Patea Harbour Board

Production date
1882-1960
Description
The records of the Patea Harbour Board, including, correspondence, engineers reports, pilot logs etc. Note: there are no passenger lists.

Object detail

Production date
1882-1960
Subject person
Item list

  Box 1

1. Letter book. May 1877 - 1879.

2. Letter book. 1883 - 1892.

3. Letter book. 2 August 1892 - 10 August 1896.

4. Letter book. 1896 - 1902.

  Box 2

1. Letter book 1904 - 1907.

2. Letter book 1913 - 1917.

3. Letter book. 1917 - 1920.

4. Letter book. 1921 - 1922.

  Box 3

1. Letter book. 16 January 1923 - 16 December 1924.

2. Inward Correspondence. January 1892 - September 1907.

3. Inward Correspondence. October1907 - September 1923.

  Box 4

1. Outward Correspondence. January 1892 - March 1906.

2. Inward Correspondence files. 1903-1907.

Folder 1. 1-18 January 1903.

1. Letter. To Chairman, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Regarding Supplying 20 Tonnes of second hand iron or steel rails. 1 January 1903.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera County Council. Advising their crusher is still in use. 3 January 1903.

3. Letter. To Chairman, from J.W. Aitken. Explaining his absence during the Christmas holidays. 6 January 1903.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe MacNeil & Co. (Wellington). Regarding machinery board is enquiring about travelling cranes and stone crushers. 3 January 1903.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from John (Ruthie) & Co. Ltd (Wellington). Regarding supplying of a 7- ton crane. 3 January 1903.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from Sargood, Son & Ewen (Wellington). Advising death of the head of the firm. The Hon. F.T. Sargood. 5 January 1903.

7. Telegram. To Secretary, from Napier Bell (Dunedin). Advising 10 ton cranes may be available from Tasmania. 7 January 1903.

8. Telegram. To Secretary, from Napier Bell (Dunedin). Advising contact chairman of Marine Board, Strahan. 8 January 1903.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wellington). Regarding 20 tons of old rails. 6 January 1903.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from J.W. Atkin (wharfinger). Regarding his dismissal. Asks for it to be put in writing. 8 January 1903.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Advising cannot supply any rails after all (refers to earlier letter the Board misinterprets). 9 January 1903.

12. Letter. To W. Symes (Member of House of Representatives), from P.D.T. Dept. (Wellington). Regarding proposed loan – papers are now before the Solicitor General. 9 January 1903.

13. Letter. To Chairman, from E. Derrett (Pine Hill). Regarding supplying a (horse) for use of the Board. Will inspect a team of 3 tomorrow. 12 January 1903.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Advising do not stock sizes of Dumping Bands the Board requires. 12 January 1903.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Acknowledging their tender has been accepted and that the goods will arrive per “Rimutaka” on 15th February. 12 January 1903.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Loan & Mercantile Agency (Wanganui). No dumping bands of rings Board requires but can supply slightly larger size at (£11-10-0. per ton.) 12 January 1903.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Reiterates cannot supply rails Board wants for 2 months or more and suggests Board might try elsewhere. 13 January 1903.

18. Telegram. To Chairman, from E. Derrett. Advising he has bought 3 horses. 14 January 1903.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. Ltd (Wellington). Advising the galvanised pipe will be arriving for “Corinthie” and will send it up next trip of the “Aorere”. 15 January 1903.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds (Nelson). His comments Regarding supply of second hand rails; supply of cement and purchase of a 7-Ton crane. 15 January 1903.

21. Letter. To Chairman, from James O’Brien (For Horner & Co.) (Patea). Regarding his lease of a coal yard at the Railway wharf and the cost compared to that of M.G. Williams and his coal site. 18 January 1903.

Folder 2. 20 January 1903 - 4 March 1903.

1. Telegram. To Secretary, from Manawatu Railway. Advising they can supply rails. 20 January 1903.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from James Ramsay (Chairmaster, Oamaru). Advising he will continue to make enquiries regarding a crane for sale. 22 January 1903.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Department of Roads (N.P. G.J. Murray – road surveyor). Regarding a grant of £200 towards Patea river snagging and specifying clauses of agreement to be adhered to. 27 January 1903.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from Edward White (Patea). Advising his resignation as custodian of Green Island gravel pit, as pit un worked since last September. 24 January 1903.

5. Letter. To Chairman, from Indecipherable. Regarding his surrender of the lease of the Heads paddock. 28 January 1903.

6. Letter. To Chairman, from William. (Jinney) (Capt. Of SS Aorere). Explaining his decision to enter the port without signals from the pilot. 30 January 1903.

7. Telegram. To Secretary, from W. Gray (Wellington). Asking for payment of some outstanding interest. 27 January 1903.

8. Telegram. To Secretary, from W. Gray (Wellington). Enlarging on his above telegram Re: outstanding interest. 30 January 1903.

9. Telegram. To Secretary, from W. Gray (Wellington). Advising interest due from Sinking Fund accretions. Now totals £3161-5.2. 2 February 1903.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds (Nelson). Regarding his appointment as consulting engineer for proposed works at the Heads. He is now prepared to reduce his commission from 7% to 5%. 20 January 1903.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds (Nelson). Asking Board to send copy of agreement with Mr McCurdy in his position of Foreman. 21 January 1903.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds (Nelson). Quoting a letter received from Willard (Sydney) Regarding a 7-ton loco crane they can supply for £835. He will advise when a further letter is received asking for information regarding second hand cranes. 30 January 1903.

13. Letter. To Chairman of Wanganui Harbour Board, from V. Johnson (Marine Board at Straham, Tasmania). Setting out details of cranes and other types of machinery the Board has for sale. 12 January 1903, 4 February 1903.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours & Rivers Dept (Brisbane). Advising his department has no 10 ton travelling crane for sale. Also their railway department has none. 28 January 1903.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Works Dept. (Sydney). Also advising they have no 10 ton travelling crane for sale and refers to Marine Board at Straham may assist. 29 January 1903.

16. Printed Notice. Patea Harbour Board. Advising “Amended Regulations as to election of members of Harbour Boards”. 30 January 1903.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from G.D. Hamerton (Solicitor. Patea). Acting for J. O’Brien & Co. Regarding a lease of the wharf (see 54). Wharf is a reclamation from the river and not affected by “The Land Transfer Act” and therefore requires a Deed of Covenant. 2 February 1903.

18. Telegram and Letter. To C.R. Major (Member of House of Representatives) (Hawera), from Treasury Dept. (Wellington). Confirming the contents of the Patea Harbour Board loan. 29 January 1903.

19. Letter. To Patea Harbour Board, from Patea Borough Council. Advising valuation on the Boards dumping shed (£50). Allotment (£2) and 3 paddocks (£2 each). Total of £58. 1 February 1903.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from Inspector of Machinery (Wellington). Advising of coming visit of machinery inspector to inspect Dumping Shed. 7 February 1903.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from Wilson & Gray (Solicitors, New Plymouth). Regarding tender being called for lease of 4¼ acres of land adjoining the late Mr Jollie’s farm. (are acting for executors). 9 February 1903.

22. Telegram. To Secretary, from Inspector of Machinery. Advising will inspect bailer machinery on Wednesday 11th. 9 February 1903.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Rangitikei County Council. Regarding the Bull’s punt. Their inspector will supply details. 9 February 1903.

24. Telegram. To Secretary, from Inspector of Machinery. Will not inspect until Thursday morning. 10 February 1903.

25. Telegram. To Secretary, from D.G. Williams (Westport). Advising he has a 7 ton steam crane for sale. 10 February 1903.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Regarding the above offer of Williams. He is also expecting information from Willard of Sydney re: second hand and new 7 ton cranes. Will advise. 11 February 1903.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from Laery & Co. (Merchants, Wellington). Quote prices of oats (2/10 per bushel). Chaff at 85/- per ton. 12 February 1903.

28. Telegram. To Secretary, from Griffiths & Co. (Birchfield). Advising they have 5 ton and 7 ton cranes for sale in good order. 12 February 1903.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington and Manawatu Railway Co. (Wellington). Acknowledging order for 20 ton second hand 53 lb rails and fastenings. Will send before 1st March. 16 February 1903.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from W. A. Quin (storekeeper, Hawera). Quoting 500 bushels of oats at 2/3, sacks extra. Also 200 tons of chaff at 60/- on the truck at Hawera, sacks extra. 17 February 1903.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Regarding his commission at 5% confirmed. Also advising he has written to Willard and Canterbury Foundry for information regarding cranes. 17 February 1903.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from Laery & Co. (Wellington). Quoting 2/5 tons of bran at £6-10.0. Sacks subject to sales. 18 February 1903.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Advising order for tar, oakum etc now forwarded per Aorere. 20 February 1903.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from Rangitikei County Council. Full details supplied of the Bull’s punt. Punt alone £15 but with whole gear in working order including wire rope is £50. 20 February 1903.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from G.H. Pearce (Kakaramea). Advising can supply 100 sacks of oats at 2/3 per bushel. Sacks extra. 21 February 1903.

36. Telegram. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Advising Anderson (Christchurch Foundry) quotes a new crane from Stothart Putt, England. About £830. 23 February 1903.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from G.H. Dickson (Aramaho, prev Patea). Enclosing cheque for £1 for rent due on a section at Whenuakura. If renewable will take advantage of it. 24 February 1903.

38. Telegram. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Advising Willards to be built. Andersons imported. (refers to cranes). 24 February 1903.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington and Manawatu railway Co. (Wellington). Sends a/c for 56 rails and fastenings. Goods dispatched today and balance in a few days. 26 February 1903.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from Audit office (Wellington). Sends certified balance sheet of the Board and requests a printed copy of same for their office. 17 February 1903.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Sending invoice and banknotes for 100 castes of Kings RT Bevans Portland Cement shipped per Aorere. 24 February 1903.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Co. (Patea). Advising they intend to put down an artesian well for fresh water and ask if the Board will share the cost if unsuccessful. 2 March 1903.

43. Telegram. To Secretary, from C.R. Major (Member of House of Representatives). Also a memo from P&T. Dept. Regarding special resolution debenture. Coupon forms for loan being attended to. 3 March 1903.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from Mowatt & Stacey (Wellington). Advising they have started business as boat builders and would appreciate any work the board wants done. 25 February 1903.

45. Letter. To Secretary, from James Moore (Melbourne). Giving specifications of ironbark the can supply. If board is interested they will wire prices. 23 February 1903.

46. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. 8 pages of correspondence he has had with Willards, Anderson (Christchurch Foundry), D.J. Williams (Westport) – regarding cranes. 2 March 1903.

47. Letter. To Secretary, from J. & A. Anderson (Christchurch). Enclosing specifications from Stothert & Pitt Ltd (Bath) for 7 ton portable steam crane to cost £830. Ship slings at Patea wharf (4 pages). 2 March 1903.

48. Letter. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph. Dept. (Wellington). Sending documents connected with proposed crane of £21,870. 3 March 1903.

49. Letter. To Secretary, from Wanganui Borough Council. Advising they can supply coal tar at 5d per gallon but Board would have to supply its own casks. 3 March 1903.

50. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Acknowledging that their tender to supply dumping bands has been accepted. 4 March 1903.

Folder 3. 4 March 1903 - 15 April 1903.

1. Telegram. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds (Dunedin). Asking the whereabouts of Griffiths Birchfield. 4 March 1903.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington and Manawatu Railway Co. Advising can supply fishbolts at £30 per ton if required. 4 March 1903.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Joseph Nathan & Co. (Wellington). Asking for information Regarding quantity of salt come inwards in last 12 months from Australia and other sources. 10 March 1903.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Dept. (Wellington). Giving details of loan of £21,870. Debentures, coupons etc. To be followed. 13 March 1903.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Advising as he cannot visit Patea yet. He is sending Mr. J.M. Lowry to view the works and discuss obtaining cranes. 12 March 1903.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. (Wellington). Enclosing three copies of new regulations Regarding the working of coal from one vessel to another & precautions to be taken. 14 March 1903.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from B.N.Z. (Wellington). Enclosing a cheque for £88.11.6. 10 March 1903.

8. Telegram. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Advising Laury is leaving for Patea today. 13 March 1903.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from Wanganui Harbour Board. Advising their Priestman grab is not for sale. 13 March 1903.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from New Plymouth Harbour Board. Advising their dredge is not for sale. 13 March 1903.

11. Letter. To Chairman, from Robert Bremer. Agreeing to lease section 135 for any number of years at rental of £2 per annum. 16 March 1903.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from Nelson Harbour Board. Regarding cranes the Nelson Board has on order from England. 16 March 1903.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Advising the Department has no fishbolts on hand. 16 March 1903.

14. Letter. To Secretary, Wanganui Harbour Board. Advising their Priestman dredge at present is on hirer to the Railway Department at £1 per day and working at Foxton. 16 March 1903.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Joseph Nathan & Co. (Wellington). Thanking Board for their letter Regarding inward supplies of salt. 18 March 1903.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Asking for 3 more copies of Boards annual accounts. 18 March 1903.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department (Wellington). Seeking explanation for one of asset entries in Boards balance sheet for year ending 31.12.02. 20 March 1903.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Wanganui River Trust. Advising Trust has no anchors for sale or hire. 23 March 1903.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Will advise later on the matter of the crane. 25 March 1903.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Advising have no fishbolts or points and crossings available. 28 March 1903.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from E.W. Mills & Co. (Wellington). Advising are unable to quote for anchors 2½ to 3 cwt. Also are unprocurable in Wellington. 30 March 1903.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from Keith & Hutcheson (ship chancellor) (Wellington). Have no new anchor of the weight Board want but are trying to get hold of a second hand one. Will advise later. 31 March 1903.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board Advises Board to try Sydney for weight of anchors they want. Are unobtainable in Wellington. 31 March 1903.

24. Telegram. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department (Wellington). Regarding amount required for sinking Fund accretions to be transferred to the department. 1 April 1903.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust Office (Wellington). Regarding amount required for sinking Fund accretions to be transferred to the department. 1 April 1903.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Waitara Harbour Board. Advising Board has recently imported a dredge from London but has not yet assembled it. Pontoon to carry it not yet built. 3 April 1903.

27. Telegram. To Secretary, from Thomas Rose (Wellington). Regarding Endowment Block 34, Borough of Patea and resolution necessary to amend dates of interest. 4 April 1903.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company (Wellington). Advising balance of rails ordered are now ready for delivery. 4 April 1903.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from J.W. Wallace and Co. (Wellington). Enclosing Bill of Loading for 2 of the 3 pieces of ironbark timber short-slipped. 2 are missing, one is found. Will forward it on. 4 April 1903.

30. Letter. To Chairman, from G.D. Hamerton (Solicitor, Patea). Regarding lease he is handling; J.O’Brien, Mr Graves, Mr Jollie, R.S. Matthews. Also enclosed is a copy of letter to Wilson & Gray solicitors of New Plymouth. Regarding Jollies lease and corrections to 2 errors therein. 7 April 1903.

31. Telegram. To Secretary, from Thomas Rose (Wellington). Requests amended copy of the special resolution according to advice from Crown Law Officer. 6 April 1903.

32. Telegram. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department (Wellington). Advising some omissions and inequalities in debentures and coupons issued. Asks Board to make amendments. 6 April 1903.

33. Telegram. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department (Wellington). Advising department will return debentures and coupons for amendment. 6 April 1903.

34. Telegram and Letter. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department (Wellington). Advising debentures and coupons for amendment. 7 April 1903.

35. Telegram. To Secretary, from Hutcheson. Advising can procure 2½ cut, new at 30/- per cut. 6 April 1903.

36. Telegram. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Advising Nelson Harbour Board refuses to grant use of a crane. 7 April 1903.

37. Letter. To the Harbourmaster, from J. Abrams (Master SS Kapiti). Details some inconveniences connected with discharge of cargoes at the wharf and suggests some improvements. 14 April 1903.

38. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Loan and Mercantile (Wanganui). Advising have sent ½ ton of 12 ft. 4 in. dumping iron but cannot supply the 13 ft. 14 April 1903.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from R. Bremar (Waverley). Agreeing to take section on terms set out. 10 April 1903.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from New Plymouth Harbour Board. Advising that board acquired the right to the foreshore under the old Provincial Government. 29 April 1903.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department (Wellington). Asking for two more copies of the Boards balance sheet. 27 April 1903.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from Walter Symes. Apologizing for absence from meeting with the Railway Traffic manager. 27 April 1903.

43. Letter. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department. Regarding alteration to coupons and debentures. 14 April 1903.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust office (Wellington). Regarding payment from and present balance of the Boards Sinking Fund. 8 April 1903.

45. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe and Co. Ltd. (Wellington). Regarding procuring of Roman cement. Will advise again. 8 April 1903.

46. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe and Co. Ltd. (Wellington). Regarding procuring of Roman cement. Have now contacted London and will advise their reply. 14 April 1903.

47. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe and Co. Ltd. (Wellington). Regarding supply of flat head bolts and Dubbin. 15 April 1903.

Folder 4. 16 April 1903 - 3 July 1903.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe and Co. (Wellington). Enclosing invoice for 100 casks cement per Mana. 16 April 1903.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe and Co. (Wellington). Advising nuts and bolts quote unobtainable in Dunedin. 22 April 1903.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe and Co. (Wellington). Have cabled to London for 50 casks of Roman cement. 28 April 1903.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from W.M. Bannatyne (Wellington). Asking for copy of Boards Harbour regulations for a large shipping firm in London. 24 April 1903.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from W.M. Bannatyne (Wellington). Acknowledging receipt of above. 3 copies of Annual report. 29 April 1903.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from B.N.Z. (Wellington). Regarding 4 bales of wool of J. James shipped by sailer instead of steamer and Board held liable for deficiency if sold on a lower market. 9 April 1903.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from B.N.Z. (Wellington). Advise are lifting bill of sale for above wool. 28 April 1903.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Asking what size pipe Board wishes to lay and where. How long is it required for. 8 April 1903.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Setting out conditions under which the water pipes (laid under the railway line) can remain in place. 15 April 1903.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Advising will come after Easter holidays to discuss distribution of goods, shed accommodation etc. 8 April 1903.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Advising will arrive by mail train on 24th Aprils and meet Board at stationmaster office or in Tournski’s at 5pm. 22 April 1903.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Regarding the 7-ton crane declined by the Nelson Harbour Board. Suggests offering Stothert & Pitt a bonus to complete new one in 4-5 weeks. 7 April 1903.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Further letter on his disappointment about the crane and suggests trying Stockhart & Pitt of Bath, England. 14 April 1903.

14. Telegram. To Secretary, Leslie H. Reynolds. Regarding a discussion with McCurdy. Subject unclear. 17 April 1903.

15. Telegram. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Regarding above telegram. Awaiting a reply on August affecting timber. 21 April 1903.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from J.M. Laury (on behalf of Reynolds). Regarding his visit and discussion of timber carrying rails being spread to 7 foot gauge to suit Willards crane. 21 April 1903.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. He elaborates further on result of Laury’s visit and the 7 foot gauge of Willards crane. 21 April 1903.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from John Willard (Sydney). Acknowledging Boards acceptance of his tender for steam locomotive crane and will put in hand at once. 16 April 1903.

19. Telegram. To Secretary, from John Willard (Sydney). Advising he is visiting. 18 April 1903.

20. Telegram. To Secretary, John Willard (Sydney). Stating only “Three months”. 18 April 1903.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from John Willard (Sydney). Stating difficulties in his altering the gauge from their 7 foot to that asked for by the Board of 6 foot. 18 April 1903.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from Signature indecipherable. Asking Board’s permission to use its flags for the hospital ball. 4 May 1903.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Department of Roads (New Plymouth). Enclosing a schedule of amount required for roads, bridges, etc. To be completed for year 1903-04. 4 May 1903.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from Walter Symes. (Member of House of Representatives). Regarding a visit by the Traffic Manager. 4 May 1903.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Notes that Board has accepted the 7 foot gauge. Also comments on the size and weight of concrete blocks to be used. 11 May 1903.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Enclose a Wellington City Corporation test of Knight Bevan Cement sent to Board. 29 April 1903.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from John Willard. Acknowledges receipt of Board’s cable to make gauge 7 feet. 24 April 1903.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department (Wellington). Regarding coupons and interest. Cancelled debentures. 6 May 1903.

29. Letter. To Chairman, from Register-General (Wellington). Enclosing a form for completion for Statistics Department. 4 May 1903.

30. Letter. To Chairman, from Native Schools (Pariroa Pa). Asking for Board’s approval for building a suspension footbridge over the Patea River for children attending the Pariroa Native school. 18 May 1903.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Walter Symes (Member of House of Representatives). Regarding Board’s asking for a grant to snag the Patea river. 16 May 1903.

32. Letter. To W. Symes (Member of House of Representatives), from N.Z. Railways (Wellington). Acknowledging his letter. Regarding railway requirements at Patea. 16 May 1903.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from Bell, Gully, Bell & Myers (Solicitors, Wellington). Acknowledging receipt of Board’s letter. 11 May 1903.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from Bell, Gully, Bell & Myers. Regarding an act to vest certain lands in the Patea Harbour Board. A draft of the act is enclosed. (Note: it only covered foreshore land below high water). 14 May 1903.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from Bell, Gully, Bell & Myers. Regarding an act to vest certain lands in the Patea Harbour Board. A draft of the act is enclosed. (Note: it only covered foreshore land below high water). 21 May 1903.

36. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board. Regarding the possible sale of one of Wellington’s two Priestman dredges to the Patea Harbour Board as Wellington Board is having a large and powerful dredge built. 15 May 1903.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board. Advising the Board cannot part with the dredge without the barge or the boiler and so unnecessary to take matter further. 22 May 1903.

38. Letter. To Secretary, from Felix Tanner (New Plymouth). Asking if the Board requires the services of a diver. Wages- £3 per week. No extra when diving. 25 May 1903.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from Blenheim Borough Council. Advising a movement in town to form a Harbour Board and seeks information on how to go about forming one. Any special regulations etc. 23 May 1903.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board. Notes New Plymouth Board prepared to receive a price for small dredge complete. Will advise after next Board meeting on 4th June. 29 May 1903.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from M. Hennessy (Wellington). Advising the Mr. Keating got hit in the eye by a stone and is now in the Wellington hospital. (Doctors certificate included). 1 June 1903.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from John Duthie & Co. (Wellington). Acknowledges Board’s letter and recently shipped goods. Are making further enquiries and will advise. 1 June 1903.

43. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Advising next shipment of cement and whether Board wants 100 casks of it. 2 June 1903.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Co. (Patea). Suggesting a wharf extension to allow for increased cheese exports and that the company be allowed to extend its cheese room on to the new wharf to facilitate handling. 6 Nov 1906.

45. Letter. To Secretary, from Bell, Gully, Bell & Myers (Solicitors, Wellington). Regarding proposing a bill to vest certain foreshore in the Patea Harbour Board. Also, a copy of a letter from the Marine Department. 1 June 1903.

46. Letter. To Secretary, from Robertson & Co. (foundry, Wellington). Sending boat notes for truck wheels and monkey shipped per Mana. 4 June 1903.

47. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board. Advising they have a “B” dredge complete for sale at £600 and available for inspection. 5 June 1903.

48. Letter. To Secretary, from Taranaki Chamber of Commerce (New Plymouth). Asking for copy of Boards annual returns of exports and imports for 1902 to complete chambers annual report. 8 June 1903.

49. Letter. To Secretary, from E. Maxwell (Opunake). Asking for specified information on Patea trade relating to visits of ocean liners as he intends to oppose New Plymouth Board’s proposal to provide accommodation for them. 8 June 1903.

50. Letter. To Secretary, from Auckland Harbour Board. Regarding the granting of honorarium to Chairmen of Harbour Boards. 10 June 1903.

51. Letter. To Secretary, from Walter Symes. Regarding the proposed foreshore bill. He will discuss with the Board when next in Patea. 8 June 1903.

52. Letter. To Secretary, from Borlase & Barnicoat (Solicitors, Wanganui). Regarding Mitchell’s tenancy and re-letting the property (of the Western Packing Co.) to Mr R. Warling. 26 June 1903.

53. Letter. To Secretary, from Neill & Co. Ltd (Dunedin). Regarding supply of Number 3 “French pumps at prices between £12 and £25 according to size and length of suction hose. 9 June 1903.

54. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Regarding construction of a “box for depositing concrete in bags” and calling tenders for same. Mentions 3 good firms to approach to ask for tender. Estimates cost of box at £68. 19 June 1903.

55. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Advising when next shipment of cement is due. 17 June 1903.

56. Letter. To Secretary, from Domain Board (Patea). Asking if Harbour Board would supply empty cement casks to be used for protecting young trees and shrubs. 11 June 1903.

57. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board. Regarding holding over decision on the dredge and advising another local body also interested in purchasing it. 15 June 1903.

58. Letter. To Secretary, from Blenheim Borough Council. Thanking for information supplied Regarding the information of the Harbour Board and asks for copy of By laws, etc. 10 June 1903.

59. Letter. To Secretary, from Charles McKirdy (Patea). Regarding Short delivery of casks of cement and asks that a claim against the agent of the Mana be made. 23 June 1903.

60. Letter. To Mr. C. Mc Kirdy, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Sending banknotes for 16 casks cement which had been short shipped. 17 June 1903.

61. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Advising 30 casks of Roman cement now on board “Rimutaka”. Also how many casks of Knight Bevans cement are required. 25 June 1903.

62. Telegram. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Asking if the plans for the “bag box” have arrived. 30 June 1903.

63. Telegram. To Chairman, from G.T. Murray (New Plymouth). Asking if Lawson, Mercer and McDuff were employed on building the punt or on snagging. 30 June 1903.

64. Letter. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Dealing with supply of a crane now delayed until August. Also enclosed is a copy of a letter from John Willard, re same. 24 June 1903.

65. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board. Allowing plans and specification for “bag boxes” at their office. 30 June 1903.

66. Letter. To Secretary, from Walter Symes (Member of House of Representatives). Advising he is writing to Minister of Railways Regarding railway accommodation at Patea. 30 June 1903.

67. Letter. To Secretary, from Findlay, Dalziell & Co. (Solicitors, Wellington). Regarding the accident to Mr Michael Keating destroying his left eye and amount of £300 due to him under “The Workers Compensation for Accident Act”. 30 June 1903.

68. Letter. To Secretary, from Bell, Gully & Co. (Solicitors, Wellington). Regarding the proposed Foreshore Bill and legal requirements before Bill can go ahead. (plan of foreshore has to be 2 inches to the mile but lithograph copy is only 1 inch to mile so new plan should be drawn at cost of £5. 3 July 1903.

Folder 5. 7 August 1903 - 5 October 1903.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Department of Roads (New Plymouth). Regarding Patea river snagging and cessation of work till November. Leave removal of eel weirs until after work resumes. 7 August 1903.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Will send cement immediately they get delivery. 13 August 1903.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Borough Council. Asking for a copy of the Foreshore Bill. 13 August 1903.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Regarding the crane and his visit to Sydney to see it it properly tested before being sent for erection at Patea. 12 August 1903.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Co. Ltd (Patea). Asking for a credit note for 6/-, as owing to rough weather 200 boxes of butter had to be taken out of Mana and railed to Wellington. 17 August 1903.

6. Telegram. To Secretary, from Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co. (Nelson). Advising the box has been inspected and passed by Mr Reynolds. Shall they ship? 18 August 1903.

7. Letter. To Secretary, Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co. (Nelson). Advising the box shipped per “Charles Edward” for transhipping at Wellington. Insured for £60. Account and ships receipt enclosed. 20 August 1903.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from Walter Symes. Regarding the proposed Patea Harbour Board Foreshore Bill and Symes asking if a Board member can attend him if necessary. Also, a letter from Hawera County Council opposing the Bill. 22 August 1903.

9. Telegraph. To Secretary, from Patea Postmaster. Regarding siting of the telephone lines between pilot station and telephone exchange. (Diagram attached). 14 August 1903.

10. Telegraph. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Regarding meeting Board with regard to river encroachment. 28 August 1903.

11. Letter. To Chairman, from Secretary Horner. Advising James Davidson elected to Board to fill Hawera Vacancy. 28 August 1903.

12. Letter. To Secretary (Hawera), W.A. Duncan (?) (indecipherable). Advising he has forwarded 150 sacks of feed oats and asks to be advised when balance is required. 29 August 1903.

13. Letter. To Chairman, from Ngarenga Katitia Broughton (Otautu). Translation of a letter complaining of destruction of an eel weir and theft of stakes attached to the weir. 1 September 1903.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from George Stringer (Hawera). Regarding expenses incurred in connection with recent elections. 3 September 1903.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Advising Department is unable to run a return train service between Wanganui and New Plymouth in one day. Has already advised Chamber of Commerce of this at a recent meeting. 4 September 1903.

16. Telegram. To Chairman, from Patea Postmaster. Agreeing to route all letters addressed to “chairman” etc to the To Secretary.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from James & Co. (Tanners etc). Asking if Board can store Tallow (free of charge) and then ship it, and wool in one consignment to Wellington. 3 September 1903.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Bell, Gully and Co. (Wellington). Regarding the Foreshore Bill at present before the local Bill committee and Mr Symes will keep informed if any opposition. 3 September 1903.

19. Letter. To Chairman, from Aorere St. Ship Co. (E.C. Horner, agent). Regarding loading of Opunake and Patea cargoes on the Aorere and subsequent discharging of all cargo (bad weather). Company now asks for credit of £3. 9 September 1903.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Express Co. Ltd. (Wellington). Regarding 2 cases of goods mis-consigned to Invercargill instead of to them at Wellington. 8 September 1903.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from Wanganui Harbour Board. Advising that a letter from Railway Department states the Priestman dredge to be returned in a few days. Regarding hiring out is not promised at this stage. 9 September 1903.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Regarding crane on order from Australia. He has passed the concrete bag box on inspection. Well made and suggests payment be made when demand for it arrives. 9 September 1903.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Mitchell & Gordon (Accountants, Patea). Regarding accounts of £3-15.0 for water supplied to the Kiripaka. Was supplied at Railway wharf and charged for by the Department. 12 September 1903.

24. Telegram. To Secretary, from Lowry (For L.H. Reynolds). Advising crane to be tested on the 15th and Reynolds will leave Sydney on the 25th. 12 September 1903.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Advising against removal of a papa reef running into the river a short distance north of the road bridge. 14 September 1903.

26. Telegram. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds (Melbourne). Regarding crane, testing and shipment. 16 September 1903.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Borough Council. A resolution opposing passage of the Foreshore Bill. 17 September 1903.

28. Telegram. To Secretary, from Walter Symes (Member of House of Representatives). Regarding Foreshore Bill. A decision expected next Tuesday but cannot say when second reading likely to be. 22 September 1903.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board. Regarding collars for the dumping press – are unable to help. 11 September 1903.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Regarding his inspection of the crane at Melbourne, a minor amendment required. Shipping of crane and copy of a certificate from Willard. 17 September 1903.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe and Co. (Wellington). Advising steel hoops now arrived and will be shipped on shortly. 24 September 1903.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from Murray Roberts and Co. (Wellington). Asking for weights of 31 bales of wool and 10 bales of sheep skins to be forwarded by return mail. (Recently shipped to Wellington). 29 September 1903.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from John Willard (Sydney). Advising has drawn a draft for £279-16.8 on board for locomotive crane. 26 September 1903.

34. Telegram and Letters. To Secretary, from J.B. Leech (Wellington). Telegram from Robertson of Phoenix Foundry, Wellington. Application from John Brown Leech for position of engineer to erect and take charge of crane. Encloses 12 copies of testimonials. Robertson advises Leech has had no reply so has accepted a position on S S Gertie. 21 September 1903, 5 October 1903.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from R. Fortune (Election, Hawera). Enquiring on future of 4 Edisin Bell telephones the Board has just thrown out. Is willing to buy the lot or a single. (notes the Government are selling some instrument for 10/-). 1 October 1903.

36. Telegram. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Advising Willard has shipped the crane from Melbourne per “Warrimoo”. 5 October 1903.

Folder 6. 21 September 1903 - 3 November 1903.

