proceeds realized handsome donations to the Institution. They would fain hope that this good work will be attempted by other centres of population in this Provincial District, as it must be borne in mind that the Institution is one affording relief to the destitute, aged, and infirm, not only from Dunedin, but from the whole district without distinction.
The Committee desire to acknowledge the receipt of the following newspapers sent gratis to the Institution:—'Weekly Witness,' 'Evening Star,' 'Saturday Advertiser,' 'Morning Herald,' 'Bruce Herald,' 'Illustrated N. Z. Herald,' 'Church News,' 'Record,' 'Evangelist.'
Receipts and Expenditure.—Annexed will be found a statement of the receipts and expenditure for the year. The sum of £1500 received from the Government as subsidy on the sum raised by the Carnival Committee the previous year has been invested at the rate of 8 per cent.
The following gentlemen who retire from office are eligible for re-election, viz.:—A. Chetham Strode, President; Alexander Rennie and R. B. Martin, Vice-Presidents; Treasurer, vacant on resignation of Mr. John Hislop. Committeemen: Henry Wise, James Brown, James Fulton, Captain Thomson.
A. Chetham Strode, President.
25th February, 1878.To the Committee of the Otago Benevolent Institution.
I have to report that during the past year the health of the inmates of the Institution has been good. The few cases of sickness have been principally those pertaining to advanced age and broken-down constitutions.
There have been three deaths: Andrew Adams, aged 90, from old age; Thomas Fowler, 74, from apoplexy; and Patrick Murray, 48, from progressive paralysis of many years' standing.
The younger members have almost uniformly escaped sickness, and it is satisfactory to report that again we have escaped an outbreak of scarlet fever. As this epidemic has almost disappeared from Dunedin, it is reasonable to hope that we shall now entirely escape from its visitation.
I have again the pleasure of bearing testimony to Mr. and Mrs. Quin's untiring attention to the comfort of the inmates, and to the important matters of cleanliness and ventilation, whereby, no doubt, our freedom from disease is greatly due.
T. M. Hocken,Medical Officer,
Rich. Quin, Secretary. Dunedin, 22nd February, 1878. Audited and found correct,
M. W. Hawkins, Auditor.
|Old age and infirmity||22||6||23|
The Rev. Mr. Byng, in a few words, moved the adoption of the report. He expressed regret at seeing so few persons present at a meeting of that nature, which was so very benevolent in its movement, and so essentially Christian in in character. He hoped that year by year, as the effects of the Institution were seen, the meetings would be much larger.
The Rev. Dr. Copland: I have seen this report, and have read it with a good deal of interest, and it affords me very much pleasure to have this opportunity of expressing the high appreciation I have of the valuable services which this Institution renders—to the poor especially, and to the community at large. It ministers to the wants of the poor in a very complete manner, providing for the necessities both in regard to the body and likewise in regard to the higher things which come under its immediate care. Moreover, it opens its doors wide to receive all, without distinction as to nationality or creed, and in the highest way, I think, is deserving of the thanks of the community for carrying out its special work with so much care and efficiency. I am glad to observe from the report that the amount of collections and subscriptions during this year has increased over that of last year by about £600, and I trust this state of matters will continue; for looking at the appearance of the community and continually-increasing population, there is of page 13 course to be expected an equal strain upon the funds of the Institution during the present year to that of the past, and probably a still greater strain. When we remember, from what was given in the Report at the beginning of last year, that there was a large balance on hand, which is now reduced at the beginning of this year to very much less, it is quite evident, unless a larger amount of subscriptions and collections be received during this year than the last, the present demands upon the Institution cannot be adequately met. I trust, however, there will be no danger in shortcomings; in fact, I have every confidence in the liberality of the community at large when matters are fully and fairly brought before them. It is gratifying to me to observe what is reported here, the decrease during the past year of a class of cases which must always be viewed with a good deal of anxiety and sorrow when they prevail in a community—namely, cases of wife desertion. There is a smaller number of these brought before the notice of the Institution than during the past year. At the same