Assorted Documents, Native Affairs

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A folder labelled Native Affairs, unnumbered, related to the Napier Citizen's Earthquake Control Committee.

Copy of a memo from W E Barnard, Deputy Chairman to Mr C E Pfeiffer, Napier, dated 16 February 1931. The memo is about the danger arising from decomposition in sewers and the need to collect Māori in Napier and evacuate them to Pā or separate camping. Dr McKibbin informs the Executive that Māori are carriers of typhoid germs.

Copy of a report from T W McKibbin, Deputy of Public Health dated 16 February 1931. The Health Department Report to Citizens' Relief Committee addresses typhoid at the Māori Camp; water carriage drainage; multiplicity of camps and the need for the Siberia Camp to be abandoned.

Copy of a letter from Chairman to The Secretary, Relief Committee, Hastings dated February 1931 regarding a letter from Mr C E Pfeiffer. Copy of letter from C O Morse, Chairman to Mr C E Pfeiffer, dated 19 February 1931 recommending working in conjunction with Hastings Committee where bulk of Māori reside.

Copy of a letter from Chairman to The Under Secretary for Lands, Wellington, dated 14 February 1931 regarding the request for Mr C E Pfeiffer continue to take charge of Native Relief. Copy of letter from Chairman, to The Secretary, Hastings Earthquake Relief Committee, Hastings dated 13 February 1931 regarding a letter from Mr C E Pfeiffer. Copy of a letter from the Secretary to Mr C E Pfeiffer, Officer in Charge, Native Department, Napier, dated 13 February 1931 regarding a request registration of all Māori; cost of food will be charged against wages received for work; copy of notice from R G Butcher, dated 13 February 1931. A deputation of Māori led by Mr C Pfeiffer met executive as in several Pā supplies were short and work available limited. A special enquiry was requested.

Telegram from F Symes to Morse Relief Napier, dated 26 February 1931. The message reads: Māori refugees; 20 able bodied men for work, reluctant to return because turned off without explanation. Copy of telegram from Morse Chairman Citizens Control Committee to F Symes Wanganui, dated 26 February 1931, message: receipt of telegram, matter referred to Major Powell.
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Various coloured papers printed and lined, typed, handwritten, and stamped.
Length x Width: 340 x 215mm
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from the Public Trust Office
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m98/62, 74817

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