1. Letter. To Chairman, from Department of Roads (Wellington). Printed circular, enclosing a schedule to be returned. Showing roadworks some completed and some to be cancelled for which a fresh authority to complete must be applied for. 21 September 1903.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Advising their engineer has decided no further action to be taken in matter of the papa reef in the river. 5 October 1903.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from George Higgins (Melbourne). Enclosing copy of Leslie H. Reynold’s certificate. Regarding the 7 ton crane. Together with his own certificate after examination. 26 September 1903.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from John Flowerday (pilot). Reporting on the grounding of the S S Mana when entering the river on the 18th. On sand bank by guide pier. No damage. 29 September 1903.

5. Letter. To Chairman, from John Schaffer (Patea). Complaining of his treatment and dismissal by Mr McKirdy. 5 October 1903.

6. Telegram. To Secretary, from Walter Symes. Advising Foreshore Bill through Committee but may have to submit to an amendment when before the House. 6 October 1903.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Shipping Co. (Wellington). Returning Boards claim for 1 bar steel short. Says it was landed at Waitara and presumably railed to Patea. 6 October 1903.

8. Telegram. To Secretary, from J.B. Leech. Confirming Robertson’s telegram. Regarding his receiving another appointment. 6 October 1903.

9. Telegram and letter. To Secretary, from Bell, Gully and Co. (Wellington). Advising Bill through Committee without amendment. But advising Minister for Marine will move an amendment for confirming Bill to that portion of foreshore only in Patea county. 7 October 1903.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Regarding his visit to consult on guide pier and papa reef. Will advise when able to come. Regarding crane now on its way and due in fortnight. 8 October 1903.

11. Telegram. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. To say arriving tomorrow week. 22 October 1903.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from Hugh Owen (Wellington). Applying for position as engineer to the Board and quotes prior experiences. 8 October 1903.

13. Letter. To Chairman, from T.G. Hammond (Patea). Mentions a proposed trawling company and is willing to advise it of various types of fish (which he details) and where they can be found. 8 October 1903.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui) Advising they have no funds available to supply a weighbridge. 9 October 1903.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from J. Duthie (Wellington). Undefined circumstances involving an importer. 7 October 1903.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from A.T. Bate (Wellington). Sends cheque for £15.0-6 for ½ year rent of section 73. A report due from England on possible sites of iron works. 9 October 1903.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe and Co. (Wellington). Enclosing receipt for £145-16.3 and asks for return of receipt for £2.4-1 issued by mistake. 13 October 1903.

18. Letter. To Chairman, from J.M. Silver (Wellington). Applying for position as engineer to erect and maintain the crane. Encloses 2 testimonials. 13 October 1903.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from John Willard (Sydney). Details account for £282.6-4 which includes extra parts as ordered by Mr Reynolds. 9 October 1903.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from Inspector of Machinery (Wanganui). Details requirements for dredge inspection on morning of the 17th inst. 14 October 1903.

21. Letter. To C.E. Major (Member of House of Representatives), from Minister of Railways (Wellington). Regarding listing Patea as one of ports where coal can be delivered. Matter will receive consideration. 14 October 1903.

22. Letter. To Walter Symes , from Minister of Railways (Wellington). Almost exact copy of above letter. Enclosed with letter from Symes to To Secretary Horner. 15 October 1903.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wellington). Regarding Patea as a port for coal delivery. Matter referred to the chief mechanical engineer. 13 October 1903.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from Wanganui Harbour Board. The Boards Priestman dredge now at Patea having been dismantled at Wanganui and railed up (pontoon arriving by sea). Board wants some idea of time the Patea Board requires it and will then fix a charge. 10 October 1903.

25. Telegram. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department (Patea). Regarding maintenance of private wire from Board to pilot station. 15 October 1903.

26. Telegram. To Secretary, from Turnbull (Wellington). Advising duty not paid. Heaviest lift about three half tons. 19 October 1903.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from Joe J. Niven & Co. (Napier). Enquiring if the pile driving engine the Board has for sale is still available. If so, what is price free on trucks at Patea. 15 October 1903.

28. Letter. Post & Telegraph Department (Hawera). To Secretary. Asking what value their old telephones would be. Post & Telegraph Department replies 10/- each without batteries but boards phones should be worth 10/- each including batteries. 17 October 1903.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Detailing alteration in the timetable on the Wanganui to New Plymouth service. Times of departure and arrival on both South and North trains. 20 October 1903.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board. Asking to receive regular newspaper accounts of the Boards meetings. 19 October 1903.

31. Telegram and Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Regarding dumping bands now arrived and will forward. 21 October 1903.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Regarding dredge and punt to Foxton by rail and sea. Would be same to go to Patea. Punt towage £25 each way to Foxton. Hireage to be charged when dredge and punt returned complete. 26 October 1903.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Chamber of Commerce. Urges placing of a weighbridge at the port and urges Board’s co-operation. 27 October 1903.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Advising 100 casks of Roman cement due in Wellington. Will forward when arrives. 29 October 1903.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust office (Hawera). Advising Thomas O’Grady now in an asylum and asks board to send them any wages due. 31 October 1903.

36. Letter. A printed copy of a Bill entitled “an act to make better provision for the election of members of Harbour Boards”. Also circular letter signed by William Ferguson. 29 October 1903.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from Walter Symes. Advising Foreshore Bill still in some position on the order paper but hope to have it cleared next Monday. 29 October 1903.

38. Telegram. To Secretary, from Walter Symes. To say Bill passed second reading. An amendment will curtail foreshore from Manawapou to Waitotara and impossible to say when final stages will be passed. 3 November 1903.

Folder 7. 3 November 1903 - 30 November 1903.

1. Letter. To Chairman, from E. McKirdy. Advising that the crane will not go together without some alterations. 3 November 1903.

2. Letter. Chairman M. Peterson (Master Aorere). Expressing satisfaction in trading to the port. Less trouble then some years ago, even 2 hours before high water. 1 November 1903.

3. Telegram. To Secretary, from Supply Co. (Wanganui). Asking for wharf and other charges on wool. 5 November 1903.

4. Telegram and Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Advising have shipped per Aorere 2 cases of red lamp glasses. 3 November 1903.

5. Telegram. To Secretary, from Lowry (Dunedin). Advising Nr Reynolds is in Wellington. 5 November 1903.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust office (Wanganui). Advising Thomas O’Grady now in asylum is owed £1-10.0 by the Board. 5 November 1903.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Acknowledging Boards letter of 5th instead. 6 November 1903.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Advising Department will cease collection of wharfage on outward goods to Patea for shipment. 23 November 1903.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. His instructions Regarding crane boiler prior to inspection by the department. 3 November 1903.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. His correspondence with Anchor Foundry Co. (Nelson) Regarding grab for lifting concrete blocks. 3 November 1903.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department (Wellington). Sending copy of special resolution passed in connection with load recently obtained by Board from the Postmaster General. 5 November 1903.

12. Telegram. To Secretary, from C. Hunter (c/o Fraser & Brown, Whangarei). Asking if any charge driving crane on breakwater. 7 November 1903.

13. Telegram. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Regarding matters concerning the crane. 7 November 1903.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from Anchor Shipping and Foundry (Nelson). Enclosing receipt for lifting claw chain and shackles. 7 November 1903.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Anchor Shipping and Foundry (Nelson). Enclose an account for grab for lifting concrete blocks. 19 November 1903.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Steam Brick Works. Advising he has now placed a chain and padlock on the gate leading to the gravel pit as instructed. 10 November 1903.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board. Enclosing a circular letter addressed to “The Electors of the Wellington Harbour Board being payers of dues and owners of ships”. 3 November 1903.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Inspector of Machinery (Wellington). Regarding inspection of the boiler for the 7 ton crane. 10 November 1903.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from Inspector of Machinery (Wanganui). Advises when he will arrive for the inspection. Also the boiler lacks stoup and what will Board do to remedy this. 11 November 1903.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Replying to a query on how far out and how deep could the dredger be worked from the wharf. 3 November 1903.

21. Letter. To C.E. Major (Member of House of Representatives), from N.Z. Railways (Wellington). Advising agreement to include Patea as a part of delivery for coal requirements for Hawera. 29 October 1903.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from Walter Symes. Advising he will give immediate attention to question of a weighbridge. Also, he hopes Foreshore Bill will go through. 11 November 1903.

23. Letter. To Chairman, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Advising he is posting a photo of the crane under steam. 10 November 1903.

24. Telegram. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Advising he will meet the Board nest Wednesday. 12 November 1903.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from Bank of Australasia (Waverley). Enquiring on charges on wool. 12 November 1903.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Bank of Australasia (Waverley). Thanks for information on above charges. 14 November 1903.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Fisheries co. Ltd. (Wellington). Asking average depth of the harbour at high and low water prior to inspecting port for their trawlers usage. 12 November 1903.

28. Telegram. To Secretary, from Wallace (Wellington). Regarding piles for delivery in about 6 weeks. 13 November 1903.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Regarding the crane matter and some adjustments which he had asked to be made. 9 November 1903.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from W. Hurst (Palmerston North). Regarding increase in charges fro 4/9 to 5/- per bale of wool. Asks for this seasons charges. 16 November 1903.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & co. (Wellington). Advising hoops and studs shipped per Mana. 16 November 1903.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from Arthur Brittain (Christchurch). Regarding workings of grab and/or suction dredges described in Jessop and Appleby Brothers catalogue recently sent. 14 November 1903.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from C. McKirdy . Advising everything ready for better inspection by Dalrymple. 12 November 1903.

34. Letter. To Walter Symes, from Office of Minister of Railways. Advising will make enquiries Regarding the weighbridge. 18 November 1903.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department (Wellington). Advising cost of maintaining a private wire from wharf to pilot station. 19 November 1903.

36. Letter. To Secretary, from Charles McKirdy. Advising date of December 5th is earliest and best possible time for opening ceremony of laying the first brick of the breakwater. 24 November 1903.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from Inspector of Machinery (Wanganui). Advising a boiler certificate being issued following satisfactory trial of the crane. 24 November 1903.

38. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Co. (Patea). Asking Board to lengthen wharf at the company’s works by 50 feet to accommodate projected increase of shipping cheeses. 1 December 1903.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from A.Hatrick & Co. (Wanganui). Asking Board’s charges (shipping, dumping, marking, weighing) etc. of wool from Patea to Wellington (Had been shipping to Wellington from Wanganui). 30 November 1903.

Folder 8. 2 July 1903 - 6 August 1903.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Napier Harbour Board. Regarding the contract plans. He is sending them on to Wellington Harbour Board. 2 July 1903.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Neill & Co. (Dunedin). As promised, sending catalogue of the Edison Manufacturing Co. Expect a further supply of the French pumps shortly. 25 June 1903.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Neill & Co. (Dunedin). Quotes some favourable comments on the French pumps supplied to the Dunedin Drainage Board and also to the Railway Department. 24 June 1903.

4. Letter. To W. Symes (Member of House of Representatives), from Minister for Railways (Wellington). Regarding the boards request for increased goods shed accommodation. Matter to receive due consideration. 3 July 1903.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from W. & G. Turnbull & Co. (Wellington). Asking Board to reduce charge on Opunake cargo landed at Patea to 1/- per ton as before. If not, will go through Wanganui. 3 July 1903.

6. Letter. To Chairman, from E.C. Horner (To Secretary). Protesting against chairman’s instructions to Post office to deliver all letters addressed to the Chairman to his private box. 6 July 1903.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Advising Horace Elliott Deane as a member of the Board. 4 July 1903.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from E. Maxwell. Thanking Board for information he requested. 4 July 1903.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from Joe J. Niven & Co. (Napier). Advising that owing to pressure of business they are unable to tender for the concrete boxes. 3 July 1903.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from Bell, Gully & Co. (Wellington). Regarding the Foreshore Bill & interview with Mr Symes. He to now interview the Minister of Marine. 2 July 1903.

11. Letter. To Chairman, from John Flowerday (Harbourmaster). Asking for an increase in salary as present one quite inadequate for his responsibilities. 7 July 1903.

12. Letter. To Chairman, from C.E. Major (Member of House of Representatives). Apologising for absence from next meeting. A long and arduous session ahead. 2 July 1903.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Lyttleton Harbour Board. A printed circular entitled “Scheme for Superannuation of Harbour Board Employees”. 25 July 1903.

14. Telegram. To Secretary, from Bell, Gully & Co. (Wellington). Refers to letter of 2.7.03 and asks if they should proceed to obtain a plan of the foreshore. 8 July 1903.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Asking information Regarding overseas ships and trade to publish in N.Z. Nautical Almanac for 1904. 6 July 1903.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from Napier Harbour Board. Returning the plans they held for use of contractors. 7 July 1903.

17. Telegram. To Secretary, from Anchor. Advising no specifications received. 9 July 1903.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Borlase & Barnicoat (Solicitors, Wanganui). Regarding Western Packing Co. and transfer of lease to R. Warling. 10 July 1903.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from Bell, Gully & Co. (Wellington). Regarding the Foreshore Bill. Are now preparing the plan and will duly send same with copy of the Bill for advertising and deposit. 10 July 1903.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Advising he proposes to go to Melbourne and contact Willard regarding delay in making the crane and its transfer to another firm. 9 July 1903.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Asking for a further payment as per arrangement of £30 per month. Last payment was end of February. Now requests cheque to end of June. 10 July 1903.

22. Letter. To W. Symes, from N.Z. Railways (Wellington). Advising matter of more shed accommodation at Patea to be held over in the meantime. 13 July 1903.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Walter Symes. Regarding the matter of damage to Mabin and Kapara Roads; the Foreshore Bill and enlargement to the Railway goods shed. 11 July 1903.

24. Telegram. To Secretary, from L.H. Reynolds. Advising to accept tender of Anchor Foundry Co. 15 July 1903.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Chamber of Commerce. Advising they will consider matter of enlarging railway goods shed and will report later. 21 July 1903.

26. Letter. To Chairman, from Department of Roads (New Plymouth). Returning voucher and a supply of new forms. Make out a new form showing length and width that has been snagged (of river). 14 July 1903.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from John Willard (Sydney). Explaining delay in construction of crane and reason he took it out of the hands of Sydney firm and to a firm in Melbourne of high repute. 10 July 1903.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co. (Nelson). Advising they are getting on with construction of the box but will require a set of plans to work by if originals are returned. 20 July 1903.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from E. Derrett (?). Advising he has no chaff for sale but recommends L. Bremmer or J. Fowler. 17 July 1903.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from Bell, Gully & Co. (Wellington) (3 pages). Regarding the Foreshore Bill and instructions to be followed. Regarding advertising; copy of Bill to be deposited and Plan to go with Bill. 14 July 1903.

31. Letter. To Chairman, from Joseph Paterson (Kakaramea). Asking Board to grant permission for his tenant to occupy his section in Patea to the end of the lease. 23 July 1903.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from Department of Roads (New Plymouth). Regarding snagging in the Patea river. He refers to previous corresponding work already done, costs and work yet to do. 21 July 1903.

33. Telegram. To Secretary, from William. Brown (Whangarei). Asking if Board has for sale a piles prising donkey. If so, the lowest price. 24 July 1903.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board. Returning plans and specifics of the concrete depositing boxes. 25 July 1903.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Chamber of Commerce. Regarding the increased accommodation for goods at the Patea railway station. 28 July 1903.

36. Letter. To W. Symes, from N.Z. Railways (Wellington). Advising that coal for Hawera will be delivered at Patea and if arrangement proves suitable and convenient next years contract will be considered when tenders are invited. 29 October 1903.

37. Letter. To C. McKirdy, from N.Z. Portland Cement Co. (Auckland). Offering to supply a few tons of their cement for a trial test. No objections from Mr Reynolds. 29 July 1903.

38. Letter. To Chairman, from N.Z. Portland Cement Co. (Auckland). Asking for a concession on lime and cement (As Auckland do) by charging for wharfage as 40 bushels to the ton. Much sent to inland towns so Patea could benefit from the concession. 28 July 1903.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co. (Nelson). Returning plans, specifications and conditions of contract. Expecting a visit from Leslie Reynolds to inspect work in progress. 27 July 1903.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from C.F. Messenger (Waitotara). Asking for charges on wool. Freight charges if the 4½ cut weight is the same at different ports. 8 October 1903.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from Department of Roads (New Plymouth). More on the Patea river snagging following on from his letter of 21st July. 31 July 1903.

42. Letter. To Chairman, from Minister for Public Works (Wellington). Acknowledging Boards letter requesting a further £200 for work in snagging the Patea river. Will consider during the estimates. 29 July 1903.

43. Letter. To Chairman, from H. Locker (Patea). Advising some person removed a large log from riverbank on his rented reserve causing bank to fall away. 4 August 1903.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from Findlay, Dalziell & Co. (solicitors, Wellington). Advising Michael Keating out of hospital but unable to work. Request cheque for ½ of 8 weeks wages. At 51/- per week amounts to £10-4.0. 30 July 1903.

45. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board. Regarding a proposal to establish a Harbours Board Association. Attached is copy of Rules of the Municipal Association of N.Z. on which the proposed Harbours Association may be based. 3 August 1903.

46. Letter. To Chairman, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui) Enquiring on what the Board would do with the quantity of clay it intends to remove from a stiff clay reef in the river and asks Department to bear half the costs of removal. 15 August 1903.

47. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui) Advising will be able to come to Patea next week. 24 August 1903.

48. Letter. To Secretary, from Bell, Gully & Co. (Wellington). Advising Foreshore Bill documents sent to Clerk of the House. 6 August 1903.

49. Letter. To Secretary, from Bell, Gully & Co. (Wellington). Advising Bill referred to Local Bill Committee and asks if To Secretary will come to Wellington with all the papers to present before the committee. 18 August 1903.

50. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Forwarding Departments report for year ending 31/03/1903. 11 August 1903.

51. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Detailing how the dredge “Tutanekai” dredged alongside the Onehunga wharf, Deposit was soft mud – nothing solid. 7 August 1903.

52. Letter. To Secretary, from W.A. Chote (Lime and Cement merchant, Wellington). Sending 5 tons of cement today and balance by next trip of the ‘Mana’. 7 August 1903.

53. Letter. To Secretary, from Wanganui Harbour Board. Advising hire of Priestman dredge uncertain until it is returned by the Railway Department. 8 August 1903.

54. Letter. To Secretary, from Department of Roads (New Plymouth). Further to Patea river snagging. Refers to wage vouchers; other payments; hours worked and suspending works till summer. 6 August 1903.

Folder 9. 7 December 1904 - 31 December 1906.

1. Telegram. To Secretary, from Findlay, Dalziell & Co. (Solicitors, Wellington). Asking for a description of certain land. 7 December 1904.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co (Wellington). Advising 12 casks of Plaster of Paris shipped and 50 of cement coming. 8 December 1904.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co (Wellington). Enclosing invoice for 50 casks of cement. 12 December 1904.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from Findlay, Dalziell & Co. (Solicitors, Wellington). Regarding land leases, the Board to King (sends documents). 12 December 1904.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from Arthur Brittain (Auckland). Regarding no orders yet for dredging grabs. Includes several quotes for different circumferences of steel wire ropes. 14 December 1904.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from Mahony & Co. (storekeepers, Patea). Giving quotes for Manilla and Europe ropes and wire ropes. 15 December 1904.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co (Wellington). Asking if Board will require more cement by the next shipment. 16 December 1904.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Will consider Boards suggestion of accepting £20 per month for visits of inspection and will advise. 16 December 1904.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from Leslie H. Reynolds. Regarding land leases for Mr King. Trust they have been sent on.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from A. Dowdswell. Advising 12 casks of cement being returned – deficient quality and asks board to order more urgently. 19 December 1904.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co (Wellington). Correcting the invoice of 16/- for Plaster of Paris. Correct amount should be 14/6. 19 December 1904.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from Keith Hutcheson & Wilson (Wellington). Quoting for ropes, blocks and various steel wire ropes. 20 December 1904.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co (Wellington). Advising will send 50 casks of cement next shipment from the Ruapehu. 22 December 1904.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co (Wellington). Sending invoice and bank note for above cement. 24 December 1904.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co. (Nelson). Objecting to part of Boards charges involved with the salvage of the S.S. Aotea. 28 December 1904.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Sends copy of the N.Z. Nautical Almanac and Tide Tables for 1905. 29 December 1904.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from, Herbert Graves. Sends cheque for rents but ask Board to hold it over until his bank approves his new security. 31 December 1904.

Folder 10. 10 January 1906 - 29 December 1906.

1. To Secretary. Public Trustee (Wellington) Regarding setting up a Sinking Fund in respect of a new loan of £5000. 10 January 1906.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department (Wellington). Acknowledging Boards order for 100 copies of the plan of Patea Harbour at cost of 20/-. 11 January 1906, 15 February 1906.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Shipping Co. Ltd (Wellington). A report from the captain of the s.s. Kapiti on why he entered the river against the pilots signals on the 21st of January. 16 February 1906.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Acknowledging letter. Regarding shed accommodation and wharf charges. Now referred to head office. 27 February 1906.

5. Letter. To Chairman, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Various letters, all read the same and enclose account for repairs to downstream end of the Patea wharf and request cheque plus Bank Exchange. Various dates April to August 1906.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Co. (Patea). Requesting Board to decide on wharfage charge on frozen calves and suggests a rate of 3d per head. 30 April 1906.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wellington). Advising Department cannot reduce handling of goods charges from 9d per ton to 8d as are already operating at a loss. 2 May 1906.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Co. (Patea). Asking if Board can supply 8 yards of beach metal suitable for foundation work and at what price per yard. 28 May 1906.

9. Letter. 29 June 1906, To Chairman, from N.Z. Railways (Wellington). Advising shed accommodation on wharf will be extended. 28 May 1906.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wellington) Regarding wharf maintenance payment. 24 September 1906.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Advising date of his (Traffic Manager’s) visit to Patea. 5 October 1906.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Co. Objecting to wharfage increase from 1/- per ton to 1/6 on dairy produce. Will co-operate with board on cost of piling ground to carry proposed new building. 8 November 1906.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Co. Sending cheque for £134-0.0, being their cost towards foundation piles for the new building. Ask for a form of release from Board, Regarding their right to build on the piles as driven. 29 December 1906.

Folder 11. 15 January 1907 - 19 December 1907.

1. Letter. To Chairman, from N.Z. Railways (Wellington). Asking Board to pay their proportion of the cost of maintenance of the Patea wharf. 15 January 1907.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Barnicoat & Treadwell (Wanganui). Regarding the West Coast Refrigerating Co. lease-title required refers to the foreshore on the banks of the Patea river. 19 February 1907.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board. Explaining lease of foreshore adjacent to the wharf. Quoting Acts of 1878, 1883, 1887 and 1891. 23 February 1907.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Co. Regarding their lease and associated costs. 28 February 1907.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Dairying Association (Patea). Asking permission to take 10 to 15 yards of shingle from the beach for walls of a new cellar. 10 May 1907.

6. Letter. To Chairman, from C. Napier Bell (Hobart). Regarding Mr Leslies Reynolds and his qualifications as a harbour engineer. 12 March 1907.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from Barnicoat & Treadwell (Wanganui). Further letter. Regarding West Coast Refrigerating Co. lease. 12 April 1907.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from Drury Thurgood & Co. (London). Regarding M.F. King, a bankrupt and disclaiming his two leases from the Board. 5 April 1907.

9. Letter. To Chairman, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Sending account for £1-15-6 for repairs to wharf on 1st April. 7 May 1907.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Declining pilots use of the line from Patea Heads to the railway station. 17 May 1907.

11. Telegram. To Secretary, from Treasury Department (Wellington). Advising that the B.N.Z. has instructed Patea manager to pay £74-10-11d to Boards fund account.

12. Letter. To Chairman, from N.Z. Railways (Wellington). Advising 1 months wharfage to be paid to Board pending final settlement of issue under dispute. 1 June 1907.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Pate Shipping Co. (Wellington). Asking Board to supply telephone line from the grader wharf to the Heads. 4 May 1907.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Regarding the installation of a weighbridge. After Augustust at earliest. 14 June 1907.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Regarding the site of the railway crossings. 23 May 1907.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wellington). Refers to letter of 1st June and payment made. 10 July 1907.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from C.E. Major (Member of House of Representatives). Advising that the Board’s letter has been sent on the Sir Joseph Ward, now in control of the Railway Department. 13 July 1907.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Advising an account to the Board was for an ironbark beam used in repairs to the wharf. 18 July 1907.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Advising Department is having railway boundaries forced off to stop cattle traffic over railway land, around the 185th mile. 23 July 1907.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Regarding access to property over the railway (following on previous letter). 29 July 1907.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from C.E. Major. Regarding dispute over Railway wharf. He encloses a letter from Sir J. Ward which is almost exact copy of letter dated 10th July. 3 August 1907.

22. Letter. To Chairman, from Patea Borough Council. Advising Council will extend electric light lines to York Street providing Harbour Board will continue line to wharf and guarantee minimum charge for power at not less than £1 p month. 6 August 1907.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Regarding access to the Board’s property; part to be reinstated. 9 August 1907.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Sending sketch of land leased to West Coast Refrigerating Coy, also the wharf but plan does not go as far as the viaduct. 10 August 1907.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Advising the weighbridge to be fixed at the station in a months time.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Regarding access to Board’s property; a further letter to that of 9.8.07. 19 August 1907.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Regarding access to Board’s property; a further letter to that of 19.8.07. 22 August 1907.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Advising Board’s letter referred to Head Office & will advise later. 16 September 1907.

29. Letter. To Chairman, from Rossiter & Ramsbottom (butcher, Patea). Applying to use the dead telephone line beyond the dumping shed to connect with their shop & slaughter house. Also attached is a memo from the P & T Dept, Patea, regarding the same. 1 October 1907.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Regarding access to the Board’s property. Dept declines proposal to take over the Reserve. 2 October 1907.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from James Maddell (Dunedin). Applying for position of inspector of construction of the concrete breakwater & encloses copies of 5 testimonials. 20 September 1907.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from C. E. Major. Acknowledging Board’s letter regarding Railway Dept. stoppage of access to Boards’ Reserve. Will interview Minister, & raise matter from seat in the House. 15 October 1907.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Regarding a level crossing to Board’s property. A heifer recently killed & Dept. suggests Board replace cattle stops with gates. 14 October 1907.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from C. E. Major. Regarding Railway wharf maintenance. Queries date on Board’s letter. Please advise. 16 October 1907.

35. Letter. To Walter Symes, from Premier Sir J. Ward. Acknowledging his letter re Railway Dept & Board’s reserves. Will look into matter & advise later. 17 October 1907.

36. Letter. To Secretary, from C. E. Major (M.H.R.). Encloses 2 letter from Prime Minister Sir J. Ward 1- regarding number of steamers discharging at the Railway wharf and 2- regarding the stoppage of access to their reserve by the Railway Dept. 22 October 1907.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from C. E. Major. Regarding number of steamers discharging at the Railway wharf. 21 October 1907.

38. Letter. To Secretary, from C.E. Major. Regarding the stoppage of access to their reserve by the Railway Dept. 21 October 1907.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Ref’g Coy. Regarding Lease of the Foreshore & possible lease of the mud flat to increase storage accommodation with new business. 11 November 1907.

40. Letter. To Walter Symes (18.11.07), C.E. Major (21.11.07), from Sir J. Ward Minister for Railways. Contents of both letters are the same & explains why the Dept. has no liability to provide access to the Board’s reserve at Patea. 18 November 1907, 21 November 1907.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from Rossiter & Ramsbottom. Regarding rental of poles and wire for telephone at ₤1 per annum. 2 December 1907.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Freezing Co. Ltd. Applying for lease of right of way for proposed tram track to wharf from freezing works. 2 December 1907.

43. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Coy. Regarding lease of foreshore. The offer of 16 ft of mud flat is not accepted as not sufficient for Coy’s requirements. 3 December 1907.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Coy. Regarding lease of foreshore. Has been little communication from the Meat Coy. beyond a right of way across the mud flat which this Coy is quite willing to agree to. 18 December 1907.

45. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Freezing Co. Ltd. Regarding the proposed Tram Track. Would cooperate with the West Coast Coy, but suggests final decision on all matters (including holding the balance of land themselves) rests with the Board. 19 December 1907.

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Correspondence files. 1908, 1921 - 22 G-H, 1923 A-W, 1923 P-W, 1923 - 24 , 1924 L-T, 1925 A-H, 1925 J-W, 1925 - 26 A-H, 1926 - 27 A-W, 1926 H, 1926 I-S, 1926 S-W, 1927 - 29 A-H, 1926 - 29 J – M, 1928 - 29 N-W, 1928 N-Y, 1928 - 29 A-Y, 1929 - 30 A – G, 1929 - 30 H – R (20 files).

Folder 1. Correspondence 11 January 1908 - 2 January 1909.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Walter Symes. Reminding the Board that he is Member for Patea & is at all times willing to act for his constituents, but resents “outside” members being asked to undertake representations that are his prerogative. 11 January 1908.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Advises Dept. has no money available to assist in snagging the river. 24 January 1908.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from G. D. Hamerton (Sol. Patea). Advises fencing requirements for tenants to observe & includes draft of a covenant he suggest the Board uses when required. 18 February 1908.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from W. & G. Turnbull & Co. (Wellington). Regarding the Board’s intention to make the eastern wall a half tide wall & enclosing a letter from Capt. Fisk of the Aorere pointing out the dangers to shipping of such a wall. 28 February 1908.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Coy. Enclosing sketch of portion of the mud flat and applying for a lease of same from the Board to the Coy. 6 March 1908.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wellington). Regarding access across Railway land to Board’s reserve, Dept suggest a right of way over private land. 27 March 1908.

7. Letter. To Chairman, from Rossiter & Ramsbottom (Patea). Advising a delay in use of Board’s dead telephone line to cattle wharf and asks Board to withhold rent payment for 3 months. 2 April 1908.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from C.E. Major. Acknowledging Board’s letter regarding access to Reserve. Will interview Minister of Railways. 13 April 1908.

9. Letter. To Walter Symes, from Minister of Railways (Wellington). Acknowledging his letter regarding Board’s access to Reserve near Railway bridge. Is having enquiries made. 25 April 1908.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from A. H. Dowdswell (Patea). Regarding supply of oats. Will want about 50 sacks in all, but asks for a few meantime for a start. 3 May 1908.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department (Patea). Advising a 3rd connection on No. 24 line can be installed at a cost of ₤5 p. annum. (grader wharf to Heads. 9 May 1908.

12. Letter. To Chairman, from G. D. Hamerton. Regarding Sladdin’s lease, about to be excavated for gas/water or drainage schemes. He suggests Board obtains and indemnity for its own protection. 14 May 1908.

13. Letter. To Secretary, Patea Shipping Co. Thanks Board for inform. regarding telephone between grading wharf & Heads. 16 May 1908.

14. Letter. To Secretary, C. E. Major (M.H.R.). Regarding access to Board’s Reserve. Suggests Board find least costly means of access then propose it will contribute 1/3 of that amount. 23 May 1908.

15. Letter and Telegram. To Secretary, from E.W.M. Lysons (surveyor) (N.P.). Advising will be down to Patea on 11th June to catch spring tides of the 17th. 1 June 1908.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Coy (Patea). Agreeing to pay ½ yearly rental for telephone to Pilot Station, viz £2.10.0. 4 June 1908.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Regarding proposed extension of east wall, the Dept. agrees to same & requests that plans be supplied. 17 June 1908.

18. Letter. To Chairman, from E.W.M. Lysons. Regarding West Coast Refrigerating Co. lease, & the result of his survey of the high water mark & possible complications with the Railway Department.

19. Letter. To C.E. Major, from N.Z.R (Wellington). Regarding access to Board’s property & suggested proposal for right of way across private land at about 185 mile mark. If Board is agreeable, District Engineer will visit & arrange a site for crossing. 25 June 1908.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Advising no further plans required for breakwater extension & that P.W.D. engineer at Stratford will inspect work from time to time, the Board bearing cost of his expenses. 2 July 1908.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from E.W.M. Lysons. 2 page result of his survey of the high water mark in the area in vicinity of the West Coast Refrigerating Coy’s lease. 4 July 1908.

22. Letter. To Ministry of Railways (Wellington), from C.E. Major. Copy of his letter to Department re access to Board’s reserves, & that compensation of £250 was paid to tenants & not to the Board. 9 July 1908.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from C.E. Major. Enclosing copy of his (above) letter. 9 July 1908.

