Assorted documents, Public Works

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1931

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Assorted documents in a folder numbered 10 and titled: Public Works. The documents relate to the reconstruction of Napier.

A carbon copy of a letter from the Chairman, dated 9 March, to Mr G J Stout of Motueka, Nelson. The letter is a reply to a query for names and addresses of leading architects. The letter lists the names and addresses of the architects.

A letter dated 6 March 1931 from Mr G J Stout of Motueka, Nelson to the Mayor of Napier requesting the names and addresses of leading architects in Napier.

A carbon copy of a letter from the Secretary, dated 11 February, to Messrs Chilwell and Trevithick of Auckland. The letter acknowledges a letter and telegram received on the 9 [February] and states that a letter from a local authority noting the purpose would be advisable if intending to visit the town.

A carbon copy of a letter from the Napier Citizen's Earthquake Control Committee dated 14 February 1931 to Mr H A Westerholm of the Hawke's Bay branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, acknowledging receipt of his letter and requesting his representative to visit the author.

A letter dated 14 February 1931, from the Hawke's Bay and Gisborne branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and signed by H Westerholm. The letter is addressed to C O Morse, Chairman of the Napier Citizen's Earthquake Control Committee. The letter is regarding a visit by a Committee of Architects from outside Hawke's Bay and asks for full representation of local architects who owing to the stress of local work have been left off the outside committee.

A carbon copy of a list of the names and addresses of Napier architects currently and previously employed in the inspection of damaged dwellings. The list is produced by the Napier Citizen's Earthquake Control Committee.

A handwritten list of the names and addresses of local men employed on the inspection of damaged dwellings.

A handwritten letter dated 12 February 1931 from T Bishop of Nelson to the Mayor of Napier, Mr Vigor Brown. The letter is regarding information in a newspaper cutting about the rebuilding of Napier and Hastings. Accompanying the letter is a newspaper clipping titled: The Rebuilding of Napier and Hastings and signed Sound Finance and dated at Nelson on 12 February.

A two page telegram postmarked at Napier on 13 February 1931 to Mr Morse from Watt. The telegram is regarding the rebuilding of hospital buildings and a report received from a registered architect about building damage.

A carbon copy of a letter dated 2 March to Mrs E McCarthy of Maraetotara. The letter is regarding repairs to a damaged building owned by the addressee and a request that a meeting be arranged with the Public Works Department.

A letter dated 9 February 1931 to the Mayor of Napier from B C Chilwell of architects Chilwell and Trevithick in Auckland stating they are prepared to visit Napier, and advising that Mr Trevithick has studied the construction of earthquake-resistant buildings and has contacts with authorities on the subject in the United States.

A carbon copy of a letter dated 14 February, from the Chairman to the Postmaster in Napier regarding the installation of a telephone at the headquarters of the Hawke's Bay Rivers Board.

A two page facsimile transcription headed: Copy of telegram. The telegram is about a meeting held regarding earthquake relief and rehabilitation, the prioritising of tasks and assigned duties. The name Morse is at the top of the first page and the name W E Barnard is at the bottom of the second page.

Two letters from G F Clapcott written from Palmerston North. The first letter to Mr Morse is regarding the rebuilding of the town and asking him to hand on or read out the accompanying letter. The second four page letter is addressed to the Chairman of the Executive Committee and offers recommendations regarding financial arrangements and construction of the rebuilding of the central business district.

A carbon copy of a New Zealand Post telegram dated 3 March 1931 to Doctor McKibbon of the Health Department in Wellington from Ritchie. The telegram is regarding the difficulties in securing financial assistance for reconstruction of sewerage in Napier South.

A carbon copy of a letter dated 19 February from the Deputy Chairman to the Chief Postmaster in Napier regarding a message received from the Chairman of the Taradale Town Board, Mr Kelly about dangerous telegraph wires in Taradale.

Four documents regarding telephone communication with Rissington and Puketapu:

A letter dated 14 February 1931 from the Telegraph Engineer's office in Napier to the Secretary of the Napier Citizen's Earthquake Relief Committee, acknowledging receipt of a letter in reference to telephone communication with Rissington and Puketapu and advising the outcome. The letter is signed by the telegraph engineer.

A carbon copy of a letter dated 14 February, from the Secretary, to the Postmaster in Napier quoting communication received about flood warnings from the engineer of the Hawke's Bay Rivers Board, F C Hay.

A letter dated 14 February 1931, to the Secretary of the Relief Committee in Napier from F C Hay of the Hawke's Bay Rivers Board. The letter is regarding the need for urgent telephone communication with the Post Office at Rissington and Puketapu. The letter is signed on behalf of F C Hay by A R Ross.

A handwritten message from F C Hay of the Hawke’s Bay Rivers Board regarding a report received from Stanley Howe of the Rissington Post Office about a blockage in a tributary of the Tutaekuri River.

A telegram from Wellington from the Secretary of the Institute of Architects, surname Johnson to the Chairman of the Citizens’ Committee in Napier. The telegram is regarding a visit to Napier by the Architect’s Institute Committee. The Napier postmark is dated 14 February 1931.