time, I observe that the number of children which through these cases have been thrown upon the charity of the public, is no less than during the former year. Now, I do trust the Institution will use all the powers which are at its command to bring those to account who throw such a burden upon the charity of the public. I think it is a duty which is due to society, and, at the same time, still more pressingly to the families that are thus left in a helpless condition. I think that in doing this the Directors, if they have power to overtake the delinquents, will read a useful lesson which will act as a deterrent, and prevent what we believe will naturally be increased if no check is placed on this practice. I think this, however, only in relation to the action of this Institution. I do not look to the preventive or deterrent measures which the law-can supply, as sufficient check upon this practice. For that, I consider, we must look to moral, religious, and prudential restraint acting upon people generally. Still, I think, so far as the law can prevent it, it should be made use of: and while the utmost care is exercised in bestowing relief, which is absolutely necessary for all existing cases in whatever way these arise, it is well to take whatever means are within the page 14 power of the Directors to keep that down to the minimum. Of course, when a case is placed before the Institution, calling for assistance, from whatever cause arising, it must be for the time met. And this is the point which I think ought to be very strongly pressed upon the attention of the public. Unless this be done—and it can only be done by the public supplying the necessary funds to the Directors—that distress will seek relief in other ways. It will seek relief by begging from door to door, and I think it is a very serious evil to the community, tending so readily as it does to foster not mere poverty, but rogues and swindlers of the worst kind. Besides, it should be borne in mind by the public, if this Institution is not able to dispense the necessary relief, there is no other result which can follow, except either that of the begging which I have referred to; or, on the other hand, compulsory relief by the operation of a Poor Act. I think it would be hard to say which of those two evils would be the worst in this community. I rather fear, if the present system of supplying the necessities of the poor by voluntary agency were discontinued, we should probably have to endure begging in various ways, and at the same time the introduction of a Poor Law. I trust the Province will liberally respond, so that this Institution may accomplish, as it has hitherto done, all the necessitous work which is brought to its door. While it saves the community the evils of imposture, and from many of the evils attending a Poor Law, it is, at the same time, acting as a grand practical moral instructor to the community at large, by fostering brotherly kindness and charity. I sincerely trust it will, in future, be at least quite as successful, in proportion to the work laid upon it, as it has been in its past history. I have great pleasure in seconding the adoption of the Report.
The President stated, in reference to wife-desertion, that the husband generally left the Colony, when it was impossible to set the law in motion. The law only affected this Colony. The Directors had frequently urged the Legislature to do something in the matter, but as yet nothing had been done.
The Report was unanimously adopted.
On the motion of Mr. Mollison, the following were elected page 15 office-bearers;—President, Mr. A. C. Strode, Vice-Presidents, Messrs. R. B. Martin and Rennie; Treasurer, Mr. James Brown; Committee, Messrs. James Fulton, James Brown, H. Wise, John Hislop, R. A. Low, T. M. Wilkinson, A. H. Ross, and Captain Thomson.
Mr. Hawkins moved a vote of thanks to the retiring officebearers.
Mr. A. Rennie returned thanks. He referred to the unpleasant task the Directors sometimes had in dealing with rags and tears, and he hoped the public would support the Institution more handsomely than they had done.
A vote of thanks to the Chairman terminated the proceedings.
Rules of the Benevolent Institution, Dundin.
To Relieve the Aged, Infirm, Disabled, and Destitute of All Creeds and Nations, Afford Them Medical Relief, and to Minister to Them the Comforts of Religion.
Rules and Regulations.
Qualification Life Governors
Qualification 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 filling 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.
- Parr, John A.
- Bateman, G. C.
- Bell, Sir F. D.
- Burton A. H.
- Bushel, F.
- Byng, Rev. C. J.
- Cable, H.
- Campbell, Robt. J.
- Chapman, obert
- Clark, Rev. C.
- Clarke, Joseph
- Clarke, Wm. J., Sunbury, Victoria
- Connebee, Rev. R.
- Coote, Charles
- Cutten, C. W.
- Davidson, James
- Davis, Rev. J. U.