24. Letter. To C.E. Major, from Ministry of Railways. Acknowledging his letter & advising one of Department’s engineers will meet Board’s To Secretary & look further into the matter. 11 July 1908.

25. Telegram. To Secretary, from F. Jones (Wanganui) Railway, Engineer. Advising he will meet Board at 10.20 am Thursday regarding the level crossing to reserves. 15 July 1908.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Briscoe & Co. (Wellington). Advising a shipment of cement X Tongariro & asking if the Board would take 100 casks from the consignment. 16 March 1908.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from E.W.M. Lysons. Advising he cannot come to Patea for some days owing to prior work at Ngaire. 7 August 1908.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from E.W.M. Lysons. Advising he unable to say which H.W.M. (1878 or 1908) is the legal one & suggests delay advertising lease of Sub.1. until the main plan has passed through the survey office. 26 August 1908.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from E.W.M Lysons. Sends plan today by registered mail for signatures & the Board’s seal. 28 August 1908.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from Lands & Survey Dept. Asking any inform on Sec. 641 Carlyle, of 2 acres, at extreme point of right bank of Patea River, believed to be Native Reserve. Is it part of Board’s Endowments, or set apart as Native reserve? & when? 3 September 1908.

31. Telegram. To Secretary, from Railway’s District Engineer (D. McIntosh). Advising arriving 10.30am train on Thursday. 2 November 1908.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from C.E. Major. Queries part of wording in Board’s letter (regarding access to Reserve). 18 September 1908.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from C.E. Major. Disagreeing with Board’s letter re notice of Department’s stoppage of access to Reserve. Considers it trivial & technical. 22 September 1908.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from E.W.M. Lysons. Sends plan of Sub.1. of P.H. Board’s Endowment for seal & signatures, & requests progress payment of 75%, or £22.0.0. 26 September 1908.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from C.E. Major. Enclosing a letter from Ministry of Railways re access to Reserve & suggests will be expedient for Board to adopt it. 9 October 1908.

36. Letter. To C.E. Major, from Minister for Railways (D.M. Hall-Jones). Advising Department will take land if Board accepts a lease for 21 years at rental of £3 p.a. in order to recoup cost of land. Board to fence land and maintain track & Department to provide a level crossing. 7 October 1908.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from E.W.M. Lysons. Acknowledges payment of ₤22. & will send tracings of each survey for reference purposes. Subdivisional plan now lodged with District Land Registrar. 12 October 1908.

38. Letter. To Secretary, from E.W.M. Lysons. Advising Board to make formal application to District Land Registrar before any title is issued otherwise plan just passes through the office. 13 October 1908.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from Land & Deeds Registry Office (N.P.). Asking under what Act or Proclamation Board is entitled to receive Certificate of Title for Patea River Foreshore. 19 October 1908.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. Advising ₤100 has been voted to snag the Patea river. 19 October 1908.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from Land & Deeds Registry Office. Advising title to land on foreshore ready in due course (sec 193). 5 November 1908.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from Collector of Customs (Patea). Advising that under the Harbours Amendment Act 1908 Board is to collect all port dues & pilotage as from 1st January 1908. 16 November 1908.

43. Letter. To Secretary, from C.E. Major. Advising that Mr Pearce, now being Member for the district will no doubt attend to matter of access to reserves. 28 November 1908.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Railways (Wanganui). Acknowledging Board’s letter of 3rd inst. 9 December 1908.

45. Letter. To Secretary, from Lands & Deeds Registry Office (New Plymouth). Advising Title for the Foreshore property (no. 63/27). 24 December 1908.

46. Letter. To Secretary of Chamber of Commerce, from New Zealand Railways (Patea). 1- Regarding decking of wharf at south end of goods shed. Maintenance is at cost of the harbour board. 2- Explaining background to above letter arising out of a deputation by the Chief Com. to the Traffic Manager. 30 December 1908, 2 January 1909.

Folder 2. Correspondence 1921- 1922 G-H.

1. Letter. To Chairman, from C. Gibbs (Patea). Applying to rent the house recently occupied by Mr C. Stokel & pay 15/- per week rent. (He permanently at West Coast Ref. Coy.). 19 January 1922.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from A. Boake, Roberts & Co. (London). Enclosing brochures and information on use of “Sulphume”. 12 December 1921.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Asking Board to take steps to have Mr Glenny’s office removed as no previous permission given to erect it where it is. 10 January 1922.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Regarding Glenny’s office removal. Boards suggestion of location not desirable. 21 January 1922.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Advising the Waterside Workers shed has to be moved (as well as Glenny’s office), & plan enclosed showing new location of both. 4 April 1922.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Asking if Board accepts lease of new land for W. W’s shed at ₤1 p.a. 26 May 1922.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from Dept. of Public Health, etc. (Wanganui). Requesting every precaution be taken to trap and destroy rats to prevent incidence of plague (March & April are breeding seasons). 27 February 1922.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from Dept. of Public Health, etc. (Wanganui). 2 circulars regarding the destruction of rats, and inspection of premises. 14 December 1921.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from C.F. Pulley (Patea). Offering to do work at end of western wall, & encloses an estimate of the cost of the work (₤775.0.0d). 8 December 1921.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from C.F. Pulley (Patea). Regarding closing gap at end of western wall & suggests keeping large logs washed there in recent cloudburst to help the closing. 16 February 1922.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from C.F. Pulley. Advising he has competed contract to fix protection work at end of west wall. 6 March 1922.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from C.F. Pulley. Itemising work done to Blockade of the harbour. Total ₤ 96. 10 April 1922.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust Office (Wanganui). Asking for a duplicate of the Board’s a/c against the estate of Luke McGorman (deceased). 13 March 1922.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Defence Rifle Club (D. Calder, sec). Regarding lease of property the club presently uses, and ask Board to include clause in lease allowing club to shoot over the property. 8 December 1922.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Defence Rifle Club (D. Calder, sec). An earlier letter asking permission to erect butts & mound on property presently leased to Messrs Watson & McKenna. 4 September 1922.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee in Bankruptcy (Wanganui). Advising Albert John Burt of Wanganui; Travelled has filed in bankruptcy. 8 August 1922.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee in Bankruptcy (Wanganui). Requesting a Proof of Debt in above bankruptcy. 14 August 1922.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee in Bankruptcy (Wanganui). Advising Henry Walter Harrison, Waverley, farmer now bankrupt. 26 January 1922.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee in Bankruptcy (Wanganui). Advising rates due on 2 properties of the above handed to the mortgagees. 14 February 1922.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee in Bankruptcy (Wanganui). Advising Arundel Lewis, Waitotara, farmer, now bankrupt. 11 April 1922.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee in Bankruptcy (Wanganui). Regarding Niels Madsen, Hawera, farmer, about to apply for discharge from bankruptcy. 20 September 1922.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from O’Dea & Bayley (Solicitors) (Hawera). Advising meeting of creditors of Thomas Kay, Whakamara, farmer, (deceased) called for Friday 7th inst. (Rates owing total ₤7.6.0). 3 July 1922.

23. Letter. To Chairman, from Alex Mercer. Applying for a position on the dredge. Has credentials if required. 6 March 1922.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from F. Leineweber (Patea). Applying for renewal of lease of property adjoining the Board’s dumping wharf for further 12 months. Has kept place in good order. 23 December 1921.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from F. Leineweber (Patea). Another application for renewal. 11 December 1922.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Land Registry Office (New Plymouth). Regarding land leased to Charles Mullions. Any inform regarding an alleged forgery has to be obtained by formal search of the Register. 15 June 1922.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from The Insurance office of Australia (Wellington). Advising of a change of district representatives based in Wanganui, & hope for same support as before. 14 September 1922.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Hore (Solicitors) Patea. Regarding statement of Rates accounts of the following – Dowman; L.G. Bremer; A.J. Burtt; M. Sullivan; & George, Piki, Charles, & Mrs Koto Broughton

29. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Solicitors) Patea. Enclosing a list of ratepayers who have not replied to requests for payment & who they now propose to sue. 8 December 1922.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera District Loan & Discount Coy (Hawera). Advising they will be paying following clients rates – Chamberlain, Watt Bros; Atkins & Hughes, C. Rasmussen; J.H. Lippingwell, G.S. Dyson & G.L. Taylor. 26 August 1922.

Folder 3. 1923 A-W.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Acetone Illuminating & Welding Co. (Napier Enclosing estimates for 2 small lights for the port). 8 February 1924.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Acetone Illuminating & Welding Co. (Napier). Regarding the 2 lights – an amendment made to size & price. 12 April 1924.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from William Aitchison Ltd (Patea). Reporting a serious slip on riverbank & house very close to edge. 7 July 1924.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from William Aitchison Ltd (Patea). Letter enlarging on danger to house, now unoccupied. 29 September 1924.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from William Aitchison Ltd (Patea). Quotes & price of ₤120 to have house relocated & repaired. 23 October 1924.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from William Aitchison Ltd (Patea). Accepting Board’s offer of ₤84 towards cost of removal of house. 25 November 1924.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from J. H. Baker (Hawera). Advising unauthorised taking of timber from beach at Whenuakura & asking Board to take action. 13 August 1924.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from B.N.Z. (Manaia). Regarding 4 casks Tallow marked L.W. consigned to B.N.Z., Wellington, 7 January 1923.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from B.N.Z. (Manaia). Regarding above casks of Tallow. Bank asks Board to contact shipping coy to pay storage charge of ₤ 1-13.7 incurred owing to delay in advising name of consignee. 30 May 1924.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from B.N.Z. (Manaia). Acknowledging receipt of cheque for ₤1-13.7 & appreciates Board’s assistance. 27 September 1924.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from B.N.S.W, (Patea). Advising a “stale cheque” drawn by H.M. Grover on B.N.Z. Opunake debited to Board’s a/c (12/-). 24 January 1924.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from B.N.S.W. (Patea). Advising a “post dated’ cheque drawn by H.J. Hall on B.N.Z, Hawera debited to Boards a/c but since paid (₤2.13.9). 22 March 1924.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Reginald H. Clarke (Patea). Asking for an increase in wages from ₤5.6.0 per week as he now has extra responsibility for dredge boiler & machinery. 3 November 1924.

14. Letter. To Chairman, from J.R. Corrigan (M.H.R.). Enclosing a letter from Prime Minister W. Massey re-payment of interest on Board’s proposed loan of ₤8,600. 12 July 1923.

15. Letter. To Chairman, from W.C. Glenny (Patea). Asking permission to remove to remove 400 yards of gravel from the beach. 18 June 1923.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from L.B. Grimstone (Wanganui). An enquiry on the ₤8600 debentures. He also encloses a copy of the Wellington Stock Exchange share list dated 15/5/23. 5 June 1923.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from L.B. Grimstone (Wanganui). A further enquiry on the debentures – he has 2 prospective buyers. 14 June 1923.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Chas. Gibbs (Patea). Advising he is shifting from the house in Bedford Street on May 7th. 30 April 1923.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from G.H. Graham (Sol. Waverley). Advising the death of James Walker, of Waverley, a member of the Board. 24 April 1923.

20. Letter. To Chairman, from Hilton E.A, Hurrell (Patea). Asking to be able to tie his boat up alongside the launch Kai-Iwi.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from L. Hitchcock (Normanby). Regarding insurance of his house and cowshed. 24 September 1923.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Borough Council. Regarding electing a Borough representative on the Board this year. 2 February 1923.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Borough Council. Asking for a copy of report re bank accounts & banking of loan & other moneys. 15 February 1923.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Borough Council. Thanking for above & further enquiry regarding loan moneys. 19 February 1923.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Borough Council. Advising Borough rep. on the Board is Mr Ernest Arthur Pacey. 19 April 1923.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Borough Council. Asking why harbour rate for current year is still 1/6 of 1d. as the capital value of the Borough increased from ₤915,614 to ₤1,466,280. 10 October 1923.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Enclosing memo of Lease for execution – the Board to E. McKenna. 17 February 1923.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Enclosing memo of Lease for execution – the Board to J. Jackson. 17 February 1923.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Enclosing memo of Lease for execution – the Board to Lund. 2 March 1923.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Regarding their collection of rates & explaining reasons for delays in some cases. Enclose a cheque for ₤278-6-11. 13 March 1923.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Enclosing memo of lease for execution – the Board to P.J. Oakley. 21 April 1923.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Enclosing Certificate of Judgment for signature – the Board V. Mrs Kururangi. 26 April 1923.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Enclose cheque for ₤11-15-0 in settlement Haworth & Keane. 15 May 1923.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Enclosing Certificate of Judgment for signature – the Board v. Campbell. 21 June 1923.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Regarding rates, & judgements obtained against named defaulters. 26 June 1923.

36. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. A list of ratepayers against whom no action taken as prev. arrangements made with Board. 3 August 1923.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Co-op Dairy Factory. Apologising for absence from next meeting of the Board. 1 February 1923.

38. Letter. To Secretary, from John Jackson. Applying for first refusal to paddock above dumping shed previously used by Mr Leineweber. 10 August 1923.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from F. Leineweber (Marton Junection). Advising he is leaving Patea tomorrow and he wishes to determine his lease. Rent paid to end of February. next, adjust bal., & forward to him. 14 August 1923.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from F. Leineweber (Marton Junection). Further letter regarding above. If Mr Peterson not granted lease, refund back to him. 16 August 1923.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from F. Leineweber (Marton Junection). Advises Mr J.G. Peterson has agreed to take over remaining part of his lease. Undated.

42. Letter. To Chairman, from Lands & Survey Dept (New Plymouth). Outlining limits of Bd’s Foreshore Reserve. Refers to an inquiry from England re ironsand deposits & any available for leasing. 4 January 1923.

43. Letter. To Secretary, from Lands & Survey Dept (New Plymouth). Thanks Board for all information on ironsand deposits supplied. 10 January 1923.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from Inspector of Machinery. Asks for signature on enclosed Declaration for dredge Wallace. 30 October 1923.

45. Letter. To Secretary, from Prime Minister (W. Massey). Acknowledging Bd’s request to increase interest on debentures from 5½ % to 6%. Will advise in due course. 16 June 1923.

46. Letter. To Secretary, from Merchant Service Guild of Australasia (Wellington). Complaining of chairman’s & harbourmaster’s remarks re stranding of the S. S. Waitangi, as reported in the Wanganui Herald. 15 May 1923.

47. Letter. To Merchant Service Guild of Australasia, from Secretary. Letter strongly defending Chairman and Harbourmaster in what they said and agree that Marine Dept. will give final decision on the matter. 12 June 1923.

48. Letter. To Secretary, from A.H. Mercer (Patea). Applying to lease the ironsand paddock prev. leased by Mr Leineweber. 5 February 1923.

49. Letter. To Secretary, from A.H. Mercer (Patea). Asking Board to compensate him for ₤6. expended when he installed a stove & chimney in the ironsand cottage. He also erected a porch. 6 August 1923.

50. Letter. To Chairman, from Burgess Fraser & Co. (N.P.). Letter suggesting that statistics of exports from outports (such as Patea) be clearly marked at point of origin when supplied to the Statistician. 20 April 1923.

51. Letter. To Secretary, from Burgess Fraser & Co. Letter in reply, thanks for inform. Appears some confusion with Customs clerk substituting word “Wellington” for ‘Patea”. 21 May 1923.

52. Letter. To Secretary, from O’Dea & Bayley. Asking for details of land leased by William Patrick Boyle, (deceased) from the Board. 18 April 1923.

53. Letter. To Secretary, from O’Dea & Bayley. Have asked Mrs Boyle to contact Board re Estate of W.P. Boyle. 5 September 1923.

54. Letter. To Secretary, from J.G. Petersen. Applying for lease of the section vacated by Mr Leineweber. 14 August 1923.

55. Letter. To Secretary, from W. Boyle (Patea). Letter explaining reason for getting behind in rent payments. 8 January 1923.

56. Letter. To Secretary, from Arthur Brown (Hawera). Letter explaining his a/c incurred when he loaned the Board his hoist to assist in shifting timber & logs brought down by the flood. Engine was returned affected by salt spray. 13 February 1923.

57. Letter. To Secretary, from State Forest Service (Whakarewarewa). Asking for information on tree planting to date, & proposed operations, also names of species involved. 5 March 1923.

58. Letter. To Secretary, from D.J. Charteris (Whenuakura). Advising Board of a boat named Gladstone lying on beach 2 miles south of Whenuakura river, & in sound condition. Says a spring tide might cause it to drift out to sea. 28 January 1923.

Folder 4. 1923 P-W.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Regarding Board’s loan of ₤8600. Also destruction (by burning) of certain debentures hypothecated to B.N.S.W. (Wellington). 28 November 1923.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Hawera). Advising J.W. MacDonald, will be visiting the district. 15 May 1923.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Hawera). Advising above will be available on the 31st May. 25 May 1923.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Regarding Boards application for loan of ₤8600. Public Trustee absent at present time. 15 September 1923.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Advising Boards application to be considered on 26th inst. 20 September 1923.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Advising loan granted. ₤8600 at 6%, plus 1% Sinking Fund, for 27 years. Conditions outlined. (coupon No 3 attached). 27 September 1923.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Enclosing draft resolutions, coupons, etc. for signing & return. Funds now available when documents returned. 16 October 1923.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Acknowledging receipt of above documents – now with printers. 24 October 1923.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Regarding draft resolution appropriating special note. 26 October 1923.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Enclosing debentures & coupons for loan of ₤8500, & asking for existing debentures to be sent for cancellation. 8 November 1923.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Hawera). Regarding Sinking Fund a/c in relation to previous loan of ₤8600 & new loan of ₤8500. 22 November 1923.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Dept (Patea). Regarding Board’s present phone lines to “Pilot Station”, & “Navigation Office”, & suggests Board obtain a phone for their own use. 2 May 1923.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from County Council Office (Patea). Advising election of John Henry Verry (Waverley subdivision) & Alfred Pearce (Otoia Riding) as members of the Board. 1 May 1923.

14. Letter. To Secretary. Extract from Finance Bill, 1922, dealing with donations made to the Sir Arthur Pearson Memorial Fund to aid Blind people of N.Z. (Pamphlet of same enclosed). 1 May 1923.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Farmers Co-op Freezing Coy (Patea). Asking if Board will sell an old plant for dumping wool now in shed at old wool wharf. 6 February 1923.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough Council. Advising election of F.W. Grainger (Patea) & James Walker (Waverley) as members of the Board. 11 April 1923.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough Council. Enclosing copy of a letter from the Radium Fund (Wgtn) soliciting donations, & suggesting a committee of local body chairmen be set up to launch an appeal. 27 November 1923.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from C.F. Pulley (Patea). Regarding sand & gravel accumulations around the guide pier – he advises to retain the gravel. 4 Dec 1922.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Advising some repairs necessary around the Patea wharf. 6 June 1923.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from Roberts & Kingsford (sols) Patea. Asking for reduction of amount owing by P.W. Lockes for use of dredge to raise the oil launch “Campbell”. 5 February 1923.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from Roberts & Kingsford. Thanking Board for reducing a/c from ₤10 to ₤5 in full settlement. 10 February 1923.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from Shipwreck Relief Society (Dunedin). Circular asking Board to open the Society’s Collection Box & forward contents on. 26 January 1923.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Stevenson & Cook (Port Chalmers). Setting out details of H.C. Campbell’s charges re delivery of a grab Ex S.S. Holmdale. 3 January 1923.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from F.S. Tyler Ltd (Auckland). Advising are now renewing sales of D.C. Bates weather barometers & enquires if Board’s one is still giving accurate information. 16 April 1923.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from John R. Taylor (Manutahi). Sends cheque for ₤3 - 9 -6 but declines to pay the penalty. 20 April 1923.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Donald Thomson (Palmerston North). Asking for a 9 month option over all Boards ironsand properties to conduct his experiment. 2 January 1923.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from Donald Thomson (Palmerston North). Disappointed Board cannot give him sole option but will continue with his “process’ to produce tangible results, & then contact the Board again. 14 February 1923.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from Timaru Harbour Board. Thanks for sending balance sheets and annual reports. 8 January 1923.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from Timaru Harbour Board. Advising they have several large iron mooring buoys for sale. (a blueprint of same attached). 9 August 1923.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from J. H. Verry (Waitotara). Regarding recommendation of Mr A.M. Williams for a member of the Board. He is not concerned with it, as done at a meeting of the Town Board. 14 May 1923.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Wright, Stephenson & Co. (Wellington). Advising they have the S.S. Admiral for sale, & include full particulars of the 82.ton hardwood screw steamer. 23 August 1923.

32. Letter. To Chairman, from R.M.Willis (Patea). Asking for lease of the paddock formerly used by Mr Leineweber, on monthly or yearly basis. Undated.

33. Letter. To Chairman, from J. Watson (Patea). Asking permission to take 50 yards of building sand from the river. 18 June 1923.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from Waverley Town Board. Recommending Mr A.N. Williams (manager of Patea Co-op Freezing Coy) to replace late Mr Jas. Walker to represent Waverley Town District on Board. 10 May 1923.

Folder 5. 1923-1924

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Early Bros. Trading Coy (Wellington). Enclosing brochures illustrating Wizard lighting & cooking systems. 22 October 1924.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Foxton Harbour Board. Asks Board for all information on the matter of dumping. Have been offered a 2nd hand plant but would like information before accepting. 19 July 1924.

3. Letter. Albert John Burtt (Wanganui). Applying in the Supreme Court Wanganui for an order for discharge from bankruptcy. 21 April 1923.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from Ethel Friend (Wanganui) (On behalf of John Friend). Explaining the reason why she has taken over her husband’s business affairs (He now an alcoholic). 26 January 1924.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from Ethel Friend (Wanganui). Advising Mrs Friend in South Island, but home as soon as possible. 31 January 1924.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from Ethel Friend (Wanganui). Asking Board to clarify if they have already paid previous accounts. 3 April 1924.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from Ethel Friend (Wanganui). Trust Board will continue to have annotations done each year. 7 April 1924.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from General Furnace Coy (Philadelphia).Enclosing brochures (illustrated) of various types of boilers & furnaces using electricity as heat. 27 August 1924.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from, F.W. Grainger (Patea). Advising his resignation as a member of the Board. 30 October 1924.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from The Goldfinch Coy Ltd (Auckland). Sending details of steel hulk “Senorita”, now for sale. 5 February 1924.

11. Letter. To Chairman, from A.P. Gibson, A. McKinnon, W. Brigden. Masters of vessels trading to & from port of Patea drawing attention to no lights at present at ends of the breakwaters, & asking Board to consider putting some there. 21 January 1924.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from General Machinery Coy (Wanganui). Thanks for order for 3 cases of Crater Compound for dredge. 12 December 1923.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from General Machinery Coy (Wanganui). Thanks for order for 2 cases of Crater Compound for dredge. 28 February 1924.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from General Machinery Coy (Wanganui). Suggests Board might be interested in using Chonce Bros, British made lighting systems (acetone) for river lights. 14 April 1924.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from General Machinery Coy (Wanganui). Thanks for order for 1 case Altair for dredge master. 6 May 1924.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from General Machinery Coy (Wanganui). Note that Board is fixed up as regards river lights. 7 May 1924.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from General Machinery Coy (Wanganui). Thanks for order for Altair engine oil for dredge. 19 September 1924.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Solicitors) Patea. Enclosing a new lease in triplicate, re Oakley. 21 January 1924.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Solicitors) Patea. Advising Mr Watson declines to sign a new lease until the fences are attended to. 1 April 1924.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Solicitors) Patea. Regarding leases: Board to Hurley, Board to Jackson, Board to Mrs Watson. 5 May 1924.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Solicitors) Patea. Regarding leases: Board to Mrs A.J. Watson. 16 August 1924.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Solicitors) Patea. Re Arakuku 11B, 26 acres etc., owned by Martha Kururangi & leased to Frederick Ogle of Normanby. Judgement against Mrs Kururangi for £5.12.2- cheque for same sent to Board. 25 November 1924.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Borough Council. Asking for an explanation on striking of rates this year. Also asks for copy of balance sheet for last year. 7 October 1924.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Borough Council. Asking for (specified) information on rates & loans. Also a subsequent letter thanking for the information. 28 October 1924.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Borough Council. Regarding loans and interest accounts. Also included is list of capital value of Hawera Borough & Rates, for years 1921-1925. 24 November 1924.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from L. Hitchcock Normanby. Regarding insurance on his cowshed, cart shed and engine room.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from Holm & Co. (Wanganui ). Sending weighbridge certificate and invoice for 3 trucks of unscreened coal. 19 February 1924.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from S. Holm & Co ( Wang. ). Advising strike in West Coast coal mines now ended & asking Bd. to advise quantities of Westport – Stockton coal required. 14 January 1924.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from A. R. Hislop Ltd. ( Wellington ). Advising can supply 3"x 4 ply S.B. Suction hose at 7/3 per foot F.O.B. Wellington. 10 January 1924.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from A. R. Hislop Ltd. ( Wellington ). Advising that Mr J. Harlen will be their representative in this district, and that they intend to open an office in district. 11 February 1924.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from A. R. Hislop Ltd. ( Wellington ). Regarding “Skookum” Packing & Lascarite” sheets, & orders for same. 02 September 1924.

32. Letter. Arundel Lewis( Waitotara ). Applying in the Supreme Court, Wanganui for an order for discharge from bankruptcy. 11 January 1924.

33. Letter. To Chairman, from Dept of Internal Affairs ( Wellington ). Advising form of service to be observed in commemoration of Armistice Day. 30 October 1924.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from Jenson & Nicholson (1924) Ltd. ( London ). Enquiries on ironsand deposits and asking that a sample be sent to them. 13 August 1924.

35. Letter. To Chairman, from John Jackson ( Patea ). Asking permission to transfer his lease of paddock on the Heads Road to Mr A.J. Watson. 14 June 1924.

36. Letter. To Secretary, from H.I. Jones & Son ( Wanganui ). Unable to supply Boards order for red pencils etc. until a further supply arrives. 25 January 1924.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from H.I. Jones & Son ( Wanganui ) (booksellers & stationers). Regarding supplying receipt cash books, & rate demands. 05 May 1924.

38. Letter. To Secretary, from Lloyds Register of Shipping (Wellington). Supplying details on their Register of the Port (including wharves) and asking of any alterations necessary. 12 December 1923.

Folder 6. 1924 L-T.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Steam Brick Works (R.M. Lockhart, prop, Tarata). Denies he owes an a/c for shingle as contract broken & Mr Glenny finished it. Sends cheque for shingle & rates. 04 February 1924.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. (Inspector of Machinery ). Sends declaration for dredge Wallace for signing, & asks for vessels Certificate of Registry. 31 October 1924.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. (Inspector of Machinery ). Returning Certificate of Registry. 05 November 1924.

4. Letter. To Secretary, C.F. Millward & Co. ( Wanganui ). Regarding future coal supplies. Strikes in Australia could affect future N.Z. supplies of overseas & local coals. 03 October 1924.

5. Letter. To Chairman, from Alex Mercer ( dredge master ). Encloses letter from Machinery Inspector requiring him to obtain a River Masters Certificate. Asks leave of absence to go to Wellington to sit the Certificate. 19 January 1924.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. Enclosing copy of letter from Dutch firm giving details of a combined bucket & suction dredger. 15 November 1924.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. Asking if Board has any objection to removal of driftwood from beaches. 03 April 1924.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. Regarding Board’s objection to above. Advising that those enquiring on same will have their application refused. 11 April 1924.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. Listing particulars of 2 dredges & 2 hoppers the Dept. has for sale. All at Westport for inspection. 29 April 1924.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. Asking for (specified) particulars of the Patea water tower for possible publication on Admiralty Charts & in the New Zealand Pilot. 17 October 1924.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. Acknowledging resignation of Mr F.W.Grainger from the Board and noting recommendation of Alfred Horace Hodge to replace him. 5 November 1924.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from McCary & Hunger, Engineers, Patea . Advising on repairs to gear for dredge bucket. Also on removing last of the old dumping press. 20 September 1924.

13. Letter. To Chairman, from P.A.Macdonald, Kakaramea. Asking permission to remove firewood from a stated position on the beach. No firewood where he lives. 25 March 1924.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from NZ Sports Protection League (Wellington). A circular promoting the advantages of Daylight saving & asking for support. 3 July 1924.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Opunake Harbour Board. Declining bob offer of a 7 ton crane. No use for one at present. 18 October 1924.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee (Wanganui). Advising that Edward James Turner, Waverley, farmer, has filed in Bankruptcy. 7 May 1924.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee (Wanganui). Noting the above owes 1-9-10 in rates & sends a Proof of Debt form. 19 May 1924.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough. Requesting Board to repair fence adjoining the Patea river bridge. 5 April 1924.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough Council. Advising rateable value on 10 listed properties in the Borough. 17 January 1924.

20. Letter. To Secretary, Patea Farmers Co-op Freezing Co. (Patea). Concerning storage at Wellington of 4 casks tallow shipped by the Waverley. No delivery taken so costs incurred. 30 May 1924.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from C.F.Pulley. Advising he has made temporary arrangements to lift forms out of the river with the 3 ton crane. 27 March 1924.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from P W Dept (Wellington). Circular concerning introduction of white ants & firewood beetles from Australia[n] & urgent need to control same. 3 October 1923.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Acknowledging cheque for 31-1-0. 10 December 1923.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Acknowledging cheque for interest 186-12-2, also 9 cancelled coupons. 9 May 1924.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from J.S. Petersen. Asking for renewal of the lease of section (pre. held by Mr Leineweber) for another year. 18 December 1923.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Thos. E. Roberts, (Solicitor) Waverley. Advising he will apply for discharge from bankruptcy for Edward James Turner, Waverley, farmer. 1 November 1924.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from Land & Income Tax Dept (Wellington). Asking Board to verify wages paid to Alex Henry Mercer. Shown as 312-00-00 but should be 302.-00-00. 19 July 1924.

28. Letter. To Chairman, from N. Tinney, A Railton, C. Galliger, R. Signal. These men prev. splitting posts etc. on the river banks, and because a dispute with another man over a log, now ask the Bd to give them a written permit to remove all timber on the river after a certain date. Also to make a cart track along bank. (Plan of suggested track encl.) 4 July 1924.

29. Letter. To Engineer, from Leo A. Walsh (Auckland). Offering to supply spare parts for Bd’s launch if required. 17 October 1924.

30. Letter. To Engineer, from Westport Coal co (Wanganui). Advising a cargo of unscreened coal arriving if Bd requires any. 7 February 1924.

31. Letter. To Chairman, from West Coast Refrigerating co, Patea. Supporting nomination of Alfred Horace Hodge as member to replace Mr F.W. Grainger at next election to Bd. 25 October 1924.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from Richardson, McCabe & co (Wellington). Acknowledging order for dredge hoisting chain. 7 Jul 1924.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from Stewart, Johnston, Haugh & Campbell (Solicitors). Enquiring on behalf of Thomas James Heskett, of Melbourne, on possibility of leasing portion of foreshore to work ironsand deposits. 17 July 1924.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from Stewart, Johnston, Haugh & Campbell (Solicitors). Acknowledging Board’s letter which will send on to him at Melbourne. 24 July 1924.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from G.S. Steer (Patea). Asking to lease a corner section near the traffic bridge to graze a cow for the winter. 24 March 1924.

36. Letter. To W.F. Sheild (Patea), from South British Insurance Company (Wanganui). Enclosing a cheque for 27-17-6 in settlement of the claim Patea Harbour Board & S.J. Hodge, dredgemaster. 12 September 1923.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from South British Insurance Company (Wanganui). Asking details of wages paid to Hodge when he resumed occupation on the 14 August. 18 December 1923.

38. Letter. To Secretary, from South British Insurance Company (Wanganui). Enclosing Dr M.E. Earle (Wanganui) report on accident to Mr Hodge (little finger of his right hand). 17 January 1924.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from South British Insurance Company (Wanganui). Advising the company will pay compensation for treatment to Mr Hodge. 25 January 1924.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from Treadwell, Gordon, Brodie & Keesing (Solicitors, Wanganui). Advising they are to apply for compensation for Hodge amounting to 8.5% of full compensation on basis of total incapacity. He to lose first 2 joints of little finger. He has now had 1 weeks notice terminating his engagement. 1 April 1924.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from South British Insurance Company (Wanganui). Setting out details of the total claim they considered payable (83-19-0) plus any special medical reports obtained at their request.