A carbon copy of a letter dated 19 February from the Chairman to Mr L A Williams of Napier. The letter authorises removal of all wireless installation from Napier Hospital buildings.

A carbon copy of a letter dated 11 March from the Chairman to the officer in charge of the Public Works Department in Napier. The letter is regarding the housing of the Fire Brigade at the Artillery Barracks and the repair of chimneys. A postscript enquires about the location of materials used in the erection of a Clive Square eating house.

A carbon copy of a telegram from C O Morse, Chairman of the Citizens’ Control Committee to an Auckland builder named as Cole, advising of the deferment of the Criterion block contract. The telegram is dated 12 February 1931.

A telegram addressed to the Napier Brick Company from Cole, a builder in Auckland regarding building materials. The Napier postmark is dated 11 February 1931. There is a handwritten response signed by C O Morse on the back of the telegram.

A telegram to Morse from Phillips in Wellington with a request for an urgent quotation for the delivery price of one hundred thousand bricks. The telegram has two handwritten annotations. The Napier postmark is dated 13 February. Attached to the telegram is a carbon copy of a reply from Morse to Phillips.

A carbon copy of a telegram to Brick Pipes in Wellington from C O Morse advising of his visit to Wellington and asking for contact details to be left at the Prime Minister’s office.

A carbon copy of a letter dated 17 February from the Chairman of the Napier Citizens’ Earthquake Control Committee to the Borough Engineer in Napier requesting the arrangement of incinerators for the destruction of rubbish.

A telegram to Morse of the Control Committee in Napier from Deem in Wanganui regarding estimated costs for the restoration of infrastructure in the Napier borough. The Napier postmark is dated 23 February.

A carbon copy of a letter dated 19 February from the Deputy Chairman to the officer in charge of the Public Works Department in Napier. The letter is regarding the danger posed by telegraph wires in Taradale and suggests the Public Works Department seek assistance from the Post and Telegraph Department in removing the danger.

A letter dated 20 February 1931 from the telegraph engineer’s office in Napier addressed to Mr W E Barnard M.P. The letter makes reference to a letter to the Chief Postmaster in Napier regarding the telegraph lines near the Taradale Hotel.

A reply paid telegram from Mrs Albert Goodall in Denniston to the Chairman of the Citizens’ Relief Committee requesting permission to return to Napier to inspect possessions. A reply is typed at the bottom of the telegram. The Napier postmark is dated 12 February 1931. Attached to the telegram is a carbon copy of a letter dated 12 February to the officer in charge of the Public Works Department advising of the telegram from Mrs Albert Goodall and requesting permission be granted for her to re-occupy her property.

A notice to contractors and workmen dated 16 February 1931 from the Deputy Chairman of the Napier Citizens’ Earthquake Control Committee. The notice advises that despite permits being granted by the committee to repair buildings that the committee accepts no responsibility for any accidents which may occur. The author urges contractors to protect themselves against claims by employees. The letter is signed by W Harvey.
Attached to the letter is a carbon copy of the letter. The copy is also signed by W Harvey. Also attached to the letter is a memorandum for the Chairman of the Citizens’ Relief Committee from the district engineer of the Public Works Department, A Dinnie, regarding permits to enter houses.

A telegram from Wellington to Morse acknowledging his telegram and advising Thompson’s return will be arranged as soon as he can be spared. The telegram is from Troup, the Mayor.

A carbon copy of a letter dated 12 February to the Mayor of Wellington from the Chairman, acknowledging receipt of his telegram and thanking him for his prompt response in arranging for Mr Thompson’s return to Napier.

A telegram from Thompson in Wellington to Morse, advising his expected arrival date in Napier. The Napier postmark is dated 17 February 1931.

A carbon copy of letter from the Secretary dated 12 February requesting attendance at a committee meeting. At the bottom of the letter is the name Mr Dinnie, District Engineer of the Public Works Department in Napier.

A carbon copy of a memo to the Minister of Health in Wellington from C O Morse requesting that on completion of their current work, that the Public Works Department begin clearing the hospital site in Napier. The memo is dated 11 February 1931.

Two carbon copies of a telegram from Morse to the Mayor of Wellington. The telegram is regarding to Wellington’s engineer, Thompson, and requests arrangements be made for him to return as soon as possible.

A carbon copy of a letter dated 12 February from the Chairman to the officer in charge of the Public Works Department. The letter requests the removal of the front wall of the old telephone exchange in order to restore telephone services.

A carbon copy of a memorandum dated 11 February 1931 to the officer in charge of the Public Works Department from R Girling Butcher of the Napier Earthquake Relief Committee. The memorandum is regarding the arrangement of a sub-department to take over work in connection with building inspection, sanitary inspection and the control of water supply.

Three carbon copies of a memorandum to the officer in charge of the Public Works Department from the Secretary of the Napier Relief Committee. The memorandum requests a census of remaining wooden buildings in the town suitable for use as office accommodation. One copy has handwritten annotations and is dated 9 February 1931.
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Production technique
Media/Materials description
Typewritten, handwritten, stamped, printed on paper.
Measurements
Largest.: Height x Width: 342 x 215mm
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Other number(s)
A/1/2, 74650

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