- Dench, H.
- Dodson, George
- Dodson, Thos.
- Douglas, George
- Douglas, W. S.
- Dowse, George
- Driver, Henry
- Edinburgh, H.R.H. Duke of
- Edmond, John
- Edwards, Rev. E. G.
- Fargie, John
- Farj eon, B. L.
- Farley, Henry
- Farrer, W. E.
- Fish, H. S., jun.
- Forsyth, Robert
- Fulton, Francis
- Fulton, James
- Geddes, W G.
- Gourley, Hugh
- Gow, Rev. Jno.
- Guthrie, W.
- Hardy, H. F.
- Harris, Woolf
- Hazlett, James
- Henry, J. G.
- Hislop, John, jeweller
- Holmes, James S.
- Holmes. Hon. Matthew
- Hudson, R.
- Hume, Marcus
- Inglis, A.
- James, S.
- Kennedy, William
- Kirkcaldy, W. C.
- Lane, Wm.
- Larnach, W. J. M.
- Laurenson, Fleming
- Little, Samuel H.
- Lyster, W.
- Mackie, Rev. L.
- Macandrew, James
- Maitland, J. P.
- Mansford, T. A.
- Marshall, James
- Martin, R. B.
- Melhuish, William
- Meenan, F.
- Mercer, Andrew
- Moore, Caleb
- Moreau, Rev. D.
- Murphy, M.
- Murray, R. K.
- M'Callum, Capt.
- M'Gregor, Alex.
- M'Caughan, P. K.
- McLean, Hugh J.
- M Dougal, Wm.
- M'Lean, John
- M'Lean, John M.
- McNeil, John (Briscoe's)
- Neill, P. C.
- Parsons, Rev. J. L.
- Rainsey, Keith
- Reany, J.
- Reeves, Charles S.
- Rennie, A.
- Roberts, John
- Robin, James
- Russell, Geo. G.
- Scoular, J.
- Shrimski, Samuel E.
- Smith, S. G.
- Srow, William
- Stephenson, John
- Stratford, H. A.page 21
- Street, C. H.
- Strode, A. C.
- Stuart, Rev. D. M.
- Stuart, Alex., M.D.
- Sutherland, Rev. G.
- Taggart, W. H.
- Talbot, H.
- Telford, William
- Templeton, Thomas
- Thomson, C.
- Thomson, Captain
- Thomson, R.
- Trotter, Win. S.
- Turnbull, George
- Valentine, Arch.
- Vogel, Sir Julius
- Wain, Job, jun.
- Wallace, James
- Walter, Henry J.
- Watson, J.
- Webster, Dr.
- West, George
- Young, Joseph
Ladies Who are Entitled to the Rights and Privileges of Life Governors.
- Mrs. Barton
- Miss Buchanan
- Mrs. E. B. Cargill
- Mrs. Caldecutt
- Mrs. Caldwell
- Mrs. C. Cook
- Miss Copeland
- Mrs. Daniels
- Mrs. S. Dewes
- Mrs. J ick
- Mrs. Edwards
- Mrs. Fisher
- Mrs. Graham
- Mrs. H arris
- Mrs. Harvey
- Mrs. Holmes
- Mrs. A. Inglis
- Mrs. T. Inglis
- Miss Lahman
- Mrs. Lambert
- Mrs. Lawson
- Mrs. Mason
- Mrs. Melhuish
- Miss Meredith
- Mrs. Muir
- Mrs. Nathan
- Mrs. Rattray
- Mrs. Skinner
- Mrs. J. Smith
- Mrs. Tolmie
- Lady Vogel
- Mrs. Winter
Otago Benevolent Institution.