4 April 1924.

Folder 7. 1925 A-H.

1. Letter. To Chief Engineer & Patea Harbour Board, from H Ardern (Wanganui). Enquiring about a quantity of scrap metal Board has for sale. 15 July 1925.

2. Letter. To H Ardern, from Secretary. Suggests Ardern call & view the old iron and put a price on same. Also that he inspect the wrecked S S Waitangi & make an offer to owners for anything he may be disposed to buy. 16 July 1925.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from H Ardern. Advising will call on Monday at 12 noon. 22 July 1925.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from H Ardern. He offers 1-10-0 p.ton for the scrap iron on the waterfront. 31 July 1925.

5. Letter. To H Ardern, from Secretary. Regarding the above offer. Board cannot give definite reply re acceptance & will advise later. 4 August 1925.

6. Letter. To Miss Aitchisons Ltd (Patea), from Secretary. Advising a years rent will be allowed (85-00-0) on understanding Miss Aitchisons house will be removed to a safe site, repaired & a lean-to added at early date. 5 February 1925.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from BNZ (Hawera). Asking if 2 leases of Patea Farmers Coop Freezing Co are paid. 1 December 1925.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from B P Blinkame (Devonport). Asking if any vacancies on Bds dredge or tugs. Quotes several qualifications. 8 July 1925.

9. Letter. To A P Blinkame (Devonport), from Secretary. Advises no more dredgemen required but will keep his application in mind. 13 July 1925.

10. Letter. To Manager Board & Council (Auckland), from Secretary. Advising names of members of Patea Harbour Board returned at recent election & the Wards they represent. 5 May 1925.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from Manager B & C. Thanking To Secretary for above list. 6 May 1925.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from C M Banks Ltd (Wellington). Advising Mr A H Carter as their new representative. undated.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from F W Blakey (Auckland). Regarding “Barnard” Patent Automatic Grabs & pamphlet illustrating same. Also Bds reply that no more grabs required. 3 March 1925.

14. Letter. To J R Corrigan (Hawera) (MHR), from Secretary. Setting out all correspondence & Board minutes relating to provision of watersiders conveniences on the wharf at Patea & asking him to assist. 2 November 1925.

15. Letter. To J R Corrigan (Hawera) (MHR), from Secretary. Regarding the Harbours Amendment Bill & advising Boards disapproval of the contents. 15 July 1925.

16. Letter. To J R Corrigan (Hawera) (MHR), from Secretary. Enclosing corresp. re above Bill & advising Bds disapproval of the contents. 15 July 1925.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from J.R. Corrigan. Acknowledging Boards letter and will act as requested. 17 July 1925.

18. Letter. To Corrigan, from Secretary. Objecting to Bill having been discussed by the Harbours Assn. before being discussed by the Board. 04 August 1925.

19. Letter. To Secty, from Mr A. Dunbar (Patea). Asking for use of a shed on top of the hill to cater for visitors to the beach in the summer. 10 November 1925.

20. Telegram. To Dickie (London), from Secretary. Regarding an enquiry from Australia House London on iron sand leases. Undated.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from Dalgety & Co. (Wanganui). Offering 3 ships’ boats from wreck of Cyrena at Wanganui for sale by tender if Bd is interested. 26 June 1925.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from Dept. of Industries & Commerce (Wellington). Asking for copy of up- to- date report on history and progress of the port. 12 February 1925.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Dept. of Industries & Commerce (Wellington). Acknowledging receipt of Bds report. Also encl. is duplicate of the Boards report covering exports, etc. valued at over £2 million in 1924. 06 Mar 1925.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea). Asking permission to lease house with 4 rooms at Patea bridge for 21 years & Boards reply cannot lease without calling tenders. 23 January 1925.

25. Letter. To Mrs Elliott, from Secty. Advising Board accepts her tender of £12 p.a. and first 6 months rent. 03 March 1925.

26. Letter. To Chairman, from Frank Finch (Auckland). Advising he is prepared to offer his services as a consulting engineer to the Board. 04 June 1925.

27. Letter. To Frank Finch, from Secty. In reply to above, Board does not require an engineer at present time. 07 July 1925.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from General Machinery Co. (Wanganui). Sending invoice on 1 case of oil for dredge master. 05 December 1924.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from General Machinery. An order for engine oil and cylinder oil. 17 January 1925.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from General Machinery. Regarding an order for valve discs and August glasses not yet arrived. 05 March 1925.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from General Machinery. Regarding valve seats returned, and credit note given. 24 March 1925.

32. Letter. To Mr J. Healey (Patea), from Secretary. Advising cottage he leases has been re-leased & he is required to quit same immediately. 03 March 1925.

33. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford (Patea), from Secretary. Asking them to prepare a lease for Mrs E.C.Elliott (per 25). 03 March 1925.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Regarding Native Rates owed by Alexander Campbell now paid, with costs. 08 April 1925.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Enclosing lease in triplicate for Mrs Elliott. 20 April 1925.

36. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford, from Secretary. Returning above lease duly signed. 05 May 1925.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Enclosing mortgage of West Coast Refrigerating Co to BNSW for signing. 07 August 1925.

38. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford, from Secretary. Returning above document duly signed. 08 September 1925.

39. Letter. To Chairman, from Dept. of Internal Affaires (Wellington). Setting out arrangements for observance of Armistice Day. 27 October 1925.

40. Letter. To Internal Affaires Dept. (Wellington), from Secretary. Sending Board’s thanks for courtesy extended to Chairman Mr A.T. Christenson on his visit to Wellington for funeral of late Prime Minister.

11 June 1925.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from Dept. of Internal Affaires. Asking for a copy of Board’s annual Report for 1925. 19 June 1925

42. Letter. To Secretary, from Minster of Internal Affaires. Enclosing extracts from the Rating Act 1908; Superannuation Amendment Act, 1924; Finance Act 1924. 1924

Folder 8. 1925 J – W.

1. Letter. To Chairman, from Richard Julian (Patea). Applying for the cottage recently vacated by Mr Mercer. May 1925.

2. Letter. To R. Julian, from Secty. Declining his application to rent their ironsand cottage. 7 May 1925.

3. Letter.To Secretary, from Lyttleton Harbour Board. A printed copy of pilotage, port charges, berthage charges, etc of ports in N.Z. (including New Plymouth., Patea & Waitara). 01 Jul 1925.

4. Letter. To Chairman, from Lloyds register of Shipping (Wellington). Copy of an earlier letter in Dec 1924 encl. asking details of the harbour for insertion in Lloyds Register. No reply received, so previous information supplied may have to be excised. 15 January 1925.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from Mines Dept. (Wellington). Detailing a telegram received from Mr Smart, Australia House, London, re leasing Taranaki ironsands. Suggests Board reply direct to him. 03 July 1925.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from A.H. Mercer (Patea). Advising he has vacated the ironsand cottage as from today. 30 April 1925.

7. Letter. To A.H. Mercer, from Secretary. Advising the Board will compensate him for improvements he made to the cottage, following a committee meeting. 05 May 1925.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from Mokau Harbour Board. Asking what method the Patea Board uses to clear logs and rubbish from their river, also the mud flats. 07 February 1925.

9. Letter. To Mokau Hrbr Board, from Secretary. Advising they use a Priestman grab dredge to remove rubbish etc. 21 February 1925.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from Department of Agriculture (Hawera). (Printed) reminder to clear land of noxious weeds, specifying – gorse on Blocks 3,6,11 & 16, Patea Borough. 27 May 1925.

11. Letter. To Dept. of Agriculture, from Secretary. Advising above work now being proceeded with. 02 June 1925.

12. Letter. To C.F. Pulley (Wellington), from Secretary. Advising Board intends to offer scrap iron on beaches for sale. If he wishes anything, please advise. 08 August 1925.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea County Council. Advising Council will contribute £20 towards cost of removing snags from the river by the bridge. 11 June 1925.

14. Letter. To Patea County Council, from Secretary. Thanks for contribution of £20. 07 July 1925.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Tradesmen’s Association. (Patea). Letter asking Board to assist in laying water pipe from Butchery Company’s section to beach, to popularise beach as a health resort. 22 April 1925.

16. Letter. To Tradesmen’s Association, from Secretary. Advising Board cannot assist financially but has no objection to laying of proposed water. pipes across its lands. 05 May 1925.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from D.P. Palmer (Patea). Applying to vacate the cottage lately leased by A.H. Mercer. 29 April 1925.

18. Letter. To D.P. Palmer, from Secretary. Advising he given lease of the cottage – rent 7/6 p.week in advance and he to pay for light. 07 May 1925.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from D.P. Palmer. Encloses 30/- (4 weeks rent) &will pay monthly. 12 May 1925.

20. Letter. To Editor, Patea Press, from Secretary (E.O. Horner). Detailing an advert concerning Tenders for lease of land containing 4 roomed cottage in Bedford Street. 03 February 1925.

21. Letter. To Editor, Patea Press, from Secretary (E.O. Horner). Detailing an advertisement re prosecution for Removal of material from Beaches. (driftwood, stones, gravel or sand). 31 March 1925.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from Petone Borough Council. A list of machinery now offered for sale following completion of the hydro electric power in the district. 11 February 1925.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough Council. Asking permission to sink & maintain a 6 inch artesian bore near Board’s Power House building as present 4 inch bore falling off. 28 September 1925.

24. Letter. To Patea Borough Council, from Secretary. Permission for above granted at a peppercorn rental provided all costs borne by the Council. 06 October 1925.

25 . Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough Council. Thanking for above lease in York Street harbour reserve. Mayor and Boards chairman to make all arrangements. 08 October 1925.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough Council. Advising that Mr A.H. Hodge (Patea) & A.N. Williams (Waverley) recently elected as members of the Board. 02 May 1925.

27. Letter. To Town Clerk, from Secretary.Acknowledging receipt of above. 05 May 1925.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from Runanga Borough Council. Circular asking Board to support its resolution “That the Govt. be urged to provide pensions for the victims of Infantile Paralysis”. 30 May 1925.

29. Letter. To Runanga Borough Council, from Secretary. Advising the Board. supports the Council’s Resolution. 02 June 1925.

30. Letter. To District Engineer New Zealand Railway (Wanganui), from Secretary. Applying to erect an extension telephone line across the railway line from pilot station to flag station on the river bank (2 sketches of the proposed line attached.) 28 April 1925, 30 April 1925.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Permission granted, under a deed (cost of £2) list of specifications & conditions attached. 01 May 1925.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Advising Dept. not prepared to meet cost of erecting conveniences on the waterfront as wharf is under Board’s control. 22 June 1925.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Asking Board to replace planking on the wharf in front of goods shed. 03 July 1925.

34. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Re-wharf decking; telephone across railway; conveniences on waterfront for watersiders. 07 July 1925.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Confirming Department cannot bear [sic] cost of providing conveniences but will supply water under (specified) conditions. 05 October 1925.

36. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Deeds connected with erection of telephone wire across railway enclosed for execution & return. 21 October 1925.

37. Letter. To South British Insurance Company (Wanganui), from Secretary. Regarding crane driver J. Taiaroa, accident to finger, absence from work etc. 7 his long service to the Bd. Asks Ins. Coy to consider some compensation to him.01 May 1925.

38. Letter. To South British Insurance Company, from Secretary. Thanking the Coy. for its generous offer to compensate Bd. 02 June 1925.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from Taranaki Chamber of Commerce (New Plymouth). Asking for figures re exports of butter and cheese for Y/E 30-6-25. 14 August 1925.

40. Letter. To Taranaki Chamber of Commerce, from Secretary. Listing all exports through the port for year ending 30.6.25. 24 August 1925.

41. Letter. To Engineer Patea Harbour Board, from Eric P Tapp (Wanganui). Asking possibility of salvaging scrap iron from old boat (Waitangi) on beach. Also has Board any other scrap machinery. 03 June 1925.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from South Taranaki Shipping Company (Patea). Asking that steps be taken to dismantle wreck of the Waitangi to prevent further accumulation of sand & build up of beach. 30 may 1925.

43. Letter. To West Coast Refrigerating Coy (Patea), from Secretary. Advising that dismantling of the Waitangi proceeding, & funnel & upper deck to be removed. 02 June 1925.

44. Letter. To Chairman, from (both Patea) W.M. White & L. Laurie. Letter apologising to the Board for blasting wood at harbour mouth and will not occur again. 27 April 1925.

45. Letter. To Chairman, from Watersiders Workers Union. Asking for conveniences on whf. Also water tap for using after handling obnoxious [sic] cargo. 27 April 1925.

46. Letter. To Watersiders Union, from Secretary. A committee formed to go into above matter. 05 May 1925.

47. Letter. To Chairman from Watersiders Workers Union Secretary. Nothing done regarding conveniences – has Board. forgotten about them? 17 July 1925.

48. Letter. To Watersiders Workers Union, from Secretary. Advising Board is considering matter & hope will be finished in near future. 20 July 1925.

Folder 9. 1925 - 1926 A – H.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Thomas Avery & Sons Ltd (New Plymouth). Regarding Rate Receipt books. 02 August 1926.

2. Letter. To Thomas Avery & Sons Ltd, from Secretary. Detailing requirements for the Rate Receipt Books. 03 August 1926.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Thomas Avery & Sons Ltd. Completed Rate receipt books now sent. 18 August 1926.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from Department of Agriculture (Hawera). A (printed) reminder to clear land of noxious weeds, & a memo asking for names of occupiers of sections mentioned to contact. 07 July 1926.

5. Letter. To Department of Agriculture, from Secretary. A list of occupiers & their properties given. 09 July 1926.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from Department of Agriculture. Thanks for above list. Notices to be sent to all named. 12 July 1926.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from Audit Inspector (Wanganui). Advising of pending visit & will be accompanied by Miss H.E. Drake to machine add the books. 22 May 1926.

8. Letter. To Audit Inspector, from Secretary. Acknowledges above arrangements. 25 May 1926.

9. Letter. To Harbourmaster, from Boyd & McCrone (Opunake). Regarding a small case expected from Sydney, please send on by rail or post (post preferred). 06 July 1926.

10. Letter. To Mrs Dunbar (Patea), from Secretary. Advising chairman will call 9n her & discuss her request for a building at the beach for a refreshment booth. 08 December 1925.

11. Letter. To H.G. Dickie (M.H.R.), from Secretary. Thanking him for assistance in trying to arrange appointment with P.W.D. engineer re our Local Channel Troubles. 02 February 1926.

12. Letter. To H.G. Dickie (M.H.R.), from Secretary. Asking him to oppose the Local Government loans Board Act 1926 on grounds Controlling Boards becoming too numerous. 03 August 1926.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from H.G. Dickie (M.H.R. Wgtn). Letter explaining purposes of the Bill. 05 August 1926.

14. Letter. To H.G. Dickie, from Secretary. Thanking him for his letter. 10 August 1926.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Department of External Affaires (Wellington). Recommending Captain C.R. Willcocks (at present harbour master at Apia) for any position of pilot pr harbourmaster should one arise. 12 January 1926.

16. Letter. To Department of Internal Affaires, from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter. Will keep Captain Willcocks in mind. 02 February 1926.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from Government Publicity Department (Wellington). Regarding an enquiry from an American firm interested in ironsands. Asks for all available inform – pamphlets, maps etc. 19 August 1926.

18. Letter. To Engineer Patea Harbour Board, from J.T. Grange (Patea). Asking permission to remove the engines from the Waitangi. 30 July 1926.

19. Letter. To Chairman, from Alan Good (Hawera). A detailed valuation of Mr I.L. Hitchcock’s farm on Onewhaia and Austin Roads. Capital value, including improvements £2800. 02 August 1926.

20. Letter. To Alan Good, from Secretary. Thanking him for his services. 03 August 1926.

21. Letter. To Mr Hickey (Patea), from Secretary. Asking him to let Board have a price for grubbing gorse on its sections in the borough. 06 August 1926.

22. Letter.To Secretary, from E.B. Harman (Wanganui). (Letter card) Asking if the Board has decided to accept the War Record of the New Zealand Forces at price 38/6d. 22 June 1926.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from E.B. Harman (Wanganui). Advising the Town Clerk has a War Record & would probably allow the Chairman to inspect it. 25 June 1926.

24. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford Patea, from Secretary. Regarding I.L. Hitchcock. Bd will grant a new lease for period yet to go. Will also insert Right of Renewal clause for 21 yrs after that, with issue of a new ease. 05 May 1926.

25. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford Patea, from Secretary. Confirming above arrangement. 2½ yrs to go on present lease at rental of £2.10.0 per acre, per annum. Then R.O.R. for 21 years at same rental. 03 August 1926.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from L.J. Hall. (Postcard) An enquiry whether undelivered goods have arrived at Patea, yet. 10 May 1926.

27. Letter. To Mr L.J. Hall, from Secretary. Advising goods now arrived, weather delayed arrival. 10 May 1926.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr L.J. Hall. Enquiring whether goods (mirrors) have yet been landed. 11 August 1926.

29. Letter. To Mr Hall, from Secretary. Advising goods now arrived & were forwarded on the 9th inst. 11 August 1926.

30. Letter. To Mr L. Hitchcock (Normanby), from Secretary. Regarding his lease of Sec. 320, Block 1 suggesting he surrender remainder of lease and obtain a new one with R.O.R. for 21 years. 05 May 1926.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr L. Hitchcock. Advising he will come to Patea 18th May at about 1.30 pm. 08 May 1926.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr L. Hitchcock. Enquiring whether anything further, re his lease. 07 July 1926.

33. Letter. To Mr L. Hitchcock, from Secretary. Advising Board is waiting for private valuation of his farm, & once it arrives will contact him again. 09 July 1926.

34. Letter. To Mr L. Hitchcock, from Secretary. Advising valuation arrived, & when can he come to Patea to consult with Board’s solicitors. 03 August 1926.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr L. Hitchcock. Advising he will come to Patea on 7th August at about 11.30 am. 05 August 1926.

36. Letter. To R.W. Holmes (Wellington), from Secretary. Regarding visit to him by Mr A.H. Hodge re port matters. 02 February 1926.

37. Letter. To R.W. Holmes (Wellington), from Secretary. Asking him to visit the port to discuss channel matters. 02 March 1926.

38. Letter.To Secretary, from Mr R.W. Holmes. Advising he will visit Patea after 13th inst. Will advise exact date. 03 March 1926.

39. Telegram. To Patea Harbour Board Chairman (in Dunedin) (Christensen), from Secretary. (Copy of telegram) asking him to contact Holmes & asks whether he prefers neap or spring tides when he visits. 05 March 1926.

40. Telegram. To Secretary, from Christensen. Advising will not be seeing Holmes. Write to Holmes direct. 05 March 1926.

41. Letter. To R.W. Holmes, from Secretary. Enclosing copy of tide tables & suggests he arrives 15th inst to inspect the walls at dead low water, spring tides. 08 March 1926.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr Holmes. Advising he will in Patea on Monday [sic]. 10 March 1926.

43. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr Holmes. Letter advises Mrs Holmes very ill & cannot leave her. Has to postpone his visit. 14 March 1926.

44. Telegram. To Secretary, from Mr Holmes. Advising Mrs Holmes is desperately ill. 15 March 1926.

45. Letter. To R.W. Holmes, from Secretary. Board expresses regret at hearing of Mrs Holmes’ illness. 17 March 1926.

46. Telegram. To R.W. Holmes, from Secretary. Copy of telegram expressing sympathy in his bereavement. undated

47. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr Holmes. Card acknowledging receipt of Board’s condolences. undated

48. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr Holmes. Advising his arrival in Patea tonight to meet Bd. tomorrow. 20 March 1926.

49. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr Holmes. Asking dates of shoaling in the channel for last 3-4 years. 27 April 1926.

50. Letter. To Mr Holmes, from Secretary. A full 2-page report on all shoaling in the channel. 30 April 1926.

51. Letter. To Mr Holmes, from Secretary. Thanking him for his report on the channel troubles which will be presented to Bd at next meeting. 26 May 1926.

52. Letter. To Secretary, from Ira J. Bridger (Eltham) (Chairman of Commerce). Letter outlining proposal by his committee to tender a complimentary dinner to Mr O.J. Hawken on his elevation to Ministerial rank, and invites Board members to attend. 01 February 1926.

53. Letter. To Ira J. Bridger, from Secretary.Advising Messrs A.H. Hodge and A.N. Williams will attend function. 15 February 1926.

54. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr Bridger. Advising change of date of function from 3rd to 10th March. 01 March 1926.

55. Letter. To Mr Bridger, from Chairman (A.H. Hodge). Apologising for his absence from dinner. 02 March 1926.

56. Letter. To Mr Bridger, from Secretary. Advising the Board’s representatives will pay for tickets (10/6d) at door on night of the banquet. 04 March 1926.

57. Letter. To Hutcheson, Wilson & Co. (Wellington), from Secretary. Giving pilots’ order for canvas & signal halyards. 08 December 1925.

58. Letter. To Secretary, from Hutcheson, Wilson & Co (Wellington). Enquiring on weight of canvas ordered & encloses sample of tarpaulin (at 5/6 p.yd), & duck (5/9d p.yd) 11 December 1925.

59. Letter. To Hutcheson, Wilson & Co. from Secretary. Confirms order for duck. 15 December 1926.

Folder 10. 1926 - 1927 A-W.

1. Letter. To S Blake (Hawera), from Secretary. Extending Board’s sympathy in recent loss of his son. 01 August 1927.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from B.N.S.W. (Patea). Advising cheque of Chas. Kneebone, Hawera has been returned as ‘Post dated’. 25 March 1927.

3. Letter. To Mr A. Baldwin (Patea), from Secretary. Advising necessity of clearing gorse from his sections 120 and 121, according to his lease. 17 September 1926.

4. Letter. To Chairman, from Colonial Motor Coy (Wellington). Letter illustrating use of tractors on wharves, 7 brochure of Fordson-Lessman equipment encl. 10 September 1926.

5. Letter. To Mrs H.E. Deane, from Secretary. Extending Board’s sympathy in recent death of Mr Deane, a former member and chairman. 04 July 1927.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from Dominion Metals Coy (Christchurch). Advising are handling zinc chloride orders for use in impregnating wood, railway sleepers etc. 18 October 1926.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from A.W East (Foxton). Advising he has yellow lupin seed for sale at 9d per lb at Foxton, from about mid-February. 11 October 1926.

8. Letter. To Mr A.W. East, from Secretary. Advising Board does not require any seed at present. 02 November 1926.

9. Letter. To Hawera County Council, from Secretary. Regarding Native Rate Collection & Commission and Board decides commission be at 10% of all native rates collected, & will send full particulars of names, addresses etc. 07 June 1926.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera County Council. Advising are prepared to collect native rates as suggested. 17 August 1927.

11. Letter. To Holm & Coy (Wellington), from Secretary. Informing Board has a Pristman dredge grab, steam crane winch, and (specified) pieces of timber for sale. 24 June 1927.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from Holm & Coy. Asking particulars of steam crane, and prices for timber. 29 June 1927.

13. Letter. To Holm & Coy, from Secretary. Details of above supplied. Any reasonable offer for both will not be refused. 20 July 1927.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from Arthur P. Haigh (Wellington). Applying for any vacancy in Bd’s drawing office or on the engineering staff. 22 June 1927.

15. Letter. To Mr A.P. Haigh, from Secretary. Advises Board has no vacancies in these departments. 24 June 1927.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Borough Council. Advising Mr Samuel Blake is member for Hawera Borough on the Board. 27 April 1927.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Patea). Enclosing surrender of lease and memorandum of lease in matter of P.H. Bd. to L. Hitchcock, Sec 320 Block. 1. 18 September 1926.

18. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford, from Secretary. Above lease signed and returned. Also enclosed papers in matter of P. J. Oakley to A. Baldwin. 05 October 1926.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Memorandum of transfer – re A. Baldwin to E.E. Hall enclosed. 22 August 1927.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from Lankshears Ltd (printers etc) (Wellington). Submitting quotations for printing Rate Demands. 13 April 1927.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from Lloyds Register of Shipping (Wellington). Asking confirmation of description of Patea Harbour they already have in the Lloyds Register. 08 December 1926.

22. Letter. To D.K. Blair (Wellington), from Secretary. Regarding Lloyds Register. Board advises some changes to be made. 11 December 1926.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. Acknowledges receipt of above letter. 19 May 1927.

24. Letter. To Secretary. from Marine Dept. Giving details of a report from the master of the S.S. Hawera of the grounding of the vessel in the river when leaving. 01 June 1927.

25. Letter. To Marine Dept., from Secretary. Pilots report on the above confirms details. No damage to vessel which was a little too close to the eastern wall. 06 June 1927.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. Acknowledges receipt of above letter. 27 June 1927.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from F.J. McKenna (Solicitor) (Patea). Papers enclosed re Memo of Transfer – P.J. Oakley to A. Baldwin and Memo of Mortgage – Baldwin to South Taranaki Finance Co, enclosed for signing. 29 September 1926.

28. Letter. To F.J. McKenna, from Secretary. Above papers signed & handed to Hamel & Rutherford for perusal. 05 October 1926.

29. Letter. To Harbour Master (Patea), from Marine Dept. Confidential letter enquiring on cargo working gear relative to loading of butter. 04 February 1927.

30. Letter. To Marine Dept., from Secretary. Answering above and describing loading methods of butter, cheese and meat. 14 February 1927.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. Circular re shipment and discharge of bulk petroleum, and 2 copies of same ex the New Zealand Gazette attached. 18 March 1927.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Dept. Asks for list of Board members following recent elections. 06 May 1927.

33. Letter. To Marine Dept., from Secretary. List supplied. A.T. Christensen, A.H. Hodge, A.N. Williams, S. Blake, A. Pearce, J.R. Corrigan, W.H. Watkins (see 23 acknowledges same). 11 May 1927.

34. Letter. To Mines Department, from Secretary. Thanking for information re ironsand on Patea foreshore. 10 September 1926.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from Mines Dept. (Wellington). Quoting a telegram received from San Francisco re ironsand tests there and suggests to harbour board’s interested in taking matter up contact the correspondent. Government cannot handle the enquiry. 09 May 1927.

36. Letter. To Secretary, from Mines Dept. (Wellington). Further letter to above and includes copy of a letter from A.W. Copps (re working of the ironsands) Resident Agent for N.Z. in San Francisco. 30 May 1927.

37. Letter. To Mines Department, from Secretary. Thanking for above letters. Board interested but not able to assist financially or give any guarantee. 07 July 1927.

38. Letter. To Secretary, from Mines Department. Further letter re ironsands. Also enclosed are extracts from a letter from Arthur W. Copps to the Prime Minister, on the subject. 14 June 1927.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from Mines Department. Quotes further telegram from Copps to P.M., & asks what Board is prepared to do in matter, for the information of the P. Min. 23 August 1927.

40. Letter. To Mines Department, from Secretary. Advises matter to be discussed by the Board at September meeting and will advise if anything further eventuates. 27 August 1927.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from Miss L. MacDuff (Patea). Asking if her father can get some wood from the beach – mainly for use in the copper. 09 December 1926.

42. Letter. To Mr R. MacDuff (Patea), from Secretary. Advising Board not issuing permits to anyone to remove wood from either beach or riverbank. 10 December 1926.

43. Letter. To Mr H. Neal (Patea), from Secretary. Regarding Sub. 8. Sec. 131., 5 acres. The matter discussed with Chrmn, who suggests he obtain consent of Board to have property transferred to him direct and save a lot of expense later on. 08 August 1927.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee in bankruptcy (Hawera). Advising Herbert Vernon Brown, Hurleyville, farmer, has filed in bankruptcy & enclose a Proof of Debt. 13 April 1927.

45. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee in bankruptcy (Hawera). Acknowledges Proof of Debt. Browns assets practically nil & suggests Board proceeds against mortgagees of property to recover the rates mounting to £3-6-11d. 13 April 1927.

46. Letter. To Official Assignee, from Secretary. Informs Board has decided to withdraw Proof of Debt. 14 April 1927.

47. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee. Noting withdrawal of P/D. and advises 2nd mortgagees are Donald McDonald and A.C. Pease who have taken over the property. 21 April 1927.

48. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea County Council. Advising Council considering erection of strongroom & enquiring if Bd interested to use it and pay an increased rent. 16 May 1927.

49. Letter. To Patea County Council, from Secretary. Advising Board Chairman. will interview the Council to make a satisfactory arrangement. 07 June 1927.

50. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea County Council. Advising an increase of office rent to £25 pa in event of a strong room being built in its offices. 15 June 1927.

51. Letter. To Chairman, from Patea Farmers Co-op Freezing Co. Asking permission to erect a railway siding into their Works. Siding will transverse portion of the tidal mud flat. 02 May 1927.

52. Letter. To Patea Farmers Co-op F. Company, from Secretary. Advising a Committee formed to handle this and certain formalities to be gone through. Board will give every possible assistance. 03 May 1927.

53. Letter. To Miss S. Power (Patea), from Secretary. Thanking for her services in his absence and encloses remuneration for £2-2-0. 03 March 1927.

54. Letter. To Patea Borough Council, from Secretary. Accepting Council tender of 1/- p.a. for lease of Pt. Blk 34 Patea Borough Council. 21 years lease. 07 September 1926.

55. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough Council Valuation of properties (10) owned by board in the borough. 15 January 1927.

56. Letter. To Patea Borough Council, from Secretary. Advising Mr A.T. Christensen appointed to exercise the Boards’ vote. 14 February 1927.

57. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough Council. Advising Messrs Hodge & Williams elected to represent Patea Boro’, and Waverley Town Board on the Patea Harbour Board. 14 April 1927.

58. Letter. To Mr W.F. Shield, Patea, from Sth British Ins Company (Wanganui). Enclosing cheque for £5-11-0 in settlement of claim 17/4948, Patea Harbour Board re J. Taiaroa. 29 July 1927.

59. Letter. To South British Insurance Company (Wanganui), from Secretary. Advising a weeks delay in Taiaroa restarting work so a further dOctoberor’s certificate required? Please advise. 01 August 1927.

60. Letter. To Secretary, from South British Insurance Company (Wanganui). Enclosing cheque for £3-6-8 as a further weeks compensation. 04 August 1927.

61. Letter. To Mr J. Smitheram (Hurleyville), from Secretary. Regarding a conversation of a log in Patea River. He cannot claim it. 21 May 1927.

62. Letter. To Mr F.G. Sherwood Hawera, from Secretary. Asking for return of a die connected with the old dumping plant. Is now required. 05 October 1926.

63. Letter. To Stratford Progress League, from Secretary. Advising chairman Mr A.T. Christensen will join with League to wait on Minister re the Stratford-Main Trunk Railway. 07 Sep 1926.

64. Letter. To Secretary, from Stratford Progress League. Advising date of meeting with Minister will be advised. 08 September 1926.

65. Letter. To Texas Coy Ltd (Wellington), from Secretary. Regarding 1 case Texaco Altair Oil sent x S.S. Waverley. Board did not order same, will not pay freight, and asks them to collect. 21 July 1927.

66. Letter. To Secretary, from Edward W. Tait Patea. Granting Bd permission to build another dredge bucket on consideration of royalty of 20% on cost on same. 5 May 1927.

67. Telegram. To E.W. Tait, from Secretary. Advising dredge out of action, one arm carried away. 02 May 1927.

68. Letter. To Secretary, from Joseph Taiaroa Patea. Asking permission to erect a boatshed alongside Mr Railton’s shed. He also offers £3 for old cement shed at the Heads. 13 May 1927.

69. Letter. To Mr J. Taiaroa, from Secretary. Giving permission to erect boatshed. But use of cement shed given to the Seaside Improvement Society. 14 May 1929.

70. Letter. To Captain W. Tinney, Patea, from Secretary. Expressing Boards’ sympathy in the death of Mrs Tinney. 07 December 1926.

71. Letter. To Secretary, from Captain Tinney. Acknowledgment card returning his thanks. 07 December 1926.

72. Letter. To Inspector of Machinery (Wanganui), from Secretary. Advising dredge overhaul due and propose to dock same on October 5th or 6th. Will these days suit his visit here? 25 September 1926.

73. Letter. To Secretary, from Inspec. of Mach’y (Wanganui). Advising he will survey the “Wallace” on 5th October. 27 September 1926.

74. Letter. To Secretary, from Mrs A.J. Watson (Patea). Advising she wishes to surrender her lease of Lot 8 Sec. 131, from next September. 06 June 1927.

75. Letter. To Mrs A.J. Watson, from Secretary. Acknowledging her letter. Board will communicate with her later. 07 June 1927.

76. Letter. To Mrs A.J. Watson, from Secretary. Advising Board prepared to reduce her rental of paddock by half. Otherwise she may like to sub-lease to someone. If so, Board will require formal sanction of lease. 11 July 1927.

Folder 11. 1926 H.

1. Letter. To Harbours Association. (N.Z.) (Wellington), from Secretary. Advising Chairman Mr A.T. Christensen will attend the Assn. Conference in Dunedin in March. 08 December 1925.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. of NZ (Wellington). Enclosing summary of enactments of interest to Harbour Boards in Session of 1925. 28 January 1926.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. of NZ (Wellington). Enclosing copies of order paper of business to be taken at the 10th conference (31 pages in all). 04 February 1926.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. of New Zealand (Wellington). Advising a Resolution passed at Conference re need of a fresh survey of coastline of New Zealand. 19 March 1926.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association of New Zealand (Wellington). Advising meeting with Audit Office re Harbour Boards’ overdrafts. 08 April 1926.

6. Letter. To Harbours Association, from Secretary. Supporting action re Re-survey of New Zealand Coastline. 13 April 1926.

7. Letter. To Harbours Association, from Secretary. Appreciation Association’s efforts re Local Bodies Finance Act and action on harbour board’s overdrafts. 13 April 1926.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Enclosing (printed) copy of Bill re Oil in Territorial Waters just introduced for first reading in House of Representatives. 06 July 1926.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Enclosing 9 copies of proceedings of recent 10th Conference. 17 July 1926.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association of New Zealand (Wellington). Enclosing (printed) copy of Local Government Loans Board Bill now down for second reading in House of Representatives. 27 July 1926.

11. Letter. To Harbours Association, from Secretary. Advising the Board not in favour of the above Bill and asks the Association to oppose it on their behalf. 03 August 1926.

12. Letter. To Harbours Association, from Secretary. Approving of Association’s action re the Oil in Territorial Waters Bill. 03 August 1926.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Reporting on the 2 above–mentioned Bills. 06 August 1926.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Reporting on meeting with Prime Minister on subject of necessity for complete survey of the New Zealand coastline. 31 August 1926.

15. Letter. To Mr A.H. Hodge (Patea), from Secretary. Asking him to interview Mr Holmes when in Wellington, and ask him to visit Patea and discuss local channel troubles. 19 January 1926.

16. Letter. To Editor of the Hawera Star, from Secretary Giving him an outline of the working of the Patea Harbour Board and the port for year 1925. 19 December 1925.

Folder 12. 1926 I-S

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr I.L. Kaufmann. Writing on behalf of the Triump Steel Company for information on the ironsands at Patea, & asks 9 questions re same. 04 May 1926.

2. Letter. To I.L. Kaufmann, from Secretary. Board replies to above questions. 26 May 1926.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from I.L. Kaufmann. He now lists 22 specific questions on the port, availability of coal, coke, electricity, labour, tax laws, etc. 19 July 1926.

4. Letter. To I.L. Kaufmann, from Secretary. 2 typed copies of both letters from Irwin L. Kaufmann. 19 July 1926.

5. Letter. To I.L. Kaufmann, from Secretary. A 3 page letter answering in full all his 22 questions. 15 October 1926.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from Phoenix Association Company (New Plymouth). Enclosing premium (£1-15-1d) on dwelling, implement & car shed in name of P. H. Bd, lessors, & L. Hitchcock, lessee. 07 August 1926.

7. Letter. To Mines Dept. (Wellington), from Secretary Asking department to supply inform. on coal and .limestone, analysis of same, etc. for a firm in America enquiring. 19 August 1926.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from Mines Department. Says information has already been supplied to a firm in America and asks for a copy of Board’s correspondence. May be same firm. 25 August 1926.

9. Letter. To Mines Dept., from Secretary. Board sends copy of each of the letters received. 27 August 1926.

10. Letter. To Engineer Patea Harbour Board, from C.F. Millward & Co (Wanganui). Soliciting business in supplying hewn and/or sawn hardwood timber, piles, poles, sleepers, etc. 30 June 1926.

11. Letter. To Chairman, from Mrs J. Mercer (Patea). A complaint against Mr Hickey who claimed possession of sawn timber from a log which had been cut up by her grandson. 05 June 1926.

12. Letter. To Mrs Mercer, from Secretary. Advising Boards’ sympathy in the matter but cannot interfere in any action she takes against Mr Hickey who has no permission to remove any wood from the foreshore. 8 June 1926.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Sports Protection League (Wellington). Asking for Boards’ support in introducing daylight saving (in existence in Great Britain for past 11 years). 01 March 1926.

14. Letter. To New Zealand Sports Protection League, from Secretary. Advising Board. supports League’s effort in the matter. 13 April 1926.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Sports Protection League. Acknowledging Board’s letter, and hope a deputation can wait on Government when Parliament opens. 15 April 1926.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from N.P. Harbour Board. Asking if Board has second-hand cement testing outfit for sale. 22 March 1926.

17. Letter. To Resident Engineer, New Plymouth Harbour Board, from Secretary. Advising Board has such available for a cheap price but suggests Resident Engineer (G.W.B. Lawson) come and inspect first. 27 March 1926.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from New Plymouth Harbour Board. Will be pleased to inspect equipment & will advise arrival later. 29 March 1926.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from New Plymouth Harbour Board. Lawson advises he will visit Patea on 20th inst. 16 April 1926.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from New Plymouth Harbour Board. Lawson advises reasons why he could not accept Boards offer of their cement-tester. 25 June 1926.

21. Letter. To Mr Lawson, New Plymouth Harbour Board, from Secretary. Acknowledging his letter and regret they cannot accept the testing plant. 29 June 1926.

22. Letter. To Miss S. Power (Patea), from Secretary. Enclosing cheque for £2-2-0 for services rendered during his absence on holiday leave. 13 April 1926.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Miss S. Power. Acknowledging receipt of above letter. 03 May 1926.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from Prisons Dept. (Wellington). Advising the Department has available for sale large supplies of timber and bricks. Also enclose a price list of same. 15 April 1926.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea County Council. Advising W.H. Watkins & A. Pearce elected members to the Board. 03 May 1926.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Stratford Progress League. Advising League disappointed only £180,000 on Estimates for work in connection with Stratford-Main Trunk Line and suggests Minister be asked to increase same when he visits to inspect public works. 03 September 1926.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr C.N. Stevens (Patea). Asking if he can take wood off beach on south side of river. 30 July 1926.

28. Letter. To Mr C.N. Stevens, from Secretary. Advising no wood can be taken from either beach. 03 August 1926.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Railway (Wellington). Advising the Department unable to contribute to provision of a convenience on the wharf but will supply water without charge, though Board to ay cost of pipes and connection. 22 December 1925.

30. Letter. To New Zealand Railway, from Secretary. Acknowledging Boards letter re the conveniences. 30 December 1925.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Railway (Wanganui). Setting out 9 conditions for supply of water to conveniences, and asks for £2 for costs of preparation of Deed regarding same. 04 January 1926.

32. Letter. To New Zealand Railway (Wanganui), from Secretary. Acknowledges above letter & sends chq. for £2. 06 January 1926.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Railway (Wanganui). Enclosing receipt for £2, and permit to proceed with the work. 07 January 1926.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from J.R. Corrigan (Hawera). Enclosing a letter received from Minister of Railway re conveniences on wharf dated 23.12.25 (almost a duplicate of copy of letter to Board dated 22.12.25.). 11 January 1926.

35. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Acknowledging Department’s letter of 7th January. 18 January 1926.

36. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Advising handling charge of 9d p. ton on goods x ship not now to be recovered from the Board after 28th inst. 13 February 1926.

37. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter. 02 March 1926.

38. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wellington). Enclosing Deeds in connection with right to take water from railway supply for execution & return. 15 June 1926.

39. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wellington), from Secretary. Returning above Deeds. 09 July 1926.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wellington). Original Deed (Grant No 16363) returned for Boards use, are now completed. 29 July 1926.

Folder 13. 1926 S-W.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Seaside Improvement Society. Returning key of cottage on Heads Road as the Society now dormant, and cottage subject to vandalism. 01 February 1923.

(1926)?.

2. Letter. To H.R. White, To Secretary, Patea Improvement Society, from E.O. Horner (To Secretary, Patea Harbour Board). Accepting above letter and regretting Society had to take its step and sympathetic to reason why. 02 February 1926.

3. Letter. To Engineer Patea harbour Board, from Eric P. Tapp (Palmerston North). Stating he is prepared to buy the quantity of scrap iron in a section by Freezing Company’s office at £3 p. ton as is. 20 July 1926.

4. Letter. To Eric P. Tapp, from E.O Horner. Advising no record of any scrap iron in any sections. 22 July 1926.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from Thames Harbour Board. Asking inform on Boards’ policy re insurance (Marine & Fire) on dredges, tugs, etc operating in port limits. 31 March 1926.

6. Letter. To Thames Harbour Board, from E.O. Horner. Advising Board does not insure its dredge as little risk of fire & it only operates within river limits. 08 April 1926.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from George L. Tacon (Wellington). On behalf of an English firm interested in the ironsand he asks that 20lb be sent to him to re-forward. 31 December 1925.

8. Letter. To Mr G.L. Tacon Horner, from Secretary. Advising is sending 20lb ironsand by first boat. 07 January 1926.

9. Letter. To J.H. Verry (Waitotara) Horner, Secretary. Expressing regret at his resignation from the Board after 9 years service. 08 June 1926.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from E. & L. Whitehead (Patea). Asking for a reduction in rental on their 2 sections. They outline expenses since they took over, 7 in accompanying private letter to the Chairman Christensen) suggest £1-15-0 as a fair rent. 28 January 1926.

11. Letter. To Whitehead, from Secretary. Advising letter before the Board who will call on them on 1st March. 02 February 1926.

12. Letter. To Whitehead, from Secretary. Confirming above letter and will call about 12.30 on the 1st. 23 February 1926.

13. Letter. To Whitehead, from Secretary. Advising following inspection Board will reduce 1 rental from £97-7-0 pa to £81. pa and 2nd rental from £44-16-4 pa to £41-5-0 pa. A special resolution confirmed this. Board also noted control of noxious weeds etc. 02 March 1926.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from E & L Whitehead. Letter thanking the Board for its consideration. 09 April 1926.

15. Letter. To E & L Whitehead, from Secretary. Letter setting out remaining debits on the 2 sections, after allowing for rebate from 1st March to 20th June when rental is due. 10 July 1926.

Folder 14. 1927 - 1929 A-H.

1. Letter. To Auditor General (Wellington), from Secretary. Advising Board is refunding money received in error from following Kapara Riding settlers who are not in the Bds’ rating area:-Messrs Larsen Bros; J. Peat; A. Davey; C.S. Menefy; F.K. Pearce; A.G. Chesswas; Arthur Chesswas; B.J. Annabel; F.O. Matthews; J.R. Annabel; Wellington Diocesan Trustees; F. Train;& Est. of A.L. Savell (Sewell?). 16 August 1928.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from A.F. Anderson (Hawera). Enquiring whether 1 case if cider he had ordered from Christchurch had arrived. 29 September 1927.

3. Letter. To F. Anderson, from Secretary. Answer to his query. Was addressed to F.A. Anderson (no address). Has now been re-consigned. 03 October 1927.

4. Letter. To W.E. Alexander (Steel Construction Company Auckland), from Secretary. Thanks for sending blueprint of dredge grab. 22 August 1927.

5. Letter. To W.E. Alexander (Steel Construction Company Auckland), from Secretary. Thanks for sending blueprint of Taits bucket. 06 September 1927.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from S. Blake (Hawera). Letter card, apologising for absence from Board meeting. 04 November 1927.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from S. Blake (Hawera). Letter card, apologising for absence from Board meeting. 25 May 1928.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from F.W. Blakey (Auckland). Soliciting for “Barnard Patent Grabs” & encloses brochures on same. 29 September 1927.

9. Letter. To F.W. Blakey, from Secretary. Acknowledges letter but has already purchased a grab. 03 October 1927.

10. Letter. To Board members, from Secretary (E.O. Horner). Calling a special meeting for 6th August when new by laws will be adopted. And an apology from J.R. Corrigan (annual meeting Dairy Coy). 30 July 1928.

11. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea), from Secretary. Advising half-yearly rent now due and must be paid promptly. 21 February 1928.

12. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea), from Secretary. Further reminder of overdue rent. 05 March 1928.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from W.C. Glenny Ltd (Patea). Forwarding cheque for £5, being royalty on 200 yards of shingle. 30 June 1928.

14. Letter. To Chairman, from Grey District Diamond Jubilee. Invitation (card) and letter inviting his attendance at the (Greymouth) Diamond Jubilee celebrations on 25th February to 3rd March 1928. 29 December 1927.

15. Letter. To Grey District D.J. Committee, from Secretary. Advising Chairman hopes to be present if he can get away and Board will do all it can to notify ex Westcoasters. 13 January 1928.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Assn of N.Z. (Wellington). Regarding Fidelity Policies and participation of the State Fire & Accident Insurance Office. 12 September 1927.

17. Letter. To Harbours Association, from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter and returns questionnaire filled in. 04 October 1927.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Regarding Motor Vehicles Act 1924; and Exemptions from annual licence fees. 20 October 1927.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Regarding lighting of any vessel lying alongside another vessel at a wharf. 01 February 1928.

20. Letter. To Harbours Association, from Secretary. Board agrees that the vessel should show a white light on the offside from stem to stern. 04 February 1928.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Regarding enforcement of consent to transfer clause in Harbour Board leases. A Greymouth query to this, & reply from District Land Registrar, Hokitika.

25 February 1928.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. A Summary of Sessional enactments of interest to harbour boards. 01 March 1928.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. 4 page legal opinion on relationship between harbour bds and pilots and the liability of Boards’ for the outs of the pilots. 26 March 1928.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Report of Executive meeting and balance sheet for Y/E 30-9-1927. 26 March 1928.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Enclosing copy of a report from Prime Minister (J.G. Coates) on need for, and cost of a coastal survey of New Zealand. 27 March 1928.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Advising date, and location of the 11th Conference of the Association, & remits for same. 28 March 1928.

27. Letter. To Harbours Association, from Secretary. Acknowledging receipt of last 4 letters. 3 April 1928.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Refers to next Conference (in Auckland in January 1929). 02 August 1928.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Regarding proposed harbours legislation, and reply from Minister of Marine, Sir Francis Dillon Bell, no legislation this coming Session. 17 August 1928.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from Holm & Coy (Wanganui). Advising a shipment of coal coming. Does Board want some? 21 October 1927.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Holm & Coy (Wanganui). Advising a shipment of coal coming. Does Board want some? 10 January 1928.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from Holm & Coy (Wanganui). Advising a truck of Westport-Stockton coal on its way. 01 February 1928.

33. Letter. To Holm & Coy, from Secretary. Asking for 1 12 ton truck of un? coal (business card). 26 March 1928.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from Holm & Coy. Advising next shipment of coal arriving. 14 July 1928.

35. Letter. To Holm & Coy, from Secretary. An order for a truck load of coal. 16 July 1928.

36. Letter. To Secretary, from Holm & Coy. Acknowledging order. Will forward when shipment arrives. 18 July 1928.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from Holm & Coy. Advising coal assignment on the way. 20 July 1928.

38. Letter. To Mr J. Hickey (Ranger) Patea, from Secretary. Advising horses roaming on road to pilot station, & requesting he come & impound same. 05 October 1927.

39. Letter. To Mr J. Hickey (Ranger) Patea, from Secretary. Advising prohibition of taking wood from the beaches. 21 May 1928.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from Larsen Bros. (Taumatatahi). Advising Board has been collecting rates from them to which it was not entitled, and lists years and amounts. 09 July 1928.

41. Letter. To Larsen Bros, from Secretary. Acknowledges letter which will be put before next meeting of the Board. 13 July 1928.

42. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford (Patea), from Sol. Enclosing signed Memo of Transfer – Baldwin to Hall. 06 September 1927.

43. Letter. To Secretary, from Marshall, Izard & Barton (Wanganui). Copy of a letter stating that Mr F.O. Matthews & Mr J. Peat have paid rates for several years on properties not in the Boards rating district and asks for clarification in the matter. 29 June 1928.

44. Letter. To Marshall, Izard, from Secretary. Acknowledges above letter. To be placed before Board for discussion. 04 July 1928.

45. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Patea). Enclosing copy of a letter from them to Marshall, Izard & Barton suggesting an interchange of views as to legal position in matter of Patea Harbour Board & Matthews & Peat, to avoid involving parties in litigation. 12 July 1928.

46. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Patea). Enclosing copy of another letter from Marshall, Izard and Barton. Both letters quote legal opinions on over payment of/or refund of rates. (P.H Bd V Matthews & Peat). 02 August 1928.

47. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Patea). Advising solicitors acting for Matthews 7 Peat are prepared to accept cheque for £124-4-9 on behalf of their clients. (Details of amounts given). (A pencilled memo states that the letter was answered on Sept 5th and a cheque and vouchers sent). 29 August 1928.

Folder 15. 1927 - 1929 J-M.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Jones & Sandford (New Plymouth). Offering to supply hardwood timber for a groyne the Board is proposing to build. 18 May 1928.

2. Letter. To Jones & Sandford, from Secretary. Acknowledging letter, but Board has all the timber it requires. 21 May 1928.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from John Jackson (Patea). Asking Board to reduce his lease of a small section just above the Dumping wharf from £2 pa. to £1-10-0 pa. Is difficult to get at. 01 May 1928.

4. Letter. To John Jackson, from Secretary. Advises Board is prepared to reduce rental to £1-10-0 p.a. 08 May 1928.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from Maui Onekura (Patea). Asking permission to build a boat shed on river bank just above bridge & between sheds of Railton & Taiaroa. 12 November 1927.

6. Letter. To Maui Onekura, from Secretary. Advises Board gives permission for boat shed subject to approval of pilot Captain Tinney who will see the site. 06 December 1927.

7. Letter. To E.W. Mills & Co. (Wellington), from Secretary. Ordering 4 gallons of fish oil. 23 March 1928.

8. Letter. To E.W. Mills & Co (Wellington), from Ordering 1 Barthels No 3 Kerosene Brazing lamp. 27 April 1928.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from E.W. Mills & Co. Advising do not stock above but enclose sketch of another lamp they can supply. 30 April 1928.

10. Letter. To E.W. Mills & Co., from Secretary. Asking them to deliver the alternative lamp. 08 May 1928.

11. Letter. To E.W. Mills & Co., from Secretary. Ordering oils, leads, etc, for use on dredge. 26 September 1927.

12. Letter. To Machinery Inspect. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Asking when it will be suitable to slip the dredge for overhaul, to suit spring tides. 19 September 1927.

13. Letter. To Machinery Inspect. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Thanking for assistance in getting repairs to dredge done. It is now fit for another years work. 08 November 1927.

14. Letter. To Mr Grainger (Chairman Patea Harbour Board), from Jas. McVie (Kotuku). Asking to be considered if any vacancy comes up either as dredge master or engineer. 18 December 1927.

15. Letter. To Jas McVie (Kotuku), from Secretary. Advising no position on dredge available as yet. 23 December 1927.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from McCarty & Hunger (Patea). Advising are prepared to make a drag bucket at Mt Tait’s specifications for £28-14-6. 02 July 1929.

17. Letter. To Mines Department, from Secretary. Advising Board is prepared to offer assistance to genuine iron sand prospectors. 06 September 1927.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Mines Department. Detailing a query from Mr E.G. Lloyd of San Francisco re use of ironsands, and results achieved by an English firm. 04 January 1928.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from Mines Department. Citing correspondence from Mr A.W. Copps and his proposals re working of the Taranaki Ironsands. 25 September 1928.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from Mines Department. Asking for a reply to his letter of 25th ult. 01 November 1928.

21. Letter. To Mines Department, from Secretary. Board sets out its conditions for granting a 14 years license over usage of its ironsand foreshore. 02 November 1928.

22. Letter. To Mines Department, from Secretary. Refers to letter of 1-11-28 & explains delay. 03 November 1928.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Mines Department. Acknowledges receipt of letter of 2nd & 3rd, & has passed on inform. to Mr Copps. 09 November 1928.

24. Letter. To Mines Department, from Secretary. Replying to Department’s letter of 4th inst. says board has no intention to interest itself in any patent rights, but will give any assistance required to establish an ironsand industry. 22 January 1929.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from Mines Department. Acknowledges above letter and will pass information on to Mr E.G. Lloyd of San Francisco. 28 January 1929.

26. A Deed drawn up by Messrs Hamel & Rutherford, solicitors, Patea, being Grant of Licence to Extract Ironsand between Patea Harbour Board. Undated.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from Mines Department. Acknowledging Board’s letter giving whereabouts of H.B.Wade. 20 September 1927.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from Mines Department. Acknowledging Mines Department receipt of 3 copies of Board’s accounts for 9 month period. 30 September 1927.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Asking Board to sign an enclosed declaration and return. 05 December 1927.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Enclosing 10 copies of General Harbour Regulations relating to vessels engaged in towing. 21 December 1927.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Enclosing 2 copies of “Notes on the Annealing & use of wraught-iron-iron chains.” 05 December 1928.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Correspondence dealing with lights on the end of the moles as proposed by captains of vessels working the port at night. 13 April 1928 &

24 Mar 1928.

33. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Advising Patea Farmers Freezing Company has applied to erect a railway siding partly across the mud flat and seeks Department’s sanction to erect the siding.

09 May 1928.

34. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Further to above letter, Board sends a plan of the area involved. 21 May 1928.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from W. Tinney (Pilot). Pilot’s report on matter of lights at the Heads. 21 May 1928.

36. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Sending a copy of the above report. 21 May 1928.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Acknowledging pilots report and suggests reference to eastern mole be incorporated in next edition of N.Z. Nautical Almanac. 04 June 1928.

38. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Refers to above letter. Includes amendment to Board’s By-laws. 18 June 1928.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Asks for review of enclosed matter relating to the port for inclusion in next issue of Nautical Almanac. 04 June 1928.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Regarding the By laws. Cannot be operated on until requirements of secs. 227 & 228 of Harbours Act 1923 have been completed with. 20 June 1928.

41. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Advising Board’s intentions with regard to new By-laws. 22 June 1928.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Advising Dept. has no objection to proposed rail siding on the mud flat. 30 June 1928.

43. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter and authority given. 04 July 1928.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Regarding the By laws. When Harbours Act complied with they will be submitted to Ministry of Marine for acknowledgment. 05 July 1928.

45. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Advising Board will advertise intention to adopt by laws and will then submit same to Ministry of Marine. 09 July 1928.

46. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Advising Board’s intentions that By laws come into force on Sept. 1st next. 19 July 1928.

47. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Advising the definition of the limits of the port of Patea to be included by amending clause 4 of the by laws. 03 August 1928.

48. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Refers to above letter. Clause 4 amended as per instructions. 08 August 1928.

49. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Encloses extract from N.Z. Gazette re vessels lying alongside another at a wharf to show a bright white light along offside of outer vessel. 06 August 1928.

Folder 16. 1927-1929 N-W.

1. Letter. To F. Naismith (Patea), from Secty. Thanking him for work done on the dredge Wallace overhaul and enclosing remuneration of £2-2-0. 07 November 1928.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. National Provident Fund. Printed matter re Local Authorities Superannuation System. 20 October 1928.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee (Wanganui). Regarding John Bourke, Maumahaki, farmer. Meeting of creditors to be held Thursday 2nd May. 16 April 1929.

4. Letter. To T.R. Overton (Pukekohe), from Secretary. Advising depth of water on bar and at wharves. Also wharfage charges on any poles landed. 11 December 1929.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea County Council. Advising A. Pearce, and W.H. Watkins elected to Board. Advising Local Bodies contact Council direct when they want to use services of the County Engineer. 15 May 1929 & 29 August 1929.

6. Letter. To Patea Butchery Company, from Secretary. Requesting him to renovate house on his lease No 12164, and remove existing tenant who has failed to keep section tidy. 30 January 1929.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Butchery Company. Tendering for lease of Pt Sec. 73, and enclose ½ years rent of £34. 04 March 1929.

8. Letter. To Patea Press, from Secretary. Insert advertisement re calling tenders to remove, alter and add to a portion of house of Mrs E.E. Hall on east side of river above bridge. 08 January 1929.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough Council. Advising A.H. Hodge and A.N. Williams elected to the Board. 22 April 1929.

10. Letter. To Patea Borough Council, from Secretary. Applying for permission to use 200 gallons water daily from Boro’ supply for water for boiler of plant at present on foreshore. 03 August 1929.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough Council. Granting permission to take water at 1/- per thousand gallons. 06 August 1929.

12. Letter. To Chairman, from Patea Beach Improvement Society (Patea). Asking permission to charge admission to swimming carnival, also to control traffic there. 17 February 1929.

13. Letter. To Patea Beach Improvement Society, from Secretary. Letter giving authority, as requested. 19 February 1929.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Beach Improvement Society. Asking permission to clear lupins, and level sand mound to make a car park near beach. 23 November 1928.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Beach Improvement Society. Advising Patea Borough Council will provide a water supply to beach of the Harbour Board will give permission for pipe line to cross its property to a 400 gallon tank in vicinity of Mr Adams beach cottage. 07 December 1928.

16. Letter. To Patea Beach Improvement Society, from Secretary. Advising that both above letters are referred to a committee to go into the matters. Society can be sure of sympathetic hearing. 12 December 1928.

17. Letter. To Chairman, from Prime Minister’s Office (Wellington). Regarding commemorating Armistice Day on Sunday 11th November. 16 October 1928.

18. Letter. To Chairman, from Edward Ryan (Stratford). An engine driver, and enquiring if Board has any work for him. 23 July 1929.

19. Letter. To Edward Ryan, from Secretary. Advising no work at present. Bad weather is delaying work. 25 July 1929.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from Edward Ryan. Thanks for letter. Is willing to do labouring work if required. 31 July 1929.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Notifying work required to be done on the Board’s part of the wharf. 17 April 1929.

22. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Acknowledging letter. Matter will be attended to. 23 April 1929.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Advising repairs requested not yet carried out. 25 July 1929.

24. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Stating some work was done, but Works Comm. willing to meet Dept’s foreman to discuss any further work required. 29 July 1929.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from W. Salt (bridge contractor) (Wanganui). Thanks Boardan of a crab winch to complete his work on the Patea Water Tower. 03 July 1929.

26. Letter. To Chairman, from Wellington Merchant Service Guild. Pointing out the necessity of having a light placed on the western wall for night time use. (Already one on eastern wall). 21 August 1929.

27. Letter. To Wgtn M.S. Guild, from Secretary. Acknowledging letter which will be placed before Bd. 30 August 1929.

28. Letter. To Chairman, from Capt. H. Brigden (SS Kapuni), apt. A.P. Gibson (SS Inaha), Capt. P. MacLachlan (SS Hawera). A petition by these captains of the necessity to have a light at the end of the western breakwater wall, 09 Jul 1929.

29. Letter. To Capt. H. Brigden (SS Kapuni), apt. A.P. Gibson (SS Inaha), Capt. P. MacLachlan (SS Hawera), from Secretary. Advising Bd. considers a light at end of w. wall not necessary but is prepared to place a white-painted beacon there. 07 August 1929.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from South Taranaki Shipping Coy (Patea). Acknowledging above letter & will discuss matter of the beacon with the captains and advise their opinion later. 13 August 1929.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from National Shop Window (Hawera). Printed circular regarding pending visit of Mr T.R. Toovey (Port of London Authority) & invitation to Bd members to attend a public lecture. 20 May 1929.

32. Letter. To L.O. Hooker (To Secretary Nat. Sh. Wind), from Secretary. Advising names of Bd. members who will be present at the lecture. Other members will represent other local bodies. 24 May 1929.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from L.O. Hooker (To Secretary National Sh. Wind). Asking if Bd will supply imports, exports & their value for past year for chairman’s use at the meeting with Mr Toovey. 18 June 1929.

34. Letter. To Mr J.R. Corrigan (Chairman of Toovey’s meeting), from Secretary. Bd. supplies comprehensive list of exports of butter & cheese from 1901 to 1928, & products from the freezing industry, and total values of both categories for year ended June 1928. 24 June 1929.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from Mt Tom Scott (Patea). Asking permission to erect a cottage at the beach. 27 November 1928.

36. Letter. To Mr Tom Scott, from Secretary. Advising matter is in hands of a committee which will consider and advise. 12 December 1928.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from Thompson & Hills Ltd (Auckland). Asking inform. re wharfage on goods entering the port and if any sortage charges for goods for inland towns. 05 August 1929.

38. Letter. To Thompson & Hills, from Secretary. Wharfage, sorting and handling charges set out. (per ton) 07 August 1929.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from Thames Harbour Board (Thames). Asking what wharfage charges Board makes in respect of fish landed at the Board’s wharves. 13 August 1929.

40. Letter. To Thames Harbour Board, from Secretary. Replying to above-Board has no fishing launches using the port and matter has never been discussed. 19 August 1929.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from Thames Harbour Board. Thanks for a copy of the by laws supplied. 01 October 1929.

42. Letter. To Chairman, from Mr C. Vendore (pilot at Waiau Bar. Blenheim). Asking if positions of pilot at Patea is about to change (has been a rumour). If so, would like particulars of job. 09 August 1929.

43. Letter. To Mr C. Vendore, from Secretary. Advising no change in pilots’ positions here. 13 August 1929.

Folder 17. 1928 N-Y.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Underwriting & Development Corporation (Wellington). Advising special facilities of the Corporation re financing public Body loans and debentures. 30 August 1928.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Federation Ironmasters Association (Wellington). Circular re a resolution passed re purchase of plant, supplies and machinery abroad instead of obtaining same locally by both State Departments and Local Bodies. 03 April 1928.

3. Letter. To New Zealand Federation Ironmasters Association, from Secretary. Supporting the Association’s request that all supplies, machinery etc. be obtained locally, and reasonably. 08 May 1928.

4. Letter. To F. Naismith (Patea), from Secretary. Asking if he will be prepared to act in advising capacity with Mr Hodge re any necessary repairs to dredge “Wallace” from time to time. 03 April 1928.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from F. Naismith. Agreeing to place his services at the Board’s disposal. 27 April 1928.

6. Letter. To F. Naismith, from Secretary. Thanking him for above letter. 08 May 1928.

7. Letter. To F. Naismith, from Secretary. Enclosing a remuneration of £2-2-0 in appreciation of his services. 08 August 1928.

8. Letter. To Chairman, from New Plymouth Harbour Board. Invitation to attend afternoon tea on open day for visitors following arrival of S.S. Mataroa at New Plymouth. -- October 1927.

9. Letter. To Mr C.F. Pulley (Wellington), from Secretary. Setting out in full, details of monies paid him, locality of work done, contract numbers, and dates of work in 1919/20/21. 15 June 1928.

10. Letter. To Secretary, Patea Farmers’ Co-op Freezing Company. Sending plan of proposed new railway siding to their property and seeks Board’s sanction to this. 07 May 1928.

11. Letter. To Patea Farmers’ Co-op Freezing Company, from Secretary. Advising the Board will approach the Marine Dept. and recommend it sanction the request to form the railway siding. 08 May 1928.

12. Letter. To Miss S. Power (Patea), from Secretary. Enclosing cheque for £2-0-0 in appreciation of her services in acting during his absence on holiday. 03 April 1928.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Prime Ministers Office (Wellington). Circular re observation of Armistice Day on 11th November. 1927. 18 October 1927.