|Alexander & Shepherd||1||1||0|
|Aldrich, G. M.||1||1||0|
|Anderson, J., Balmoral, Inch Clutha||3||0||0|
|A Friend, per J. Fulton||1||0||0|
|Allan and Kingstreet Employes||5||0||0|
|Armstrong, J. P., proceeds of Caversham lecture||21||14||0|
|Baird, B. R., Cromwell||5||0||0|
|Bagley, R. P.||1||1||0|
|Banks, Barron, and Co.||2||2||0|
|Bank of New Zealand||5||5||0|
|Bank, Union of Australia||5||5||0|
|Bank, Colonial of New Zealand||5||5||0|
|Bank of New South Wales||5||5||0|
|Bateman and State||2||2||0|
|Barr and Oliver||2||2||0|
|Beal, L. O.||2||2||0|
|Bird, C. E.||1||1||0|
|Bing, Harris & Co.||3||3||0|
|Black, Jas., London Street||2||2||0|
|Black, J., Maclaggan Street||1||0||0|
|Blair, J. B.||1||0||0|
|Blair, W. N.||1||1||0|
|Bolt, W. J.||0||10||0|
|Borrie, D., Balmoral||5||0||0|
|Borrie, D., collected||0||12||6|
|Bowler, Mrs., Inch Clutha||1||1||0|
|Briscoe and Co.||2||2||0|
|Bright Bros, and Co.||3||3||0|
|Brodrick, G. S.||1||1||0|
|Brown, Ewing & Co.||2||0||0page 23|
|Brown, E., Green Island||1||1||0|
|Brown, J. E.||1||0||0|
|Burt, A. and T.||2||2||0|
|Buchanan, R., per Mr. Somerville, B.M.C.||1||0||0|
|Butter worth Bros. Employes||3||0||0|
|Bullen, F. J. T., Palmers ton, subscribed and collected||3||0||0|
|Boxes—Gate & Institution||7||14||0|
|Bank of N. Z.||1||3||8|
|P. O. Savings Bank||0||15||10|
|Bank of Australasia||0||3||8|
|Cairness, W., Havelock, subscribed and collected||2||10||0|
|Campbell, R., Kaihiku||1||1||0|
|Cargill, Gibbs & Co.||5||5||0|
|Caversham Borough Council||10||0||0|
|Chapman, Hon. H. C.||3||3||0|
|Chaplin & Co., J. T.||2||2||0|
|Churches — Special Collections:|
|Balclutha Presbyterian 7||1||9|
|St. Andrew's Presbyterian||8||11||2|
|First Ch., Dunedin||24||0||0|
|Holy Trinity, Port Chalmers||4||0||6|
|Presbyterian Ch., Otepopo||5||3||4|
|Presbyterian, North Dunedin||9||0||0|
|St. Michael's, Clyde||1||0||0|
|City Police Court||1||8||0|
|Clarke, W. J., Sunbury, Victoria||26||5||0|
|Clarke, H., Milton, balance Friendly Society Meeting||2||3||0|
|Clark, R, Hill End||1||1||0|
|Clifford and Morris||1||1||0|
|Connell, J. A.||5||0||0|
|Connell Survey Party||4||10||0|
|Cooke, Mrs., Waitahuna (collected)||21||5||6|
|Cooper, C., per Star Runners, South Dunedin||3||3||0|
|Concert, proceeds of, per W. Patterson||4||11||0|
|Concert, Port Chalmers, proceeds of, per T. A. Mansford||15||0||0|
|Craig and Gillies||1||0||0|
|Curran, J. B.||1||0||0|
|Count De Zaba, Lecture||18||0||0|
|Dalgety, Nichols & Co.||5||5||0|
|Denniston, J. E.||1||1||0|
|De Beer and Co., S.||1||1||0|
|Dick, T.||10||0||0page 24|
|Donation, per J. Harrop||20||0||0|
|Douglas, J., Mount Royal||3||0||0|
|Duncan, John, Waikouaiti||10||0||0|