14. Letter. To Prime Minister, from Secretary. Acknowledges above notice. 08 November 1927.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea & Waverley Press (Patea). Offering to print 100 copies of the by laws for sum of 10/6d per page. And offer accepted. 26 April 1928.

16. Letter. To Chairman, from Mr R. Ranger (Patea). Asking permission to scrap the engines of the Waitangi on the beach. Promises no blast or damage to the hull. 29 June 1928.

17. Letter. To Mr Ranger, from Secretary. Board declines to give permission for the work. 04 July 1928.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Advising some wharf decking requires replacement. 13 February 1928.

19. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Advising replacing planks will be attended to. 16 February 1928.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Stating repairs requested are not yet attended to. 22 May 1928.

21. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Advising work was done in March and paid for in May. If any further representations needed, will be attended to. 25 May 1928.

22. Letter. To Mrs R.A. Reid (Wanganui), from Secretary. Agreement to allow her to retain site of her cottage at beach for 5 years with Right of Renewal. (Harbour Boards stamp attached). 06 December 1927.

23. Letter. To Engineer, Hawera Harbour Board, from Mr F.G. Roberts (Auckland). Applying for position of a diver, as a man who can make himself useful in many ways. 17 October 1927.

24. Letter. To F.G. Roberts (Auckland), from Secretary. Advising the Post Office delivered his letter to the Board, but that there is no vacancy here for his line of work. 21 October 1927.

25. Letter. To Captain W. Tinney, from Secretary. Introducing him to personally attend to signalling of boats in and out of the port. If indisposed, arrange with Chairman for replacement. 05 March 1928.

26. Letter. To Captain W. Tinney, from Secretary. Suggests a conference between himself, Mr Hodge and the ships captains to discuss signalling systems on despatch of vessels. 03 April 1928.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from South Taranaki Shipping Company (Patea). Asking Board to enquire into despatch of their vessels on 4th March considering marine conditions prevailing. 02 April 1928.

28. Letter. To South Taranaki Shipping Company, from Secretary. Similar letter to that to Captain Tinney (see 26), suggesting a conference between parties. 03 April 1928.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from South Taranaki Shipping Company. Acknowledges above letter and will be referred to manager on his return after Easter holidays. 04 April 1928.

30. Letter. To Patea & Waitotara County Council, from Secretary. Asking whether the Council would consider collecting the Board’s outstanding Native Rates when collecting their own rates. 12 June 1928.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Waitotara County Council (Wanganui). Declining to undertake the Native rate collection in view of present state of law relating to rates on Native lands. Licns now abolished and charging orders substituted which is a costly process. 23 June 1928

32. Letter. To Chairman, from Mr W.H. Watkins (Waverley). Applying for leave of absence from next meeting and condolences. 30 June 1928.

33. Letter. To W.H. Watkins (Waverley), from Secretary. Expressing sympathy in loss of his son. 06 July 1928.

Folder 18. 1928-29 A-Y.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Anglo-American Steel Co. (London). Asking information on geological reports, transportation, electricity supplies, labour availability etc., connected with ironsand deposits. 30 October 1928.

2. Letter. To Anglo-American Steel Co., from Secretary. Detailed 2 page report supplied answering all questions. 19 December 1928.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Anglo-Am. Steel Co. Further letter about proposal to establish steel works. 19 March 1929.

4. Letter. To Anglo-American Steel Co., from Secretary. Advising Board prepared to assist in several ways but can offer no financial assistance. 15 May 1929

5. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr B.J. Annabell (Ngamatapouri) Setting out amount due as rates wrongfully collected in Estate of J.R. Annabell-£10-11-8d. 25 January 1929.

6. Letter. To Mr B.J. Annabell, from Secretary. Board sends cheque and vouchers for amount slightly less than his calculations (£10-2-5, for J.R.), (and 8/6 for B.J. personally). 29 January 1929.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from William Aitchison Ltd (Patea). Describing repairs to their building (painting, weatherboard replacing and spouting) costing £19-15-0, and asking for assistance to defray costs. 10 December 1928.

8. Letter. To William Aitchison, from Secretary. Bd. grants £10 towards costs of repairs. 12 December 1928.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from William Aitchison. Tendering for work on house near Patea river, as per plans and specifications £201-10-0. 19 January 1929.

10. Letter. To Chairman, from Mrs A. Anson. Asking permission to erect a tent or booth on beach in summer months, particularly Sundays and holidays, to cater for public. 05 November 1928.

11. Letter. To Mrs A. Anson, from Secretary. Granting permission, but discuss with pilot Captain Tinney first. 07 November 1928.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from Acetone Illuminating & Welding Co. (Napier). Asking for a complete list of names of chairman and members of the Board. 27 June 1929.

13. Letter. To Acetone Illuminating & Welding Co., from Secretary. Full list supplied as requested. 01 July 1929.

14. Letter. To Chairman, from B.N.S.W. (Patea). Bank undertakes to pay cheques of South Shipping Coy (£150). & West Coast Ref’g Coy (£350) if presented for payment within 24 hours after receipt. 19 July 1929.

15. Letter. To Mr H. Boagey (Patea), from Secretary. Re-painting, etc. to Hall’s house. He to obtain materials on behalf of board and charge only for labour (not to exceed £20.) 12 June 1929.

16. Letter. Mr C.B. Congreve (Halcombe), from Secretary. Thanking him for courtesy extended to M/s Christensen and Hodge on their visit to his work at Kakariki. Also loan of books. 12 June 1929.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from J.B. Congreve. Thanks for above letter. Return books when convenient. 26 June 1929.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr A.G. Chesswass (Waitotara). Claiming a refund on 2 sections on which rates were paid which Bd was not entitled to. 01 February 1929.

19. Letter. To Mr Chesswass, from Secretary. Board sends cheque for £5-9-9 refund of rates. 22 February 1929.

20. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea), from Secretary. Requesting that her ½ yearly payment of rent be paid promptly. 02 October 1928.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from Foxton Harbour Board. Some queries on pilotage rates charged by the Board. 10 August 1929

22. Letter. To Foxton Harbour Board, from Secretary. Board replies to queries on pilotage charges. 13 August 1929.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from E.G. Gilbert (Patea). Requesting permission to erect a boat shed on the river bank. Shed 17 ft x 8 or 9 ft, for 16 ft boat and outboard motor. 15 April 1929.

24. Letter. To Mr E.G. Gilbert, from Secretary. Request granted to build the boatshed. 07 May 1929.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from G.H. Graham (Sol. Waverley). Advising a meeting of creditors of Mr John Bourke of Maumahaki, farmer, on 17-12-28 at 2pm. 11 December 1928.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr A.A. Gillon (Patea). Applying for permission to erect a beach cottage on the Board’s property. 21 November 1928.

27. Letter. To Mr A.A. Gillon, from Secretary. Advising his application in the hands of a committee who will advise. 12 December 1928.

28. Letter. To Mr L. Hitchcock (Normanby), from Secretary. Advising his previous lease for 21 years now expired and a new one being prepared by the solicitors. 27 June 1929.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from Newton King Ltd (Hawera). Writes regarding L. Hitchcock lease which they state was renewed in August 1926. 01 July 1929.

30. Letter. To Newton King (Hawera), from Secretary. Board explains old lease has now expired-circumstances explained. This new lease for 21 years being the right of renewal. 03 July 1929.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Patea). Enclosing Memorandum of Lease in triplicate (re Hitchcock) for signature & return. 10 July 1929.

32. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford, from Secretary. Enclosing Hitchcock’s lease now signed. 07 August 1929.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from Mrs E.E. Hall (Patea). Asking for repairs and improvements to house. (bad leaks). Attached is costing of materials for wash house & 2 rooms. 23 October 1928.

34. Letter. To Mrs E.E. Hall, from Secretary. Advising Board has received a report from its inspection committee and will advise when it will make another visit. 12 December 1928.

35. Letter. To Chairman, from Mrs E.E. Hall. Letter objecting to proposed increase in rent. 06 January 1929.

36. Letter. To Mrs Hall, from Secretary. Advising chairman cannot give a decision. Board will discuss matter again and advise. (she writes they have no drainage, water, light or a decent road in). 19 February 1929.

37. Letter. To Mrs Hall, from Secretary. Advising if she is prepared to pay rental of 13/- per week (an increase of 5/3 on old rent) repairs and alterations will be done a.s.a.p. 07 March 1929.

38. Letter. To Secretary, from Mrs Hall. Agreeing to pay increase of 13/- p.week but would like to have a choice of stove to be put in. Dislikes Shacklock make. 08 March 1929.

39. Letter. To Mrs Hall, from Secretary. Advising committee will visit at early date and discuss matter of stove then. 11 March 1929.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Legal opinion on Board’s proposal to increase rent. (Present lease expires 1945) Suggests present lease be surrendered and a new one involving rental increase prepared. 21 August 1929.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from J.W. Harding (Hawera). Regarding commission on Native and European rates. October 1928.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Enclosing copy of Conditions of Lease of Part Section 73. 01 February 1929.

43. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford, from Secretary. Returning signed agreement re portion of Part Sec.73 that is used as a road to the Patea beach. 12 June 1929.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from F.H. & A.J. Larsen (Taumatatahi). Asking Board to pay to Hamel & Rutherford all monies wrongfully paid as rates. And letter from Hamel and Rutherford enclosing above letter. 12 Dec 1928 & 15 Dec 1928.

45. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford, from Secretary. Enclosing cheque for £124-4-9 to be paid to I (?) Peat and Matthews for monies paid in error as rates on properties situated in the Kapara Riding. 05 September 1928.

46. Letter. To Mrs George Johnston (Waverley), from Secretary. Conveying Board’s sympathy in death of Captain Johnston, a former member of the Board. 22 January 1929.

47. Letter. To Secretary, from Mrs Johnston. Card acknowledging above letter. --January 1929.

48. Letter. To Chairman, from G.W. King (Patea). Giving costing of 3 sections of half-tide sheet piling wall along waterfront adjoining West Coast Refrigerating Company’s Works. 30 April 1929.

49. Letter. To Secretary, from Newton King Ltd (Hawera). Asking for a duplicate receipt for rent paid on behalf of L. Hitchcock on 28.9.28. 19 January 1929.

50. Letter. To Secretary, from A.A.S. Lane (Wanganui). Advising Board he has an electric generator for sale. 08 November 1928.

51. Letter. To A.A.S.Lane, from Secretary. Acknowledging letter but Board does not require a generator. 12 December 1928.

52. Letter. To Secretary, from F.W. Locker (Patea). Asking permission to erect a bach on the Board’s property at the Heads. 31 October 1928

53. Letter. To F.W. Locker, from Secretary. Approval to erect a cottage at the beach. 07 November 1928.

54. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Asking foreman to meet Board next time he is in the area to discuss reps. to Patea Railway wharf. 22 October 1929.

55. Letter. To Secretary. from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Advising he will be in Patea on Tuesday 10th inst. 03 December 1929.

56. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Acknowledges above letter. 05 December 1929.

57. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Advising reps. to wharf will cost £135 and when cheque is received will have work put in hand. 27 March 1930.

58. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Board decides to have matter of reps. held over for a while. 02 April 1930.

59. Letter. To Chairman, from South Taranaki Shipping Company (Patea). Advising Captain Tinney failed in his duties on 2nd inst & asks Board to get an explanation for same. 04 November 1929.

60. Letter. To South Taranaki Shipping Co, from Secretary. Apologising for pilots absence from duty and will take steps to see does not occur again. 06 November 1929.

61. Letter. To Secretary, from South Taranaki Shipping Co. Acknowledges Board’s letter. 07 November 1929.

62. Letter. To Captain Tinney, from Chairman. Asking Captain Tinney to explain absence on night of last Saturday. 04 November 1929.

63. Letter. To Secretary, from Taranaki Education Board (New Plymouth). Circular re Taranaki Scholarship Endowment connected with funds accumulated by the Opaku reserve Endowment scheme. 25 June 1930.

64. Letter. To Taranaki Education Board, from Secretary. Acknowledging Board’s letter & will support any endeavours. 03 July 1930.

65. Letter. To Secretary, from Taranaki Education Board. Further circular in the Opaku Reserve and Scholarship Fund and a pamphlet setting out the Legislative history of same. 22 August 1930.

66. Letter. To Secretary, from Taranaki Typewriter Serv. (Hawera). Letter soliciting business, overhauling, cleaning and repairing. (£2-2-0. per machine). 30 October 1929.

67. Letter. To Secretary, from D. Thomson (Palmerston North). Asking about the Anglo-American Steel Company, its directors & processes. 09 October 1929.

68. Letter. To D. Thomson, from Secretary. Letter in reply Anglo-American is not the company interested in our ironsands. 18 October 1929.

69. Letter. To Secretary, from L.P. Clark (To Secretary) (Unemployment Comm.) Appealing for work in preference to charitable aid. 37 unemployed at recent meeting of whom 20 were married men. 18 June 1930.

70. Letter. To Mr L.P. Clark, from Secretary. Acknowledging letter, but advising though Board is sympathetic it has no work offering at present. 03 July 1930.

Folder 19. 1929-1930 A-G.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Anglo-American Steel Coy (London). Refers to original agreement, as new one not acceptable to them. Contact their N.P. solicitors & then advise definitely regarding the lease. 29 July 1929.

2. Telegram. To Anglo-American Steel Coy (London), from Secretary. Copy of telegram sent to firm in London. Letter following. 09 October 1929

3. Letter. To Anglo-American Steel Coy (London), from Secretary. Letter confirming cablegram accepting offer as per agreement, subject to conditions of initial lease for 5 years & if industry is eventually established a further lease for 21 years. 09 October 1929.

4. Letter. To W.G. Belton Ngutuwera, from Secretary. Forwarding a list of rates owing by Native occupants of parts of Papatupu Block, & thanks for assistance in collecting. 24 July 1930.

5. Letter. To Mr S. Blake (Hawera), from Secretary. Letter granting him leave of absence from meetings & hopes for a speedy recovery. 07 May 1930.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from Mrs A. Blake. Lettercard advising Mr Blake is improving. 03 August 1930.

7. Letter. To Chairman, from W. Earp; Tom J. Scaw (?); Edith Boagey; R.A. Reid; F.W. Locker; D.T. Adams; R. Blackmore; W.C.Glenny; A.Gillon; E. Starford (?); P.W. Corbett. These owners of beach cottages petitions the Bd. for some official recognition of their ownership of their cottages. 21 January 1930.

8. Letter. To F. Locker on behalf of the petitioners, from Secretary. Letter stating the Bd. wishes to assist, & with the Seaside Improvement Society will call a meeting at a later date. 05 February 1930.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from Bird & Codling Bros. (Wgtn). Offering £5 for 2 stacks of 12 x 12 rimu in damaged condition. 11 September 1929.

10. Letter. To Bird & Codling, from Secretary Advising Bd. will consider the offer for timber. Also that Bd. has a crane for sale & details of same enclosed. Also a winch. 16 September 1929.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from Bird & Codling. Asking for prices on crane & winch. Will inspect same shortly. 19 September 1929.

12. Letter. To Bird & Codling, from Secretary. Suggests B and C call and inspect machinery before next meeting of the Board. to get some idea of its value. 23 September 1929.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Bird & Codling. Unable to come to Patea to inspect. Also Board to value the plant. 28 September 1929.

14. Letter. To Bird & Codling, from Secretary. Advising crane is offered at £250. Please advise if prepared to accept. 02 October 1929.

15. Letter. To Bird & Codling, from Secretary. Authorising them to use Board’s pile driving monkey from dredge Wallace on their contract at Whenuakura railway bridge. 02 October 1929.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from Bird & Codling. Returning the borrowed monkey, and enclose £1 for hire of same. 07 June 1930.

17. Letter. To Chairman, from George Carman (Patea). Applying to rent cottage recently vacated by Mrs Sladders at 5/- p.week and encloses £1 for one months rent. 12 May 1930.

18. Letter. To George Carman, from Secretary. Approval to rent cottage and Board expects regular monthly payments in advance. Also property to be kept neat and tidy. 16 May 1930.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr L.P. Clark (Patea). Asking permission to build a beach cottage on a site indicated on his attached plan. 26 February 1930.

20. Letter. To L.P. Clark, from Secretary. Giving permission to erect cottage on site indicated. 27 February 1930.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr J.B. Congreve (Halcombe). Asking for return of books dealing with dragline work. 07 September 1929.

22. Letter. To J.B. Congreve, from Secretary. Returning books with thanks and hope no inconvenience caused. 10 September 1929.

23. Letter. Mr M. Dickson (Patea), from Secretary. Advising that Mrs Sladders cottage not available to rent. 16 May 1930.

24. Letter. To Harbour Master (Patea), from A.J. Entrican & Co Ltd. (Auckland). Asking for cost per ton of placing goods on rail ex the steamer, at Patea. 26 March 1930.

25. Letter. To A.J. Entrican, from Secretary. Full details of wharf age, sorting, and handling charges for both per ton, and packages, supplied. 31 March 1930.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from Egmont Collieries Ltd (Stratford). Asking if Board would rail their 4 to 4½" Transit Theodolite to Stratford for their mine manager to inspect for suitability. 07 December 1929.

27. Letter. To Egmont Collieries Ltd, from Secretary. Advising the theodolite sent per S.O.S. today. Cost will be £35. 10 December 1929.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from Egmont Collieries Ltd. Theodolite delivered today. Have asked mine manager to call and inspect. 11 December 1929.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from Egmont Collieries Ltd. Manager Mr Sladders reports one side of telescope was bent and would have to go to Wellington. for inspection by expert before a purchase could be agreed n. 12 December 1929.

30. Letter. To Egmont Collieries Ltd, from Secretary. Nothing heard from them since December. Any further information? 05 February 1930.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Egmont Collieries Ltd. Advising Company declines to purchase-too large. Another man, a Mr Shanks of Tangarakau also does not require it. Is being returned. 06 February 1930.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from Egmont Collieries Ltd. Advising the theodolite sent back per S.O.S. Service car. 11 February 1930.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from Egmont Trades Association. Circular material relative to the business of the Association, and its activities. 30 January 1930.

34. Letter. To Egmont Trades Association, from Secretary. Acknowledging above, but Board would like more information. 05 February 1930.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from Egmont Trades Association. Additional material re membership, information, and debt collection services, subscriptions etc. 07 February 1930.

36. Letter. To Egmont Trades Association, from Secretary. Only accounts owing were rates, and really no benefit obtained through joining the Association. 11 March 1930.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from Pacific Fishoilene Company (California). 4 Bulletins promoting use of their products. 21 January 1929 & 23 July 1929.

38. Letter.To Pacific Fishoilene Company (Wellington), from Secretary. Ordering 2 gallons of their oil. 26 April 1930.

39. Letter. To Pacific Fishoilene Company (Wellington), from Secretary. Ordering 4 gallons of their oil. 02 June 1930.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from Foxton Harbour Board. Queries on (1) sickness pay for employees, (2) charges for cut-up consignments, (30 labour charges for handling of ropes on arrival and departure of ships.

13 February 1930.

41. Letter. To Foxton Harbour Board, from Secretary. Replies to above 3 queries. 17 February 1930.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from George & Doughty (Wellington). Price lists and descriptions of various gumboots they have available. --August 1930.

43. Letter. To George & Doughty, from Secretary. Thanks for above letter, but Board’s use of gumboots is very small. 16 August 1930.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from W.C. Glenny Ltd. (Patea). Sends cheque for £11-14-6. for shingle royalty. 20 September 1929.

Folder 20. 1929-1930 H-R.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association of New Zealand (Wellington). Forwarding 3 enactments of Sessions 1& 2 of 1928/29 affecting harbour boards. 17 February 1930.

2. Letter. To Harbours Association, from Secretary. Advising legal ruling in matter of reimbursing clerical staff of Harbour Boards’ engaged in collecting special rates. 21 March 1930.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Circular quoting above ruling. 24 March 1930.

4. Letter. To Harbours Association, from Secretary. Refers to above ruling. 02 April 1930.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Ass Association. Advising a remit at a recent Municipal conference in Invercargill that Harbour Boards should pay rates for all benefits they receive. 17 April 1930.

6. Letter. To Harbours Association, from Secretary. Advising his board strongly disapproves of above remit. 23 April 1930.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Advising that proposed Harbours Amending Bill could not now be proceeded with. 22 August 1930.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association. Enclosing 2 page legal opinion re proposed amendments to present town planning legislation. 22 August 1930.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington Harbour Board. Forwarding balance sheet of the Harbours Association, and copies of correspondence re (1) N.Z. Government National Provident Fund. (2) Town Planning Act. 04 February 1930.

10. Letter. To Chairman, from, J. Hickey (Patea). Applying to rent cottage recently occupied by Mrs Sladders and encloses £ 1-10-0, being 6 weeks rent in advance. 14 May 1930.

11. Letter. To J. Hickey, from Secretary. Advising Board drew lots. He lost, and Board returns his £1-10-0. 16 May 1930.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Patea). Enclosing Memorandum of Lease in triplicate for execution in matter of P.H.Bd to J. Peachey. 09 May 1930.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Secretary. Returning signed Memorandum of Lease. 04 June 1930.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Advising of a new Certificate of Title for Secs 118-121 Whenuakura District. 17 July 1930.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Enclosing a Bill of Costs for their collection of rates. 02 August 1930.

16. Letter. To Mrs E.E. Hall (Patea), from Secretary. Advising a new lease now necessary in view of her agreement to increased rental in lieu of additions and reps. to her house. She to contact either Secretary or solicitors, Hamel & Rutherford. 04 September 1929.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Pointing out a special resolution of the Board is required re the re-arrangement of Hall’s lease. 19 September 1929.

18. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford, from Secretary. Advising a meeting of Board resolutions was passed that Mrs Hall’s present lease be cancelled and new one drawn up. 01 October 1929.

19. Letter. To Mrs E.E. Hall, from Secretary. Advising her to retain Mr Boagey on the work being done until she is completely satisfied. 10 October 1929.

20. Letter. To Mrs E.E. Hall, from Secretary. Declining her tender to lease Secs. 120/1 of 10 acres and returning her deposit of £12. 07 May 1930.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Military Forces, (H.Q.) Wellington. Advising sale of surplus guncotton and its uses. 14 March 1930.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z. Military Forces, (H.Q.) Wellington. Advising sale of surplus First Field Dressings. 23 July 1930.

23. Letter. To Wellington Merchant Service Guild, from Secretary. Advising matter of light on the west wall being held over until construction work is finished. 04 September 1929.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from Wgtn. Merchant Serv. Guild. Acknowledging above letter. Not an expensive light required. 20 September 1929.

25. Letter. To Wellington M/S Guild, from Secretary. Advising a similar light to that on east wall will be erected. 09 October 1929.

26. Letter. To Wellington M/S Guild, from Secretary. Advising light stand on W. Wall now erected and will be lighted when ships leave port at night. 05 February 1930.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from Wellington M/S Guild. Acknowledging above letter, and will meet with approval of all ships masters who trade to port. 07 February 1930.

28. Letter. To Chairman, from Nicholson, Bennett & Kirkby (sols) (N.P.). Enclosing copy of a 7-page Form of Agreement in matter of Anglo American Steel Co Ltd., and the Board. 14 September 1929.

29. Letter. To Nicholson, Bennett & Kirkby, from Secretary. Acknowledging receipt of the above. 19 September 1929.

30. Letter. To Nicholson, Bennett & Kirkby, from Secretary. Letter thanking them for their assistance. 01 October 1929.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr I. Nansett. Asking permission to operate a refreshment stall at beach during coming summer. 26 September 1929.

32. Letter. To Mr I. Nansett, from Secty. Permission granted to operate the booth as requested. 01 October 1929.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee in Bankruptcy (Hawera). Advising Mr D.P. Palmer is bankrupt, and encloses a declaration for completion. 05 August 1930.

34. Letter. To Mr J. Peachey (Patea), from Secretary. Advising his application to lease Secs 120/1 of 10 acres for 7 years granted at £40 p.annum. Rent to be paid promptly. 07 May 1930.

35. Letter. To Miss S. Power (Patea), from Secretary. Thanking her for services rendered in his absence and enclose remuneration of £2-2-0. 05 February 1930.

36. Letter. To Chairman, from Patea Beach Improvement Society. Applying to make a charge for admission to beach on 1st January. on occasion of the clubs gala day. 24 December 1929.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from Prime Ministers Office. Regarding observance of Armistice Day. 11th November. 22 October 1929.

38. Letter. To Prime Minister, from Secretary. Acknowledges above letter. 06 November 1929.

39. Letter. To Patea Borough Council, from Secretary. Thanking Council for supply of water to beach during Works there. 04 September 1929.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea. Circular regarding rubbish removal from all premises in Egmont Street. 12 September 1929.

41. Letter. To Patea Borough Council, from Secretary. Advises Board has no rubbish for collection. Any paper is burnt. 16 September 1929.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough Council. Applying to remove shingle and spoil from pit on old beach road. 09 October 1929.

43. Letter. To Patea Borough Council, from Secretary. Permission given provided road left in reasonable repair. 06 November 1929.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough Council. Circular re rules & conditions of supply of electric light and power to all consumers. 19 November 1929.

45. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Borough Council. Thanking for permission to remove shingle from beach pit. 03 December 1929.

46. Letter. To P.E. Rossiter (Patea), from Secretary. Granting permission to erect a cottage on the beach. 03 July 1930.

47. Letter. To Secretary, from Thomas E. Roberts (Sol.) Patea. Applying on behalf of Ronald Bates, contractor, Waverley to take shingle dredged from channel between the walls. 05 November 1929.

48. Letter. Mr T.E. Roberts, from Secretary. Advising matter discussed by Board, and that a committee will confer with Mr Bates on the matter. Asks Bates to call and arrange to meet the Committee. 06 November 1929.

  Box 6

1. Correspondence files. 1930 - 31 A-R, 1931 - 32 A-W, 1931 - 32 N-Y, 1932 - 33 A-D, 1932 - 33 E-L, 1932 - 32 M-W, 1933 N-P, 1933 P-S (8 files)

Folder 1. 1930-1931 A-R.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from American Consular Service (Wellington). Enquiring on behalf of an American firm about ironsands and asking for full information. 15 May 1931.

2. Letter. To American Consul General (Wellington), from Secretary. A full 2-page report on its availability, the port, supply of electricity, cost of labour, etc. 22 June 1931.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from American Consulate. Thanking for above information, now sent to U.S. enquirer. 26 June 1931.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from R.D. Brebner (Port Chalmers). Applying for position of pilot at the port. 17 November 1930.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from S. Blake. Letter card, apologising for absence from meeting. Health improving. 28 November 1930.

6. Letter. To Mr S. Blake, from Secretary. Acknowledging letter, and Board wishes a speedy recovery. 03 December 1930.

7. Letter. To Chairman, from Paddy Broughton (Patea). Applying to erect an eel weir in river about 8 miles from river mouth. 30 October 1930.

8. Letter. To P. Broughton, from Secretary. Permission given provided no obstruction to navigation of boats. 05 November 1930.

9. Letter. To Chairman, from G.B. Clark (Patea). Unemployed, and offers to cut out dead pine trees on the pilot station reserve. 08 May 1931.

10. Letter. To G.B. Clark, from Secretary. Advises that the trees he had offered to cut have already been felled. 12 May 1931.

11. Letter. To J.R. Corrigan (Hawera), from Secretary. Advising the last day for payment of rates. (A reply from Corrigan includes cheque for £20-3-11.) 09 April 1931.

12. Letter. To J.R. Corrigan (Hawera), from Secretary. Asking him and Mr S. Blake to visit and inspect farm of L.Hitchcock who wrote and applied for reduction in annual rent of £125-0-8. Is having a struggle to make ends meet. 09 April 1931.

13. Letter. To Chairman, from J.R. Corrigan. Reporting on visit by him and Blake. Hitchcock good tenant and place well farmed. Suggests rent be reduced to £40 per half year. 25 May 1931.

14. Letter. To J.R. Corrigan, from Secretary. Thanks for report on Hitchcock. 29 May 1931.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from British Empire Cancer Campaign (Wellington). Circular soliciting donations to the campaign to raise £100,000 towards research at Dunedin Medical School. Undated.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from British Empire Cancer Campaign (Wellington). Thanks Board for very generous donation to the fund. 11 October 1930.

17. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea), from Secretary. Requesting overdue rent be paid promptly. 05 June 1931.

18. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea), from Secretary. Further letter. Overdue rent now £12. If unpaid further action will be taken. 08 July 1931.

19. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea), from Secretary. Another letter. Board now threatens legal action or termination of lease. 29 July 1931.

20. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea), from Secretary. Board decides to accept her offer of £1 p.week provided payments are made promptly. 05 August 1931.

21. Letter. To Mr W. Earp (Patea), from Secretary. Asking him to replace some timber he removed from a certain locality on the beach, recently. 21 May 1931.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from C.O. Ekdahl (printer etc) Hawera. Thanking for Board’s enquiry re rate books & will be pleased to quote for same. 13 March 1931.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from C.O. Ekdahl (printer etc) Hawera. Quote for Rate Demand book, 10 forms on a page, £15-10-6. 23 March 1931.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from S.P. Edwards (Wang.). Regarding orders for stationery-document wallets, etc. 11 November 1930.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from S.P. Edwards (Wanganui). Requests return of the sample document wallets, etc. 14 November 1930.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from S.P. Edwards (Wanganui). Have posted wallets just received from Australia (specially made up) 2 dozen on hand, and asks if Board could take the remaining dozen at 21/- per lot. 20 February 1931.

27. Letter. To Mr F. Greaves (Hurleyville), from Secretary. Asking if his launch is for sale as Board requires a second hand one and what would be the price. 30 March 1931.

28. Letter. To Mr F. Greaves (Hurleyville), from Secretary. Advising Board decided to inspect launch, and if suitable, to purchase. 08 July 1931.

29. Letter. To Chairman, from Gunn Bros. (Patea). Detailing damage to the west wall and illustrated on a full scale map of the river and breakwaters enclosed. Cost £250 to repair same. 02 February 1930.

30. Letter. To Gunn Bros, from Secretary. Thanking for plan and estimate. Encloses £4-4-0 for their services. 04 February 1931.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from L. Hitchcock (Normanby). Asking for a rent reduction as are hard pushed and prices are low. 02 April 1931.

32. Letter. To L. Hitchcock, from Secretary. Advising that 2 Board members have been asked to go into the matter with him and report at next meeting. 08 April 1931.

33. Letter. To L. Hitchcock, from Secretary. Board members unable to visit before but hope to do so soon. 06 May 1931.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from L. Hitchcock. Advising 2 Board members have called and asked him to pay £40. 21 May 1931.

35. Letter. To L. Hitchcock, from Secretary. Confirming his ½ yearly rent at £40 but next year will return to £62-10-4 per half year. (see 12 & 13). 05 June 1931.

36. Letter. To Mrs E.E. Hall (Patea), from Secretary. Advising the Railway Department intends to place gates at their crossing, give them keys thereto and share responsibility for keeping them shut. 11 May 1931.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from Mrs E.E. Hall. Asking for reduction in rent. Husband unemployed, and they have no water, light or sewerage, and road so bad tradesmen refuse to come in. 31 July 1931.

38. Letter. To Mrs E. Hall, from Secretary. Board, sympathetic to their situation and prepared to reduce rent to £12 provided is paid promptly. After that will have to be usual £16-18-0 per half year. 05 August 1931.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Acting for the late Captain W. Tinney and asking whether any salary due at time of his decease. 24 November 1930.

40. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford, from Secretary. Enclosing cheque for £6-18-10 being salary due to Captain Tinney. 03 Dec 1930.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Enclosing cheque for rates recovered. Also bill of costs for same. 29 November 1930.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Enclosing 4-page Memo of Lease No 8909 in matter of Patea Harbour Board to the West Coast Refrigerating Company Ltd. 07 July 1931.

43. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford. Correspondence regarding the above Lease. 08 August 1931.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr G.H. Heywood (Wellington). Asking if Board has any vacancies for employment. He holds a Masters Certificate. 23 March 1931.

45. Letter. To G.H. Heywood, from Secretary. Advising Board has no vacancies at present. 26 March 1931.

46. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera County Council. Advising the Council is also collecting Harbour Board rates from the same native owing rates to them, namely Tutauha and Pati Korau. 24 October 1930.

47. Letter. To Secretary, from Captain W. Johnson (of S.S. Tamahine, Wellington). Applying for position of harbour master. 10 November 1930.

48. Letter. To Chairman. from Johnson & Martin (Waverley). Offering to buy any good second hand wire rope it has for sale. 02 October 1930.

49. Letter. To Johnson & Martin, from Secretary. Advising Board has no suitable second hand wire rope for sale. Is re-used until it is useless. 04 October 1930.

50. Letter. To Chairman, from Mr W.J. Lyon (Wellington). Applying for a position on dredge, or pilot staff. Has good references. 25 September 1930.

51. Letter. To W.J. Lyon, from Secretary. Advising no vacancy on the board staff at present. 29 September 1930.

52. Letter. To Millward & Co. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Asking for delivery of a 6-ton truck of unscreened Egmont coal. 11 March 1931.

53. Letter. To Secretary, from Millward & Co. Acknowledging above order. Price is 20/6 p.ton nett and railways charge from Tahora to Patea is 1/1 p.ton. 13 March 1931.

54. Letter. To A.H. Mercer (Patea), from Secretary. In appreciation of his services as signalman, the Board grants a remuneration of £6. 04 February 1931.

55. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Advising Captain Tinney occasionally indisposed and asking if A.H. Mercer is qualified to relieve him if occasions arise. 03 September 1930.

56. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Acknowledges letter and encloses copy from N.Z. Gazette re pilots’ required qualifications. 08 September 1930.

57. Letter. To Marine Department , from Secretary. Acknowledges New Zealand Gazette leaflet. 19 September 1930.

58. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Advising Captain Tinney ordered by medical advisor to take extended leave and that Mercer will act as signalman in his absence. 27 September 1930.

59. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Advising the Department has no objection to above appointment. 06 October 1930.

60. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Thanking Department for sanctioning appointment. 10 October 1930.

61. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. A printed copy of N.Z. Gazette re publication of N.Z. Nautical Almanac & Tide Tables for the year. 25 September 1930.

62. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Encloses copy of the 1931 Nautical Almanac. 04 November 1930.

63. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. A Circular regarding Grants by the Harbour Boards to Unemployment Funds. 15 November 1930.

64. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Advising appointment of Captain W.E. Barnes to replace the late Captain W. Tinney. To commence duties 1st January 1931. 05 December 1930.

65. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Advising regulations relating to appointment of pilots. 17 December 1930.

66. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Nominating 2 examining officers and asks if Capt. Barnes can meet them at either Wanganui or Patea. 22 December 1930.

67. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Says that examination can take place at Patea, and encloses copy of statement to be sworn by examiners. 13 January 1931.

68. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Advising Board arranging a medical examination fro Captain Barnes. 15 January 1931.

69. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. A form and colour test certificate also required. 24 January 1931.

70. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Enclosing Examiners report, medical reports and Captain Barnes’ testimonials etc. and trust all in order. 29 January 1931.

71. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Declaring Captain Barnes duly appointed pilot at Patea and returning examiners reports and copy of medical certificate. 05 February 1931.

72. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Acknowledging receipt of above papers. 09 February 1931.

73. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Encloses a Declaration for Dredge “Wallace” for signing. 31 January 1931.

74. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Asking for a complete set of the Board’s By- Laws. 16 January 1931.

75. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Circular re Appointment of Harbourmasters and Pilots. 21 January 1931.

76. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Asking for names of Board members returned at recent elections. 15 May 1931.

77. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Lists names of members, all returned unopposed. S. Blake - (Hawera). A.H. Hodge and A.N. Williams (combined districts of Patea Borough and Waverley owns). 18 May 1931.

78. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Asking advice re supplying information on ironsands to other countries (A letter on same received from American Consulate). 18 May 1931.

79. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Regarding above and Dept asks for a draft of the information Board wishes to supply. 29 May 1931.

80. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Board sets out details of information covering plan of area, supply of electricity, labour available, New Zealand markets for steel, etc. 01 June 1931.

81. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Acknowledges above letter and has no objections to information being supplied. 18 June 1931.

82. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Enclosing information on the port for comment or correction before publishing in New Zealand Nautical Almanac and Tide Tables. 10 June 1931,

83. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Only alteration to be that Captain W.E. Barnes as pilot in place of late Captain Tinney. 15 June 1931.

84. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Asking for a report on above, as requested. 20 August 1931.

85. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Enclosing a report on above, as requested. 25 August 1931.

86. Letter. To McCarthy Breweries (Wellington), from Secretary. Asking for payment of 6/10d short-paid on railage on 8 cases of empty return bottles from Opunake to Patea. 16 July 1931.

87. Letter. To F. Naismith (Patea), from Secretary. Thanking him for his report on the overhaul of the dredge Wallace. 03 December 1930.

88. Letter. To F. Naismith (Patea), from Secretary. Encloses cheque for £2-2-0 in appreciation of his services. 04 December 1931.

89. Letter. To Secretary, from Naval Office (Wellington). Asking what spare buoys and moorings Board has suitable for navigational aids in time of war. 19 November 1930.

90. Letter. To Naval Office, from Secretary. Board advises has no buoys or moorings of any description. 26 November 1930.

91. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee (Wanganui). Advising bankruptcy of Alfred Charles Vincent, contractor, Wanganui. 13 July 1931.

92. Letter. To Postmaster (Patea), from Secretary. Asking foe extension and maintenance of pilot’s hone from his dwelling to the beacons. 10 August 1931.

93. Letter. To Chairman, from Joseph Peachey (Patea). Asking for a reduction in his rent to £3 per acre and quotes low price of dairy produce. 29 April 1931.

94. Letter. To Mr J Peachey, from Secretary. Advising his request is granted and rental will be £30 p.a. 06 May 1931.

95. Letter. To Miss S. Power (Patea), from Secretary. Granting a remuneration of £2-2-0 for her services while he was absent on holiday. 12 March 1931.

96. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Butchery Company Ltd. Advising as no longer connected to slaughterhouses by phone he has no further use for the harbour board poles. 07 January 1931.

97. Letter. To Patea Press, Dominion, from Secretary. Requesting insertion of an advertisement calling for applications for position of pilot and harbourmaster. 05 November 1930.

98. Letter. To H.L. Young (Pal. Nth), H.J. Jones (Wanganui), C.O. Ekdahl (Hawera), Patea Press (Patea), from Secretary. Letters sent to all four firms calling for tenders for new Rate Books. Sample sheets to be supplied if interested. 12 March 1931.

99. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Press. Quotes specifications for £16 nett. 04 April 1931.

100. Letter. To Hemmingway (Patea Press), from Secretary. Advising his tender accepted and refers to completion date for delivery. 08 April 1931.

101. Letter. To Secretary, from C.M. Banks Ltd (Wellington). Returning a proof for Board’s perusal , with some queries. 15 April 1931.

102. Letter. To Hemmingway (Patea Press), from Secretary. Asking to insert advert. that the audited statements, balance sheets and reports are now open for inspection. 08 July 1931.

103. Letter. To Secretary, from Prime Ministers Office. A circular reminding of Armistice Day commemorations on 11th November. 25 October 1930.

104. Letter. To Prime Minister, from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter and saying Board will assist in observing. 05 November 1930.

105. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Complaining of cattle on the railway line – 1 killed. 24 April 1931.

106. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Acknowledging need to keep gates shut. He suggests that locks be provided and key to same kept by pilot, to prevent repetition. 30 April 1931.

107. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Advising Department agrees with locks being put on the gates. 02 May 1931.

108. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Advising that under the Public Works Act portion of the Board’s land will be taken for Patea (Railway) bridge reconstruction. Plan enclosed. 28 January 1931.

109. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Advising that Board’s chairman will liaise in the matter. 04 February 1931.

110. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wellington), from Secretary. Advising that Board has valued the land taken for the bridge reconstruction at £12-10-10, subject to any legal costs being borne by the Department. 05 May 1931.

111. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wellington). (Blue) Claim form setting out details of land taken. Also 4 pages of costings of same. 11 May 1931.

112. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wellington). Acknowledging receipt of above. Is being considered and will advise. 24 June 1931.

113. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wellington), from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter (of 24th) awaiting further advice. 29 June 1931.

114. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wellington), from Secretary. Advising Board has paid solicitors a/c of £1-1-0 and requests Dept. to repay this along with other a/c. 09 July 1931.

115. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Letter describing difficulties that would arise from keeping gates locked and usage of keys by hall, and the surfaceman. (Also an explanatory plan of the area attached). 10 April 1931.

116. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Advising Dept proposes 2 padlocks on each gate. Hall to hold one set of keys & surfaceman the other. 09 May 1931.

117. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter, and parties will share responsibility. 11 May 1931.

118. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R. (Wanganui). Advising repairs required on decking on approach to wharf some on Board’s portion, and some on Department’s. Estimates costs of reps. to Board’s acknowledging above letter section at £2-10-0 and seeks cheque for same. 2 May 1931.

119. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Advising Board will consider his letter and advise. 26 May 1931.

120. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wanganui), from Secretary. Agreeing to reps to wharf decking and enclose Board’s cheque for £2-10-0. 05 June 1931.

121. Letter. To Secretary, from N.Z.R (Wellington). Advising Department has one 15 ton Hand Derrick crane for sale and encloses drawing of same. 17 July 1931.

122. Letter. To N.Z.R. (Wellington), from Secretary. Saying Board has no use for such a crane, and returns drawing. 21 July 1931.

Folder 2. 1931-1932 A-W.

1. Letter. To Department of Agriculture Secretary, from Secty Department of Agriculture. Correspondence dealing with application of J. Peachey to erect a farm cottage on his leasehold of 10 acres on edge of Patea County and Patea Borough. 4 to 11 August 1932.

2. Letter. To Aitchisons Ltd (Patea), from Secretary. Regarding erection of a chimney at a dwelling on their leasehold. 06 July 1932.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Andersons Ltd (Christchurch). 4 brochures advertising their concrete mixers. Undated.

4. Letter. To Mrs A. Anson (Patea), from Secretary. Advising necessity of temporarily removing her refreshment booth at the beach to ensure safe demolition of large crane alongside. 10 December 1931.

5. Letter. To Commander, Admiralty (Auckland), from Secretary. Enquiring on use, and availability of luminous paint for use on beacons. 04 November 1931.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from Naval Officer of H.M.S. “Philomel” (Auckland). Advising that the Naval Establishment does not use luminous paint. 11 November 1931.

7. Letter. To J.H. Baker (Hawera), from Secretary. Advising the Board will repair boundary fence between his leasehold and Board’s reserve. Asks for his approval to proceed. 07 May 1932.

8. Letter. To J. Bailey (Patea), from Secretary. Advising Board has no present use for his cottage and cannot accept his offer of same. 04 August 1932.

9. Letter. To Chairman, from Jubilee Institute for Blind (Auckland). Soliciting purchase of goods by blind members and encloses schedule of costs of door mats, waste paper baskets, chairs?, document trays etc. 15 Jul 1932.

10. Letter. To Mrs W. Brigden (Wellington), from Secretary. Expressing sympathy at the death of Captain Brigden, previously trading to the port. 03 February 1932.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from Mrs Brigden. Card acknowledging Board’s expression of sympathy. 04 February 1932.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from Booth Macdonald & Co. (New Plymouth). Enclosing a pamphlet describing their Booth Concrete Mixer No 1. 15 December 1931.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Official Assignee (Wanganui). Advising that Alfred Charles Vincent is to apply for an order of discharge from bankruptcy. October 1931.

14. Letter. To R.H. Clarke (Patea), from Secretary. Regarding his indisposition and future sick payments received from the insurance company. 07 May 1932.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from Reginald Clarke. Advising Dr Simmons certifies he is unable to resume for another week. 16 May 1932.

16. Letter. To R.H. Clarke, from Secretary. Regarding unemployment wage tax on workers compensation money received not deducted by Board. An amount of 12/4 now to be worked off. 24 June 1932.

17. Letter. To R.H. Clarke, from Secretary. Advising that owing to unfavourable doctors report Board reluctantly has decided to terminate his employment and sends cheque for £10-14-0 to make up balance of insurance pay previously deducted. 06 July 1932.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Lands & Survey Department (New Plymouth). Regarding Joseph Peachey and his application for assistance under provisions of the Discharged Soldiers Settlement Act. 05 February 1932.

19. Letter. To Lands & Survey Department, from Secretary. Advising Peachey has paid his rents and rates regularly. Some small amounts (4/2 and 2/11) overdue and liable for penalty if still unpaid. His rental of 10 acres reduced from £40 per annum to £30 per annum. 08 February 1932.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from Lands & Survey. Asks for description of the land leased by Mr Peachey. 10 February 1932.

21. Letter. To Lands & Survey, from Secretary. Full details of Peachey’s lease given. 11 February 1922/32?.

22. Letter. To Caves & Tong (Kakaramea), from Secretary. Asking them to pay overdue balance of rent (£23-5-7) and then rental due in December last. 11 January 1932.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from P.W. Tong. Sends cheque for balance, and further cheque to come after 20th inst. 13 January 1932.

24. Letter. To H.G. Dickie (Hawera), from Secretary. Conveying Board’s thanks for his visit to Patea to meet Hon. G.W. Russell in connection with the iron sand question. 04 August 1932.

25. Letter. To South Taranaki Shipping Company (Patea), from Dalgety & Company (Wellington). Correspondence connected with the purchase of old, empty 40 gallon oil drums for the harbour board. 13 June 1932.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from C.O. Ekdahl (Hawera). Quoting price of £15-10-6 for books of 10 forms on a page. (Quote was declined). 05 March 1932.

27. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea), from Secretary. Requesting her to bring overdue rents up to date. Otherwise her lease will be cancelled and another tenant sought. 11 January 1932.

28. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea), from Secretary. Another request for payment of overdue rental (which had been reduced from £6 to £4-16-0 per half year.) 06 July 1932.

29. Letter. To Egmont Box Company Ltd. (Eltham), from Secretary. Asking for extension of date of payment so Board can approve account for timber ordered by Mr Hollaway for repairs to pilot’s house. 11 November 1931.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from Egmont Box Company. An extension of time for payment, including discount. 12 November 1931.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from W.C. Glenny Ltd. Encloses rent cheque of 15/- and thanks Board for reducing his rent. 05 March 1932.

32. Letter. To H.F. Forster (Patea), from Secretary. Advising as he is a very satisfactory tenant of the ironsand cottage, Board has reduced rent to 6/- per week (reduced from 15/- per fortnight.). 03 March 1932.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from Minister of Finance (Wellington). Circular letter re an Exchange Pool for London credits and asks Board to estimate exchange requirements for coming year. 12 January 1932.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from Headmaster, High School, Hawera. Confidential letter asking Board to keep in mind employing boys and girls if any position arises at the end of the year. 21 July 1932.

35. Letter. To Headmaster, from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter though no vacancies here at present. 04 August 1932.

36. Letter. To Hawera Gas Company (Hawera), from Secretary. Regarding non arrival of 1 barrel of tar as per phoned order. Please advise date of delivery, by whom and to where. 15 June 1932.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from Mrs Eleanor E. Hall (Patea). Asking for a reduction in rent as improvements made to house not in accord with those when she agreed to increase in rent. 30 April 1032.

38. Letter. To Mrs E.E. Hall, from Secretary. Advising her rent will be reduced to £4-18-0 per half year. 04 May 1932.

39. Letter. To Secretary, from Mrs E. Hall. Letter thanking Board for its decision. 07 May 1932.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from Hawera Chamber of Commerce. Extending an invitation to Board members to attend an address by Sir James Parr on our trade and economic position today. 02 February 1932.

41. Letter. To Hawera Chamber of Commerce, from Secretary. Acknowledging above invitation. 05 February 1932.

42. Letter. To Chairman, from Mr J. Haworth (Patea). Applying for Section 16 of Seaside Improvement Committee Plan. 03 December 1931.

43. Letter. To J. Haworth, from Secretary. Advising his application given to Patea Seaside Improvement Committee to action. 08 December 1931.

44. Letter. To A.S. Holloway (Hawera), from Secretary. Advising his account for work done at Pilot Station to be placed before Board for payment at next meeting. 23 November 1931.

45. Letter. To Hansford & Mills Construction Company (Wellington), from Secretary. Asking for information on various combustion units they have to offer and in reply received 10 sheets of various plant, and their prices. 26 November 1931.

46. Letter. To Secretary, from Hansford & Mills Construction Company. Giving details of the Jaegar mixer at price of £50. 04 December 1931.

47. Letter. To Hansford & Mills Construction Company, from Secretary. Advising the mixer not available for Board’s work. Also matter of crane and hoist to be discussed at next meeting of the Board. 24 December 1931.

48. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours’ Association of New Zealand (Wellington). Quoting a legal opinion on Opunake Harbour Board and Special Rate for payment of interest on loan. 16 November 1931.

49. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours’ Association of New Zealand (Wellington). General matters of interest to Harbour Boards. 27 April 1932.

50. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours’ Association of New Zealand (Wellington). General matters of interest to Harbour Boards. 31 May 1932.

51. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours’ Association of New Zealand (Wellington). Enclosing 3 legal opinions with relation to the Thames Harbour Board (1) and the Wairoa Harbour Board (2). 20 June 1932.

52. Letter. To Secretary, from J.S. Firth (Kaponga). Report on a meeting of creditors of Firth & Frank Ltd., Storekeepers, Waverley and appointment of a committee to meet with Receiver. 30 October 1931.

53. Letter. To Secretary, from John Jackson (Patea). Asking for reduction of his rental by £4 per annum owing to river erosion, land taken for railway purposes, and poor prices (he a bricklayer and drainlayer). 01 October 1931.

54. Letter. To J. Jackson, from Secretary. Board agrees to reduction for 12 month period only. 07 October 1931.

55. Letter. To Mrs E.E. hall & 23 others (see list at back), from Secretary. Sample of form letters sent out relative to their rentals on their harbour board leaseholds. 06 July 1932.

56. Letter. To Secretary, from G.W.B. Lawson (Wellington). Business card advising he is now entering private practice as a Consulting Engineer now that New Plymouth harbour works finished. Undated.

57. Letter. To Secretary, from E.W. Mills & Company (Wellington). Asking why the Board has deducted w21/- from their account for a torch which was supposedly returned. 07 March 1932.

58. Letter. To E.W. Mills & Company, from Secretary. Long letter of explanation of the missing torch. 08 March 1932.

59. Letter. To Minimax Ltd. (Wellington), from Secretary. Asking for a Soda-Acid fire extinguisher, the same as supplied to vessels M.V. Hawera and M.V. Kapuni. 05 March 1932.

60. Letter. To Secretary, from Marine Department. Advising dredge Wallace due for annual survey. 15 September 1931.

61. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Advising dredge will be slipped in about a fortnight. 15 September 1931.

62. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Owing to disappointing spring tides were unable to ship the dredge and are held up for another fortnight. 1 October 1931.

63. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Advising dredge now slipped and ready for inspection on 13th inst. at dead low water. 10 October 1931.

64. Letter. To Marine Department, from Secretary. Draft of telegram sent that dredge Wallace was ready. 26 November 1931.

65. Letter. To E.W. Mills & Company, from Secretary. Ordering red, white, blue and yellow bunting, yarn. Also 4 gallon tin of tar. 03 October 1931.

66. Letter. To Secretary, from A. Railton (Patea). Applying to rent sections on the river front. 01 June 1931.

67. Letter. To A. Railton, from Secretary. Granting his application to rent Blocks 6, 11 & 16 of Patea Borough, from year to year at 1/- per annum. He to keep noxious weeds under control. 05 June 1931.

68. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr T. Reid (Oakura). Outlining particulars of a launch he has for sale. 19 March 1931.

69. Letter. To Mr T. Reid, from Secretary. Advising date of Board officials visit to Oakura to inspect launch. 25 March 1931.

70. Letter. To Mr T. Reid, from Secretary. Advising that Board unable to purchase launch following visit by officials. 01 April 1931.

71. Letter. To Secretary, from P.W.Tong (Kakaramea). Sends cheque for £70, part payment of rent. Balance promised. 21 July 1931.

72. Letter. To Captain W. Tinney, from Secretary. Expressing regret he is back in hospital again. 09 October 1930.

73. Letter. To Secretary, from Mrs W. Tinney. Card expressing thanks for Board’s sympathy at husband’s death. 05 November 1930.

74. Letter. To Mr P.H. Tinney (Wanganui), from Secretary. Offering Board’s sympathy at loss of his father after 24½ years as pilot at the port. 05 November 1930.

75. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr T.A. Urwin (Stratford). Asking for details of a theodolite the Board has for sale. 05 August 1931.

76. Letter. To T.A. Urwin, from Secretary. Giving full particulars of the theodolite. 14 August 1931.

77. Letter. To Secretary, from Office of the Unemployment Board (Wellington). A series of circulars to do with placing of unemployed workers. 02 February 1931 to 28 Jul 1931.

78. Letter. To Secretary, from Post Office (Patea). Advising attendance hours at the exchange on Sundays and holidays. 13 February 1931.

79. Letter. To Secretary, from D.C. Webster (New Plymouth). Letter saying she does typing, duplicating and book keeping. 20 August 1931.

80. Letter. To A.H. Hodge of South Taranaki Shipping Company, from Captain C. Vendore, Wairau Board?. Applying for position as pilot in place of the late Captain Tinney and giving his background experience. 27 September 1930.

81. Letter. To Chairman (Mr A. Christensen), from Captain C. Vendore. A similar letter to that sent to Mr Hodge. 17 October 1930.

82. Letter. To Captain C. Vendore, from Secretary. Advising matter of appointment of replacement pilot not yet discussed by Board but will send an application form when they are available. 21 October 1930.

83. Letter. To Captain C. Vendore, from Secretary. Advising matter will be discussed at meeting on 4th November and will write to him again. 30 October 1930.

Folder 3. 1932 N-Y.

1. Letter. To F. Naismith (Patea), from Secretary. Advising his appointment as dredge overseer and advisor at a fee of £6-6-0 per annum. 03 February 1932.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from F. Naismith. Accepting Board’s appointment as supervising engineer. 15 February 1932.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from City of Nelson (Town Clerk). Enclosing copy of a Resolution by the Nelson City Council to the Prime Minister protesting against the detrimental press reports sent abroad on recent earthquakes, riots etc. 25 August 1932.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr I.E. Nansett (Patea). Asking permission to have a stall on the Patea Beach. 02 November 1931.

5. Letter. To I.E. Nansett, from Secretary. Advising permission granted to have the stall. 04 November 1931.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from New Plymouth Sash & Door Company (New Plymouth). Asking if Board would like some empty cement bags. (they can supply several in good condition). 08 September 1931.

7. Letter. To New Plymouth Sash & Door Company, from Secretary. Already have some sacks, but ask for a quote per 100 landed at Patea. 11 September 1931.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from New Plymouth Sash & Door Company. Quote bags at 2d each nett to freezing Works at Moturoa. From here to Patea, railage approximately ¼d per bag. 14 September 1931.

9. Letter. To Mr H.S. Pauling (Scoutmaster, Patea), from Secretary. Asking him to see that scouts refrain from trespassing on Board’s sand grass plantings in their future excursions to the beach. 27 August 1932.

10. Letter. To Chairman, from Frank Pechar (Patea). Applying for position of engine driver for the dredge. 18 July 1932.

11. Letter. To Frank Pechar, from Secretary. Advising the position is on hold at the moment. 04 August 1932.

12. Letter. To Secretary, Patea Harbour Board. An Agreement between Patea Harbour Board and W.F. Shield regarding purchase and maintenance of a Stamping Machine. 12 January 1922.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea County Council. Advising election of Alfred Pearce (Otoia?) and William Henry Watkins (Waverley) subdivisions. 02 May 1932.

14. Letter. To Miss S. Power (Patea), from Secretary. Thanks for acting in his absence, and encloses a cheque for £2-2-0 remuneration. 03 February 1932.

15. Letter. To Patea Press (Patea), from Secretary. A request to print on calico and in red ink notices warning “No thoroughfare” and “Persons are requested to keep off sand grass areas” By order. 03 February 1932.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea & Waverley Press. Offering to supply a rate book, specifications as at last year. 09 March 1932.

17. Letter. To Patea & Waverley Press, from Secretary. Regarding Rate Books. Asks for a different colour of demand sheets-yellow for preference. Not blue, pink or white. 06 April 1932.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Borough of Patea (Valuation Roll). 3 slips listing properties in the name of the Board which appear on the Valuation Roll. 15 January 1932.

19. Letter. To Chairman, from C.F. Pulley (Patea). A 3 page report on the conditions of the foundations of both walls and a sketch of possible repair work. 27 November 1931.

20. Letter. To C.F. Pulley, from Secretary. Letter thanking him for his valuable report. 08 December 1931.

21. Letter. To Board’s Honorary Overseer (Mr L.P. Clark), from Secretary. Requesting him to assist in preventing pedestrian traffic using old road along hilltop and thereby damaging sand grass areas. 03 February 1932.

22. Letter. To Chairman, from Patea Beach Improvement Society. Seeking to lease some of beach settlement, and then sub lease sections for building and developmental purposes. Also, the Society proposes to build a chute at beach to prevent children sliding down sand hills, and erect a shelter for picnic parties. 07 December 1931.

23. Letter. To Patea Beach Improvement Society, from Secretary. Advising Board passed a resolution granting a 10 year lease of the beach reserve at rental of £1-1-0 per annum, with conditions. 08 December 1931.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Beach Improvement Society. Letter appreciating Board’s co-operation. 04 January 1932.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Beach Improvement Society. Asking that dredge be available as a starting point for swimming races at Society’s carnival on February 17th. 01 February 1932.

26. Letter. To Patea Beach Improvement, from Secretary. Advising their request granted. 03 February 1932.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from G.W. Forbes (Prime Minister). Circular regarding observance of Armistice Day, November 11th. 22 October 1931.

28. Letter. To Prime Minister, from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter. 04 November 1931.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Jubilee Celebration Executive. Advising a meeting to be held to arrange a procession during forthcoming Jubilee celebrations. Asks co-operation. 10 September 1931.

30. Letter. To Chairman, from Mr H.G. Dickie (M.H.R.). Enclosing a letter from Hon. G.W. Russell who wishes to inspect ironsand deposits at Patea. 28 June 1932.

31. Letter and Telegram. To Chairman, from Multiple writers. A series of letters and 2 telegrams dealing with ironsand affaires. July 1932.

32. Letter. To Chairman, from Multiple writers. A further series of letters. Also an analysis of the ironsand. August 1932.

33. Letter. To Chairman, from A. Railton (Patea). Asking for an increase in lease from 1 to 5 years, or longer. Outlines work he has done and is prepared to pay increased rent. 04 July 1932.

34. Letter. To A. Railton, from Secretary. Advising that owing to legal formalities expense of increasing rent not warranted. However his tenure from year to year as at present is reasonably secure. 06 July 1932.

35. Letter. To Mrs W.H. Rook (Patea), from Secretary. Expressing Board’s sympathy at loss of her husband. 04 May 1932.

36. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Railways (Wanganui). Advising repairs necessary to Board’s portion of the wharf. 23 February 1932.

37. Letter. To New Zealand Railway (Wanganui), from .Secretary. Advising work attended to straight away. Also asks for details of account for £135 for repairs done to wharf in 1930. 29 February 1932.

38. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Railways (Wanganui). Outline of repairs now urgent and timber etc required. Estimated to cost £98-18-0. 26 July 1932.

39. Letter. To New Zealand Railways (Wanganui), from Secretary. Asking engineer to call and inspect the wharf. Also asks for details of account for £135 for repairs not yet done. 04 August 1932.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Railways (Wellington). Advising Department has a 15 ton steam crane for sale and encloses full details of same. 11 August 1932.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Railways (Wanganui). Detailing work required to be done-piles, fenders, braces etc. Total cost of work now increased to £155. 31 August 1932.

42. Letter. To Chairman, from Richardson, McCabe & Company (Wellington). Advising benefits and improvements of new Priestman dredges and encloses catalogues for same. 12 December 1931.

43. Letter. To Secretary, from Audit Office (Wellington). Asking for copy of Board’s last annual report. Also any assistance from Board to help him prepare a thesis on Harbour Development in New Zealand. 26 May 1932.

44. Letter. To H.M. Smith (Audit Office), from Secretary. Sends balance sheets for last 5 years. Latest one not yet audited. Will supply any further information if required. 28 May 1932.

45. Letter. To Secretary, from South Taranaki Electric Power Board. A booklet on the “Power Board Loan” for £40.000. November 1931.

46. Letter. To Secretary, from South Taranaki Electric Power Board. Encloses authority to vote for use by the Board. 27 November 1931.

47. Letter. To Secretary, from R.N. Speirs (Foxton). Advising a load of timber arriving per M.V. Fairburn en route to Mr T.W. Wall at Waverley. Asks to be sent a copy of all charges. 12 November 1931.

48. Letter. To T.J.C. Scott (Board’s Honorary Overseer), from Secretary. Advising of his (and L.P. Clark) (see No 21) appointment as Honorary Overseer at the beach. 04 November 1931.

49. Letter. To Secretary, from Office of Unemployment Board (Wellington). 3 circulars on unemployment matters. 01 September 1931 to 20 June 1932.

50. Letter. To Wanganui Harbour Board (Wanganui), from Secretary. Asking if the Board is using unemployed labour on harbour and river works and if so what is rate percent paid under Workers Compensation.

11 Jul 1932.

51. Letter. To Secretary, from Wanganui Harbour Board. Advising relief workers doing grass planting, swamp drainage and few odd jobs at port. Premium percentage paid is 25/-. 13 July 1932.

52. Letter. To Secretary, from C.A. Wilkinson (Eltham). Enclosing invoice and Railway c/note for spikes. 01 March 1932.

Folder 4. 1933 A-D.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from A.M.P. Society (Wanganui). Enclosing receipts for premiums paid on behalf of A.H.H. Mercer, W.E. Barnes and E.O. Horner. 29 March 1933.

2. Letter. To Secretary, from A.M.P. Society (Wanganui). Advising premium of 17/4 now due in respect of W.J. Millan. 31 March 1933.

3. Letter. To A.M.P. Society (Wanganui), from Secretary. Receipt on behalf of Millan enclosed. 03 April 1933.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from A.M.P. Society (Wanganui). Enlarging on premiums paid on behalf of Horner & Barnes. 03 April 1933.

5. Letter. To A.M.P. Society (Wanganui), from Secretary. Regarding voucher of J. Taiaroa. Was sent to their Wellington office. 10 April 1933.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from A.M.P. Society (Wanganui). Tairaroa’s voucher to hand. Is necessary to have ages of Horner & Mercer. 11 April 1933.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from A.M.P. Society (Wanganui). Regarding Horner & Millan policies. 12 April 1933.

8. Letter. To A.M.P. Society (Wanganui), from Secretary. Regarding the Group Assurance Scheme and future payments in respect of member payments and Board payments. 01 May 1933.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from A.M.P. Society (Wanganui). Suggesting alternative arrangements to the above. 03 May 1933.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from A.M.P. Society (Wellington). Returning 2 enclosures (1) Schedule of debentures to be issued upon conversion, (2) Questions and answers to requirements of Loans Board. 17 August 1933.

11. Letter. To Secretary, from Anglo-American Steel Company Ltd. (London). A booklet on “Carsil” Steel issued with their compliments.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from Anglo-American Steel Company Ltd. (London). Regarding ironsand. Asking about supply of electricity and if there is a good financial group available who can supply finance. Also enclosed, samples of “Carsil” razor blades. 02 June 1933.

13. Letter. To Anglo-American Steel Company Ltd. (London), from Secretary. Advising a sample of ironsand on the way: cost of power should be obtained from P.W. Department; no company available to back finances. 16 August 1933.

14. Letter. To William Aitcheson Ltd. (Patea), from Secretary. Board pays £5 towards cost of repairs to house at the timber yard. 09 September 1932.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from William Aitcheson Ltd. (Patea). Quoting for iron bark Board requires. 7000 feet for £192 landed on wharf plus 5% sales tax. 13 March 1933.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from Bassett & Company (Wanganui). Asking if Board is interested in buying a line of cement bags. 17 July 1933.