|Dunedin, Fire Brigade, late||4||4||0|
|Dunedin Jockey Cub||120||0||0|
|Dunedin Rowing Club||6||2||0|
|Dunedin Union Foot-Bull Club||2||10||0|
|Dunedin North Rifle and Naval Brigade Cricket Match||1||11||0|
|Dunning, A. T.||1||1||0|
|Esther and Low||1||1||0|
|Farrell, P., Toko.||1||0||0|
|Farquhar, G. P.||4||4||0|
|Fergusson & Mitchell||2||2||0|
|Fitzgerald, W. S.||1||0||0|
|Finch and Co., J.||1||1||0|
|Fish, H S.||1||1||0|
|Fulton, F. C.||5||0||0|
|Fulton and Snow, Messrs, collected at Agricultural Show, West Taieri, as under:|
|Sums under £1||32||16||6|
|Garick Dramatic Club||23||0||6|
|Gibson, John, A shley Downs, subscribed and collected||4||0||0|
|Goodman, T. J.||1||0||0|
|Goldstein & Mueller||0||10||0|
|Grieve, M., Rocklands, collected||5||0||0|
|Gregg and Co.||2||2||0|
|Gunn and Ross||1||1||0|
|Hark worth, R.||1||1||0|
|Haggitt, B C.||3||3||0|
|Hardy, H. F.||10||10||0|
|Heeles & M'Reath||1||1||0|
|Handyside & Roberts||7||0||0|
|Harris, J. Chantry||2||0||0|
|Harris, J. H.||1||1||0|
|Harris, J. E. H.||1||1||0|
|Harris, R. G.||1||1||0|
|Hawkins, M. W.||3||3||0|
|Hay, C S., Deep Dell Station, subscribed and collected||3||6||2|
|Hay, A. B.||1||1||0|
|Hayman & Co., P.||2||2||0|
|H., Halfway Bush||5||0||0|
|Herbert, Haynes and Co.||5||5||0|
|Herbert, Haynes' Employes||4||9||0|
|Hogg and Hutton||1||1||0|
|Holmes, Hon. M.||20||0||0page 25|
|Holmes, M. E.||0||10||0|
|Howorth & Hodgkins||2||2||0|
|Howell, Geo., Mosgiel||1||1||0|
|Heymanson & Low||0||2||0|
|Hutton, J. D.||0||0||0|
|Hutcheson, J. E.||1||0||0|
|Jewett, J. H.||2||2||0|
|Jessop, H. J., Oamaru||1||0||0|
|Jones, Rev. J., Queenstown||2||2||0|
|Jones, J. F.||1||1||0|
|Jones and Co., F.||1||1||0|
|Inglis, A. and T.||10||10||0|
|Keast & McCarthy||1||1||0|
|Kempthorne & Prosser||5||5||0|
|Kenyon, E. P.||3||3||0|
|Krakour, W., Hampden||1||1||0|
|Lambert, J. H.||1||10||0|
|Lange & Thoneman||2||2||0|
|Lawson, R. A.||0||2||0|
|Law, Somner, & Co.||1||1||0|
|Latham, S. and R.||1||10||0|
|Leary, R. H.||12||12||0|
|Lightband & Allan||1||1||0|
|Livingston, A. R.||1||1||0|
|Logan, J., Tapanui, subscribed and collected||4||11||0|
|Logan, J., Dunedin||5||0||0|
|Mains, J. and D., Otepopo||2||2||0|
|Maitland, J. P.||1||1||0|
|McKay, W. H.||1||1||0|
|Massey, J. M.||1||1||0|
|Martin & Watson||3||3||0|
|Marks, R M.||1||1||0|
|Marshall and Copland||5||0||0|
|Meenan, M. & J.||0||10||0|
|Miller, D, sen., Roslyn||0||10||0|
|Miller, Miss C. B.||1||1||0|
|Mitchell, J. R, Clyde Vale Station||4||13||0|
|Miller, D., George St.||2||2||0|
|Morris, A. W.||3||0||0|
|Moss, Moss Murray, Roberts, & Co., proceeds of wool||7||10||0|
|Murray, Roberts, & Co.||2||2||0|
|Macandrew, Hon. J., proceeds of gold specimens||53||2||0|