17. Letter. To Secretary, from British General Electric Company (Wellington). Regarding wharf lighting. Firm sends The Osram Bulletin No 4 promoting Osram lamps, valves etc. 22 February 1933.

18. Letter. To British General Electric Company, from Secretary. Acknowledging above. Board not lighting port at present. 25 February 1933.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from British General Electric Company. Acknowledging Board’s letter. 28 February 1933.

20. Letter. To Chairman, from Donald M. Cowie, Normanby. Applying for a position with the Board and encloses 1½ page of his previous experiences and qualifications. 04 June 1933.

21. Letter. To Donald M. Cowie, from Secretary. Acknowledges his letter. No present vacancy. 07 June 1933.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from Donald M. Cowie. Acknowledges Board’s letter. 02 July 1933.

23. Letter. To A.S. Burgess & Company (Wanganui), from Secretary. Letter thanking insurance company for prompt settlement of claim involving a house destroyed by fire in May last. 07 June 1933.

24. Letter. To Chairman, from William Cable & Company (Wellington). Tendering for repairs and renewals to dredge “Wallace” for £190 net, and to take 2 weeks. 26 May 1933.

25. Letter. To William Cable & Company, from Secretary. Draft of telegram advising tender accepted. 27 May 1933.

26. Letter. To Secretary, from William Cable & Company. Confirming receipt of telegram. Work to start on 31st May. 29 May 1933.

27. Telegram. To Secretary, from William Cable & Company. Confirming acceptance and date of starting. 29 May 1933.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from K.A. Carmichael (Kakaramea). His tender for lease of Section 565, Carlyle S.D. Offers yearly rental of £201-0-0. 18 April 1933.

29. Letter. To K.A. Carmichael, from Secretary. Advising decision on tender will be decided not later than 23rd May. 09 May 1933.

30. Letter. To K.A. Carmichael, from Secretary. Advising his tender is declined. 22 May 1933.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from William R. Caves (Kakaramea). His tender for lease of Section 565, Carlyle S.D. Offers yearly rental of £198-8-0. 20 April 1933.

32. Letter. To K.A. Carmichael William R. Caves, from Secretary. Letter sent to both advising tenders will be decided by the Board on May 8th. 24 April 1933.

33. Letter. To William R. Caves, from Secretary. Advising his tender has been accepted. 22 May 1933.

34. Letter. To William R. Caves, from Secretary. Requesting rent arrears of the Caves and Tong leasehold amounting to £105-15-3 be paid promptly, otherwise his tender will be declined. 22 May 1933.

35. Letter. To Chairman, from H.G. Dickie, Member of the House of Representatives (Hawera). Regarding purchase of a launch-owner asks £250 for it. 24 July 1932.

36. Letter. To H.G. Dickie Member of the House of Representatives (Wellington), from Secretary. Regarding National Expenditure Adjustment Act, 1932. Alteration to Section 37. Advises Board objects to the alteration. 05 October 1932.

Folder 5. 1932 - 1933 E-L.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from A.J. Entrican & Company Ltd. (Auckland). Following opening of Stratford-Ohura railway they wish to know charge on shortest railway routes and ask Board’s wharfage and railway charges. 16 November 1932.

2. Letter. To A.J. Entrican & Company Ltd., from Secretary. Setting out wharfage charge and railway charges. 18 November 1932.

3. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea), from Secretary. Requesting her to pay the fire insurance premium on her dwelling. 27 September 1932.

4. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea), from Secretary. She is now behind with fire premiums (2 at 7/7 each0, also rent. Unless paid promptly board will cancel her lease. 07 December 1932.

5. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea), from Secretary. Note no response to above letter. Threaten further action. 31 January 1933.

6. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott (Patea(also Mr Peachey), from Secretary. Requests both make substantial payments off overdue rentals or compel Board to terminate their leases. 08 March 1933.

7. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott, from Secretary. Advises ejection order will be applied for next court day. 23 March 1933.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from Mrs E.C. Elliott. States her position is hopeless. Offers £2 off remittance and to carry on with present rental. If ejected will have nowhere to go. 05 April 1933.

9. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott, from Secretary. Accepts her offer of £2 if paid promptly and regular payments thereafter. 10 April 1933.

10. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott, from Secretary. Requests a substantial payment in next 2 weeks. Again threatens termination. 03 August 1933.

11. Letter. To Mrs E.C. Elliott, from Secretary. No further payments and Board will ask her to vacate her leasehold. 29 August 1933.

12. Letter. To Chairman, from Farmers Co-op (Hawera). Asking if Board can supply particulars of the old dumping plant they purchased or a catalogue of same. 06 June 1933.

13. Letter. To Farmers, from Co-op., from Secretary. Advises they are making a search for the plan of the old plant. 08 June 1933.

14. Letter. To Farmers, from Co-op., from Secretary. Further letter to say earlier correspondence weeded out and can find no reference to dumping plant matters. 09 June 1933.

15. Letter. To Secretary, from J.H. Francis & Company Ltd. (Wellington). Regarding a scheme for conversion of Local Bodies New Zealand indebtedness. 17 June 1933.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Farmers Union (Auckland). Regarding propaganda with reference to doing away with ports of call for overseas shipping. 31 January 1933.

17. Letter. To New Zealand Farmers Union, from Secretary. Acknowledges above letter and will reply. 06 February 1933.

18. Letter. To New Zealand Farmers Union, from Secretary. A full page reply to their letter. 15 February 1933.

19. Letter. To Secretary, from Foxton Harbour Board. Asking whether railway freight rates on bulk handling are affecting the port. 01 August 1933.

20. Letter. To Foxton Harbour Board, from Secretary. Advising Board not affected at the moment, asks for further information. 03 August 1933.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from Foxton Harbour Board. A full report on how the scheme is affecting their board and may eventually affect other small ports. 07 August 1933.

22. Letter. To Foxton Harbour Board, from Secretary. Letter advising the Board will support their protests in this matter. 08 August 1933.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from Foxton Harbour Board. Advising the Wanganui Harbour Board also uneasy about present position. 10 August 1933.

24. Letter. To Secretary, from Foxton Harbour Board. Advising a conference of interested parties to be held at Palmerston North on 15th September to protest the new railway freight system. 28 August 1933.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from Foxton Harbour Board. Suggests Board advise all shipping representatives in the area of the proposed conference. 30 August 1933.

26. Letter. To Engineer, Patea Harbour Board, from Gilmore Oil Company (N.Z.) Ltd. (Wellington). Advising they have 14 lengths of gravity conveyors for sale at £2 per length. 18 April 1933.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from Golden Bay Electrical Power Board (Takaka). Asking for details of the Board’s superannuation scheme for permanent members of the staff. 27 Mar 1933.

28. Letter. To Golden Bay Electrical Power Board, from Secretary. Full page details of the scheme as operating on the A.M.P. Group Assurance Scheme. 10 April 1933.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from Gisborne Harbour Board. Asking for details on Board’s payments for Statutory holidays; sick pay and award rates to (specified) employees. 24 April 1933.

30. Letter. To Gisborne Harbour Board, from Secretary. Full page reply giving all details requested. 27 April 1933.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Harbours Association of New Zealand (Wellington). Enclosing a 6 page copy of a recent Judgement in matter of Wilsons (N.Z.) Portland Cement Ltd. V Whangarei Harbour Board. 22 February 1933.

32. Letter. To Mr P. Hall (Patea), from Secretary. Regarding fencing erected by the Railway Department. Is on board land, not his land. 21 June 1933.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from Mrs E.E. Hall (Patea). Applying to transfer her lease to Mr James Watson from 10th July. 03 July 1933.

34. Letter. To Mrs Hall, from Secretary. Advising her application to transfer is granted. 05 July 1933.

35. Letter. To Mr L. Hitchcock (Normanby), from Secretary. Regarding the insurances on his house and outbuildings. Some new arrangement for payment is required. 26 May 1933.

36. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford (Patea), from Secretary. Regarding Mrs A.J. Watson and Mrs A. McKinnon’s leases renewed for a period of 10 years at £15 per annum and £20 per annum respectively. 08 February 1933.

37. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Patea). Regarding Caves and Tong’s lease. 17 March 1933.

38. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Patea). Enclosing a copy of Section 27 of Finance Act 1932-33 re penalty on rates. 10 April 1933.

39. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford (Patea), from Secretary. Thanking for above letter. 09 May 1933.

40. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford (Patea), from Secretary. Regarding William Caves lease of Section 565, Carlyle S.D. £198-8-0 per annum. 22 May 1933.

41. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Patea). Enclosing Memorandum of Lease (of R.W. Caves) for execution. 26 June 1933.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Patea). Enclosing Memorandum of Lease (of Mrs A. McKenna) for execution. 27 June 1933.

43. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford (Patea), from Secretary. Returning copies of above 2 leases (in triplicate) duly signed. 05 July 1933.

44. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Patea). Regarding leases of Mrs E.E. Hall; and transfer from Mrs Hall to J.W. Watson. 05 July 1933.

45. Letter. To Secretary, from Hamel & Rutherford (Patea). Enclosing Memorandum of Lease-the Board to Watson for execution. 10 July 1933.

46. Letter. To Hamel & Rutherford (Patea), from Secretary. Returning above documents duly signed and sealed. 03 August 1933.

47. Letter. To Secretary, from Hutcheson, Wilson & Co. (Wellington). Soliciting an order for the new Code Flags and Substitutes soon coming into use. 02 February 1933.

48. Letter. To Secretary, from Hutcheson, Wilson & Co. (Wellington). Advising used diving equipment they have for sale. 28 February 1933.

49. Letter. To Lever Bros (Petone), from Secretary. Advising a short charge 0f 2/- in mileage on loaves of soap sent from Patea to Wellington. Please settle A.S.A.P. 21 October 1932.

50. Letter. To Secretary, from Lever Bros (Petone). Asking for (specified) wharf age and rail age charges. 31 January 1933.

51. Letter. To Lever Bros, from Secretary. Answering the above information. 01 February 1933.

52. Letter. To Lever Bros, from Secretary. Advising a short charge of 1/1d on rail age from Hawera to Patea. Please pay A.S.A.P. 15 May 1933.

Folder 6. 1932 - 1933 M-L.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Minister of Mines (Wellington). Asking for a copy of correspondence with London-American Steel Company regarding deposits at Patea. 10 August 1933.

2. Letter. To Minister of Mines, from Secretary. Copy of correspondence supplied. 14 August 1933.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Minister of Mines. Thanking for above correspondence. 22 August 1933.

4. Letter. To Mr W. Millan, from Secretary. Advising his appointment as dredge engineer at 1/9½ per hour and setting out terms of employment. 05 April 1933.

5. Letter. To A.H. Mercer (Patea), from Secretary. Expressing sympathy at the loss of his wife. 02 November 1932.

6. Letter. To Secretary, from Mr N. Mancer (Wanganui). Asking if he can be supplied with tonnages of specified vessels from the Lloyds Register (27 named ships). 16 September 1932.

7. Letter. To Mr N. Mancer, from Secretary. Advising Board has no Lloyds Register and so cannot assist him. 20 September 1932.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from South Taranaki Shipping Company (Patea). Regarding use of navigation phone No 24m. Company is cancelling their portion of the rental payable. 24 November 1932.

9. Letter. To South Taranaki Shipping Company, from Secretary. Advising Board will instruct Post and Telegraph Department to disconnect the telephone. 07 December 1932.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from South Taranaki Shipping Company. Asking if their deputation can meet Board to discuss slipway for the dredge. 13 February 1933.

11. Letter. To South Taranaki Shipping Company, from Secretary. Setting date of March 7th at 2.30pm for above meeting. 23 February 1933.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from South Taranaki Shipping Company. Acknowledging above date and time. 28 February 1933.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Stratford Main Trunk Railway Celebrations. An invitation to attend the banquet at Stratford on 7th November to mark completion of the Stratford-Main Trunk railway. 21 October 1932.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from Stratford Main Trunk Railway Celebrations. Asking if Board has decided on any contribution to cost of the celebrations. 28 November 1932.

15. Letter. To Stratford Main Trunk Railway Celebrations, from Secretary. Advising that owing to present hard times Board is unable to make a decision. 07 December 1932.

16. Letter. To Secretary, from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). Thanking Board for 2 packages of ironsand now received and ask if sand is an average sample, and not dressed by mechanical or magnetic means. 22 September 1932.

17. Letter. To McGill University, from Secretary. Advising the sand came straight from the waters edge undressed. 21 October 1932.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from J. Caves (Kakaramea). Asking for details of remaining rent and harbour board rates on lease now expiring. 28 March 1933.

19. Letter. To J. Caves, from Secretary. Details supplied as requested. 31 March 1933.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from P.W. Tong (Okaiawa). Advising cannot forward balance of rent but will pay as soon as possible. 24 September 1932.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from P.W. Tong (Okaiawa). Cheque for rent enclosed. Will not be dealing through solicitors, Hamel & Rutherford but will send cheque himself to save costs. 02 March 1933.

22. Letter. To P.W. Tong, from Secretary. Asking him to value the cowshed as only building affected by the lease now expiring. 13 March 1933.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from P.W. Tong. Advising sum of £50 is a fair value of the cowshed. 14 April 1933.

24. Letter. To Chairman, from Turnbull & Jones Ltd. (Wellington). Asking for a meeting with him to discuss lighting at the port entrance for safety of vessels. 02 February 1933.

25. Letter. To Chairman, from Turnbull & Jones Ltd. Asking if anything further done, and if committee has been set up to go further into matter of port lighting. 28 February 1933.

26. Letter. To Turnbull & Jones Ltd., from Secretary. Advising nothing definite done yet but at next meeting of Board probably a committee will be appointed to deal with subject. 02 March 1933.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from Office of the Unemployment Board. A series of circulars dealing with sundry matters. 09 September 1932 to 08 August 1933.

28. Letter. To United Insurance Coy (New Plymouth), from Secretary. Advising Board will not require Workers compensation Insurance cover on the unemployed workers employed by the Board. 30 September 1932.

29. Letter. To Secretary, from United Insurance Coy. Above letter acknowledged. 10 October 1932.

30. Letter. To United Insurance Coy, from Secretary. Regarding Mr R.H. Clarke and his issue of a Writ of Summons. 12 October 1932.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from United Insurance Coy. Advising the Board what procedure they intend to take with regard to Clarke and his Writ. Will file a defence. 13 October 1932.

32. Letter. To Mrs A.J. Watson (Patea), from Secretary. Requesting her t clear lupin from her Beach Road leasehold. 07 December 1932.

33. Letter. To Chairman, from Mrs A.J. Watson. Submitting her tender of £15 per annum for 10 years for her land of 19 acres and 2 roods, and enclosing a cheque for £7-10-0 for first 6 months. 08 January 1933.

34. Letter. To Mrs A.J. Watson, from Secretary. Her tender accepted and receipt given. Solicitors are now preparing the new lease. 08 February 1933.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from West Coast Refrigerating Company Ltd. (Patea). Asking Board to deliver some hardwood timber they own to the company’s works as soon as possible. 07 April 1933.

36. Letter. To West Coast Refrigerating Company Ltd., from Secretary. Advising Board has no record of the timber being loaned to it, and no record on the books so matter will be gone into. 10 May 1933.

Folder 7. 1933 N-P.

1. Letter. 1/ To Native Land Rates Commission, from Secretary. 2/ To Secretary, from Native Land Rates Commission. Correspondence, reports and figures concerning Native Rates business. 1/ 15 June 1933

2/ 17 June 1933.

2. Letter. To Native Land Rates Commission (Wellington), from Secretary. Enclosing in quadruplicate, copies of the Native Rates by which the Board is affected. 19 July 1933.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from Not Stated. Schedule of repairs to hull and hopper of dredge “Wallace”. 23 May 1933.

4. Letter. To Secretary, from Opunake Harbour Board. Advising they are considering dismantling the mole staging and enquire if Board is interested in acquiring any of the timber. 12 May 1933.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from Malleable Costing Company (N.Z.) (Petone). Printed letter advising of their newly erected foundry and promoting malleable iron castings etc. 12 February 1933.

6. Letter. To Chairman, from Otago Electric Power Board (Dunedin). Circular setting out background to their suggestion to approach the Government to introduce compulsory conversion of Local Bodies loans. 11 November 1932.

7. Letter. To Otago Electric Power Board, from Secretary. Letter supporting the Otago Board’s efforts regarding reduction of interest rates. 07 December 1932.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from Otago Electric Power Board. Acknowledging above letter. 12 December 1932.

9. Letter. To Phoenix Insurance Company (Hawera), from Secretary. Asking for full details of insurance policies of Mr L. Hitchcock-buildings, date of expiry etc. 02 June 1933.

10. Letter. To Secretary, from Newton King Ltd., Hawera, (Agents for Phoenix). Advising Hitchcock has policy of £445, due August 6th on dwelling and outbuildings. Policy in name of Patea Harbour Board as lessees. 09 June 1933.

11. Letter. To Newton King Ltd., Hawera, from Secretary. Acknowledges letter and asks for policy to be sent to Board to hold. 12 June 1933.

12. Letter. To Newton King Ltd., Hawera, from Secretary. Again requests policy to be sent to them. 15 July 1933.

13. Letter. To Secretary, from Phoenix Assurance Company (New Plymouth). Advising they will allow Hitchcock’s policy to lapse on August 6th and are writing to him advising of the action. 28 July 1933.

14. Letter. To Secretary, from Registrar of Pensions (Wanganui). Regarding application for an old age pension by Mrs Agnes McKenna. Please supply description of property and value of lessee’s interest, and annual ental. 05 July 1933.

15. Letter. To Registrar of Pensions, from Secretary. Full particulars given. 06 July 1933.

16. Letter. To Miss Power (Patea), from Secretary. Thanking her for services rendered during his absence on holiday. Encloses cheque for £2-2-0. 08 February 1933.

17. Letter. To Town Clerk (Patea), from Secretary. Thanking for assistance given by Council to supply hose and water to dredge following its recent overhaul. 05 July 1933.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea Farmers Co-op Freezing Company Ltd. Asking permission to erect shed 6 feet X 6 feet at end of grader wharf to pump river water into their works. 23 January 1933.

19. Letter. To Patea Farmers Co-op Freezing Company Ltd., from Secretary. Advises Board raises no objection to their building the shed. 25 January 1933.

20. Letter. To Patea Press (Patea), from Secretary. Asking him to advertise 2 tenders for lease, full particulars of which are given. 07 December 1932.

21. Letter. To Patea Press (Patea), from Secretary. An advertisement regarding Board holidays and closing if the office. 13 December 1932.

22. Letter. To Secretary, from Patea and Waverley Press (Patea). Quoting tender of £16-0-0 plus 5% sales tax to supply Rate Books according to specifications. 27 March 1933.

23. Letter. To Patea Press (Patea), from Secretary. Accepting his tenders and asks that work be delivered to the office not later than mid May. 05 April 1933.

24. Letter. To Patea Press (Patea), from Secretary. An advertisement that Balance Sheets etc. are now open for public inspection. 10 May 1933.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department (Patea). Advising a telegram not delivered as addressee absent, but will be delivered on his return. 09 November 1932.

26. Letter. To Postmaster (Patea), from Secretary. Instructing him to disconnect Navigation Telephone Number 24M. 07 December 1932.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department (Patea). Asking for details regarding Scheme No 5 and work done by unemployed. 04 April 1933.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from Post & Telegraph Department (Patea). Stressing importance of having all mail delivered to their box number. 14 June 1933.

29. Letter. To Controller of Accounts, G.P.O. (Wellington), from Secretary. Quoting figures of interest and due dates on Board’s loan of £35,000. Finds there has been an overpayment. 08 August 1933.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from G.P.O. (Wellington). Acknowledges Board’s letter of 10th August regarding conversion of its loan and the matter is receiving consideration. 21 August 1933.

31. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust Hawera). Regarding payment of interest on Harbour Improvement Loan of £8,600. 12 October 1932.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Acknowledging receipt of interest payment (£258). 12 October 1932.

33. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Circular regarding interest reduction and Loans Conversion Act 1932/33. 20 March 1933.

34. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Hawera). Circular regarding interest reduction and Loans Conversion Act 1932/33. 19 April 1933.

35. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Acknowledging receipt of interest (£258). 21 April 1933.

36. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Hawera). Giving position of Board’s Sinking Fund as at 31-03-1933. 18 May 1933.

37. Letter. To Chairman, from Public Trust (Wellington). Giving position of Board’s Sinking Fund as at 31-03-1933. (Sheet attached). 24 May 1933.

38. Letter. To Chairman, from Public Trust (Wellington). Regarding Board’s Sinking Fund and release prior to maturity date. 07 June 1933.

39. Letter. To Public Trust (Wellington), from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter. 09 June 1933.

40. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington). Setting out conditions relating to Sinking Fund. 03 August 1933.

41. Letter. To Public Trust (Wellington), from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter. 14 August 1933.

42. Letter. To Secretary, from Public Trust (Wellington).Acknowledging application by Board for conversion of Board’s loans. 21 August 1933.

43. Letter. To J. Peachey (Patea), from Secretary. Reminding him his rent is overdue and asking him to make some payment “No matter how small”. 10 December 1932.

44. Letter. To J. Peachey (Patea), from Secretary. Advising unless a substantial payment is made, steps will be taken to terminate his lease. 03 August 1933.

45. Letter. To Chairman, from J. Peachey. Advising he and his wife are prepared to sign factory cheques until the rent is paid. 07 August 1933.

46. Letter. To J. Peachey (Patea), from Secretary. Advising his letter is to be discussed by the Board at the next meeting and he will be advised of the decision. 29 August 1933.

47. Letter. To The Editor (Not stated where), from A.T. Christensen (Chairman, Patea harbour Board). Setting out some statistics of shipping out of main ports of New Zealand in reply to criticism by Chairman of New Plymouth harbour Board. (Mr C.E. Bellringer). 13 September 1932.

48. Letter. To Editors of various newspapers, from Secretary. Regarding inserting advertisements for “Special Rates for Y/E 31-05-1932”. 13 September 1932 & 28 September 1932.

49. Letter. To Editors of various newspapers, from Secretary. Calling for tenders for Patea harbour Board Rate Book 1933/34. 08 March 1933.

50. Letter. To Editors of various newspapers, from Secretary. Advertising of 10% penalty on unpaid rates. 05 April 1933.

Folder 8. 1933 P-S.

1. Letter. To Secretary, from Thomas E. Roberts (Patea). Regarding Mr Fritzie Lund, his loss by fire of his house, his lease and his being an excellent tenant. 22 June 1933.

2. Letter. To T.E. Roberts, from Secretary. Offering to cancel Lund’s present lease and replace it with a new one for 21 years at rental of £20 per annum. 05 July 1933.

3. Letter. To Secretary, from T.E. Roberts. Lund declines above offer and will rebuild his house and call tenders for erection to cost of £300. 07 July 1933.

4. Letter. To T.E. Roberts, from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter. 11 July 1933.

5. Letter. To Secretary, from T.E. Roberts. Advising architects Duffill & Gibson (Hawera) to be asked to design the house, call tenders and supervise the work. (Suggested plan of the house enclosed) 12 July 1933.

6. Letter. To T.E. Roberts, from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter and asks that tenders be sent to Board’s office. 15 July 1933.

7. Letter. To Secretary, from T.E. Roberts. Total cost (including fees) not to exceed £300, and Board’s position with regard to tender approval and consequential liability. 17 July 1933.

8. Letter. To Secretary, from T.E. Roberts. Advising 2 minor alterations, and installation of electric light. 20 July 1933.

9. Letter. To Secretary, from T.E. Roberts. Advising 3 tenders received and comment on electric light. 01 August 1933.

10. Letter. To T.E. Roberts, from Secretary. Agreeing to C.H. Dudding’s (Hawera) tender of £287. 03 August 1933.

11. Letter. To G.W. Russell (Wellington), from Secretary. Refers to previous letters. (not included) No thought of bribery occurred, was merely compensation. 09 September 1932.

12. Letter. To Secretary, from G.W. Russell. Replies to above. If it wasn’t bribery, then what was it? 24 September 1932.

13. Letter. To Chairman, from G.W. Russell. 2 page letter on his further investigations into the ironsand project he is interested in. 24 February 1933.

14. Letter. To G.W. Russell, from Secretary. Advising matter to be discussed by Board at next meeting and he will advise. 28 February 1933.

15. Letter. To G.W. Russell, from Secretary. Advising that as soon as a prospect of an ironsand lease being required, he will be sent full details. 09 March 1933.

16. Letter. To Engineer (Patea Harbour Board), from Restar Ltd. (Auckland). Letter promoting use of a new road product called “Bitural”. 08 September 1932.

17. Letter. To New Zealand Railways (Wanganui), from Secretary. Regarding repairs to Patea wharf to cost £155. Keep cost as low as possible. 08 September 1932.

18. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Railways (Wanganui). Advising work now done. Additional work found necessary at a cost of £25. 23 November 1932.

19. Letter. To New Zealand Railways (Wanganui), from Secretary. Acknowledging above letter and Board sends cheque for £25. 07 December 1932.

20. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Railways (Wanganui). Advising is unable to supply Board with second hand timber as requested. 11 February 1933.

21. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Railways (Wanganui). Advising department’s wish to rebuild bridge over the tidal opening south of the railway station and reduce the total span by 22 feet. 03 April 1933.

22. Letter. To New Zealand Railways (Wanganui), from Secretary. Advising Board has no objection to above and returns Department’s plans. 08 April 1933.

23. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Railways (Wellington). Department notices that the railway wharf is shown as a Board asset at cost of £5,520. Their records show wharf was built by the Government and asks Board to advise whether it was purchased by or ownership transferred to board. 29 April 1933.

24. Letter. To New Zealand Railways (Wellington), from Secretary. Advises for past 30 years the Board has repaired and maintained the wharf and so regard it as their property. Also, it has the wharf covered against fire, and insurance is in the name of the Board as owner. 10 May 1933.

25. Letter. To Secretary, from New Zealand Railways (Wanganui). Advising further amendments to bridge No 140 over the tidal opening (plans enclosed) and seeks Board’s approval of proposal (see 21). 26 May 1933.

26. Letter. To New Zealand Railways (Wanganui), from Secretary. Advises Board has no objections but suggests checking with the Marine department as Board controls waterway in trust for the department. 07 June 1933.

27. Letter. To Secretary, from South Taranaki Electric Power Board (Hawera). Asking to be advised if any enquiry for electric power eventuates from usage of ironsands at Patea. 31 August 1933.

28. Letter. To Secretary, from State Fire & Accident Insurance Company (New Plymouth). Regarding claim by W.B. McLuskie for Workers Compensation. Company asks if he has been totally incapacitated since 2nd August. 25 August 1933.

29. Letter. To State Fire & Accident Insurance Company (New Plymouth), from Secretary. Confirming McLuskie as totally incapacitated and will be so for another 2-3 weeks. 30 August 1933.

30. Letter. To Secretary, from L.M. Silver & Company (Wellington). Promoting a new method of harbour signalling. 06 June 1933.

31. Letter. To South British Insurance Company (Hawera), from Secretary. Regarding L. Hitchcock’s insurances. Asks that Board be kept up to date each year when renewals are made. 10 May 1933.

32. Letter. To Secretary, from South British Insurance Company (Wanganui). Advising both Hitchcock’s policies were taken over by Phoenix Insurance Company in 1927. 31 May 1933.

33. Letter. To Chairman, from Mrs Agnes McKenna (Patea). Tendering for Lot 11, Section 73, Patea Borough (16¼ acres) for annual rent of £20. Encloses cheque for £10. 09 January 1932 (?)

34. Letter. To Mrs A. McKenna, from Secretary. Accepting her above tender for 10 years at £20 per annum. Lease now being prepared by the solicitors. 08 February 1933.

2. Office Reports - Committee meetings 1892-1904 (1 vol).

3. Sir John Coode's Report on the Patea Harbour 1879 (1 vol).

4. Minute Book (1 vol) for Patea Oil and Fibre Manufacturing Co Ltd 1882 - 1887 (complete) and Patea Harbour Board minutes 1903 - 1932.

  Box 7

1. Sundry reports 1925 - 33 (1 vol).

2. Legal Opinions (1 vol). Includes iron sand, Hick's lease, Bates lease etc.

  Box 8

1. Engineer’s reports 1914 - 1932 (1 vol).

2. Harbour Board Advertisements 1882 - 1945 (1 vol) pasted into an outward shipping log - lists the names of the ships and freight. 1901.

  Box 9

1. Harbour Board Balances 1892.

2. Harbour Board Committee Meetings 1905 - 1916.

3. Public Enquiry papers 1963.

  Box 10

1. Newspaper clippings 1923-1936.

2. Newspaper clippings 1962-1963.

3. Pilots Reports 1914-1921.

  Box 11

1. Pilot’s Reports 1904-1914.

2. Pilot’s reports 1923-1932.

  Box 12

1. Pilots Reports 1940-

  Box 13

1. Pilot’s reports 1941-1945.

2. Pilot’s reports 1945-1950.

  Box 14

1. Pilot’s reports 1950-1960.

2. Harbour Master’s reports 1952-1953.

  Box 15

1. Cash Book 1896-1916.

2. Goods records 1926-1939.

  Box 16

1. Book of reports on Breakwater. 1 January 1903 - 1 June 1914.

2. Contract for Breakwaters Extension in concrete. Contract No. 3. 25 January 1915.

3. Contract for Breakwaters Extension in concrete. Contract No. 5. and related newspaper clippings and documents. 26 March 1915.

4. Inward Correspondence files. January-November 1891, July 1892-February 1893, January-December 1893, 1894.

Folder 1. Inward Correspondence files. January - November 1891.

Folder 2. Inward Correspondence files. July 1892 - February 1893.

Folder 3. Inward Correspondence files. January - December 1893.

Folder 4. Inward Correspondence files. 1894.

Folder 5. Inward Correspondence files. January-March 1881.

Folder 6. Inward Correspondence files. April-September 1881.

Folder 7. Inward Correspondence files. October-December 1881.

  Box 17

Folder 1. Correspondence regarding Reserves. 1954-1967.

Folder 2. Correspondence. Harbour Endowments Committee. 1958-1969.

Folder 3. Correspondence regarding Reserves. Pilot Station, District Highschool, Beach Campsites. 1960-1965.

Folder 4. Correspondence regarding Guide Pier. 1963-1965.

Folder 5. Correspondence regarding Mana Bay Sea Wall. 1959-1963.

Folder 6. Correspondence regarding Insurances. 1959-1961.

Folder 7. Annual Accounts. 1947-1964.

Folder 8. Receipt files 1964.

Folder 9. Correspondence files. Government Departments. 1963-1964. Item 10. Local Government Commission: Public Inquiry document. April 1963-May 1963.

Folder 11. Correspondence regarding leases, Shingle Supplies. 1949-1960.

Folder 12. Contract documents. Repairs to South End of Western Wall. 1936., Repairs to the North End of Eastern Wall.

Folder 13. Correspondence. Marine Department. 1941, 1949.

Folder 14. Correspondence regarding Railway Wharf, Construction and Government Stock. 1942-1963.

Folder 15. Patea Harbour Board Statistical Returns and Reconciliation Statements. 1949-1958.

  Box 18

Folder 1. Inward Correspondence. 1902.

Folder 2. Inward Correspondence. 1902.

Folder 3. Inward Correspondence. 1902.

Folder 4. Inward Correspondence. 1893-1903.

Folder 5. Inward Correspondence. 1901.

Folder 6. Inward Correspondence. 1897-1898.

Folder 7. Inward Correspondence 1898.

Folder 8. Inward Correspondence. 1898.

Folder 9. Inward Correspondence. 1897.

  Box 19

Folder 1. Inward Correspondence. 1896.

Folder 2. Inward Correspondence. 1895.

Folder 3. Inward Correspondence. 1895.

Folder 4. Inward Correspondence. 1905.

Folder 5. Inward Correspondence. 1905.

Folder 6. Inward Correspondence. 1905.

Folder 7. Inward Correspondence. 1905.

Folder 8. Inward Correspondence. 1905.

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Book. Patea Harbour Board Rate Book. 1944-1945.

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