|McCaughan, P. K.||5||0||0|
|McGhee, R. J.||0||10||0|
|McFarlane, A. J.||1||1||0|
|McLaren, J., Frederick-street||1||1||0|
|McLenahan & McCuig||1||1||0|
|McLiskey, E. K.||1||1||0|
|McKerras & Hazlett||1||1||0page 26|
|MoLundress, Hepburn, & Co.||0||2||0|
|Neill & Boyd||1||1||0|
|North & Scoullar||2||2||0|
|New Zealand A. L. Co.||10||10||0|
|New Zealand L. & M. Agency Co.||3||3||0|
|O'Driscoll & Co., Geo.||2||2||0|
|Oliver & Ulph||2||2||0|
|Orbell, McLeod, subscribed & collected||3||10||0|
|Park & Curie||2||2||0|
|Patterson, J. H.||0||10||0|
|Patterson, J., Port Molyneux, colld.||6||10||0|
|Pillans, F. S., Inch Clutha||5||0||0|
|Poynter, J. F., Tapanui, subscribed and collected||11||19||0|
|Pryde, P. G.||1||1||0|
|Rainton, C. B.||0||2||0|
|Reeves, C. S.||20||0||0|
|Reith & Wilkie,||1||1||0|
|Reed, J., chemist||1||1||0|
|Reynolds, Hon. W. H.||2||2||0|
|Richmond, J. A. L.||1||1||0|
|Roberts, J., Patearoa Station, collected||1||15||0|
|Roberts, J. T.||1||1||0|
|Roberts, J F.||1||1||0|
|Roberts, W. C.||1||1||0|
|Robin & Co., J.||2||0||0|
|Holland, A., Blackston Hill||5||0||0|
|Collected by Mr. Wade||2||0||0|
|Ross & Glendining||2||2||0|
|Ross, A. H.||1||1||0|
|Rowley & Hamilton||7||10||0|
|Russell, Geo. G.||20||0||0|
|Russell, Ritchie, & Co.||2||2||0|
|R. M. Court, Outram||1||16||0|
|Sargood, Son, & Ewen||5||5||0|
|Scoular, W. & J.||2||2||0|
|Sievwright & Stout||2||2||0|
|Sessions, W. E.||1||1||0|
|Shaw, John, Inch Clutha||1||1||0|
|Shand, James, Taieri||5||0||0|
|Sise, J. L.||1||1||0|
|Simpson, D. L.||1||1||0|
|Smail, W, Mt. Royal||5||0||0|
|Smith & Smith||1||1||0|
|Smith & Co., S. G.||2||2||0|
|Smith, James, Greenfield||7||15||0|
|Spence, E. J.||1||1||0|
|Stewart, W. D.||2||2||0|
|Stewart, W., Waiwera||1||0||0|
|Stewart, Dr., Lawrence, collected||49||6||6|
|Stewart & Doughty||2||2||0|
|Stevenson, Mrs. J.||2||10||0|
|Street, C. H.||3||3||0page 27|
|Stratford, H. A., Arrow town,||20||0||0|
|Strode, A. Cketham||5||5||0|
|Sutherland, J., Waihola, subscribed & collected||3||15||0|
|Taylor, J., Rattray St.||1||1||0|
|Thomson & Co.||1||1||0|
|Thomson, Captain, collected at Port Chalmers||30||13||6|
|Thomson, Strang, & Co||1||1||0|
|Tolmie, D. A. Subscribed & collected||3||6||0|
|Trotter, W.S, Greenvale, subscribed & collected||20||0||0|
|Union S. S. Co.||5||5||0|
|Valpy, Miss A. J.||1||0||0|
|Wain, J., jun.||2||2||0|
|Wales, N. Y. A.||5||5||0|
|Walter, H. J.||1||1||0|
|Watson, Walter, Lee Stream, subscribed and collected||6||13||3|
|Webb, J. S.||1||1||0|
|Wheeler, R. T.||1||1||0|
|Wilkinson & Anning||9||3||6|
|Wilson, Thos., Inch Clutha||5||0||0|
|Wright, Stephenson, & Co.||2||2||0|
|Young, Joseph, Portobello||2||0||0|
|Young, G. & T.||1||1||0|