Assorted Documents, Earthquake, 5 May 1932

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05 May 1932

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Letters, handwritten notes, telegrams and memoranda related to the earthquake, 5 May 1932. The documents are bound in the top left corner, with cardboard covers. The number 88 is stamped on the cover, with the title: Earthquake May 5 1932, General. The documents include:

Copy of Memo from Napier to Head Office, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund, 5 May 1932 Earthquake, dated 21 March 1933: no further commitments.

Handwritten list, ledger, undated.

Handwritten list, Additional Applications Considered, dated 18 October 1932.

Counting machine receipt, sums, undated.

List, typed, approved by Committee 3 October 1932, 5 May 1932 Earthquake Repairs to Dwellings, with a list of one hundred and eleven names, estimates and grants, three pages.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to Town Clerk, Taradale Town Board, dated 1 November 1932 regarding grants made to Mr W H Atkins, Mrs Murphy, and Mr F W Wiseman.

Letter, from the Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, Napier, to Town Clerk, Taradale Town Board, dated 31 October 1932: grants made to Mr W H Atkinson and Mrs Murphy.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to Town Clerk, Taradale Town Board, dated 27 October 1932: grants made to Mr W H Atkins, Mrs Murphy, and Mr F W Wiseman.

Copy of Memo from Head Office, to Napier, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund expenditure during September, dated 18 October 1932, regarding memo 30 August 1932: transfer funds.

List, typed, 5 May 1932 Earthquake Repairs to Dwellings, with a list of one hundred and eleven names, estimates and grants, three pages.

List, handwritten, 5 May 1931 Earthquake, with list of names, estimates and grants, four pages.

Copy of Memo from Hastings, to Napier, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund, 5 May 1932 earthquake, dated 1 October 1932, regarding memo 17 September 1932: all applicants interviewed and positions verified. Two pages.

Letter from Clerk, Taradale Town Board, to the Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, dated 20 September 1932, regarding Inspectors report, two pages. List, Taradale Town Board, Report of Building Inspector in respect to applications for financial assistance to repair damage caused by earthquake on 5 May 1932, two pages.

Copy of Memo from Head Office, to Napier, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund Repairs to Dwellings, damage caused by 5 May 1932 earthquake, dated 21 September 1932: copy of letter from G W Forbes. Copy of Letter from G W Forbes, to W E Barnard, Napier, dated 17 September 1932, regarding Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund, prepared to authorise £200.

Copy of Memo from Napier, to Hastings, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund Repairs to Dwellings, disposal of balance of fund, dated 17 September 1932: applications from Hastings and Havelock North, investigate necessitousness

Copy of Memo from Napier to Head Office, Repairs to Dwellings, Damage caused by May 1932 earthquake, regarding memos dated 9 September 1932 and 12 September 1932: decided that providing £150 raised locally, a sum no more than £200 could be provided from the Relief Fund for May 1932 earthquake damage; £146.16.0 raised by football match and picture entertainment; Hastings made no recommendation.

Copy of Memo from Head Office, to Napier, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund Repairs to Dwellings, damage caused by May earthquake, dated 9 September 1932, regarding memo dated 29 August 1932: decision requested.

Copy of Memo from Napier, to Hastings, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund Repairs to Dwellings, disposal of balance of fund, dated 1 September 1932: balance of £8000 remains in fund, request committee provide suggestions as to disposal of fund; providing that £150 raised locally, a sum no more than £200 could be provided for May 1932 earthquake damage; £100 raised at football match; declined applications from previous earthquake should be considered.

Copy of Memo from Head Office, to Napier, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund Repairs to Dwellings, disposal of balance, dated 30 August 1932, regarding memo dated 29 August 1932: consult Hastings Committee about any decisions.

Copy of Memo from Head Office, to Napier, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund Repairs to Dwellings, disposal of balance, dated 29 August 1932, regarding memo dated 23 August 1932: balance of £8000 remains in fund, therefore £200 could be provided for may 1932 earthquake.

Copy of Memo from Napier to Head Office, Repairs to Dwellings, Damage caused by 5 May 1932 earthquake, dated 23 August 1932, regarding memo dated 20 August 1932: approximately 200 applications in all districts received after 31 March 1932 and were declined; claims from 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake should receive prior consideration.

Letter from Building Inspector, Napier Borough Council, to Mr H Walker, the Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, dated 19 August 1932, regarding reports on damage to dwellings; difficult to assess, as in most cases work completed, therefore a matter of deciding just and unjust claims.

Letter from Clerk, Taradale Town Board, to the Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, dated 12 August 1932, regarding receipt of letter.

Letter from County Clerk, Hawke's Bay County Council, to the Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, dated 10 August 1932, regarding the fact that Mr Evans services will be available.

Letter from Commissioner, Napier Borough Council, to the Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, dated 10 August 1932, regarding the fact that Mr Grant's services will be available.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to J S Barton, Chairman, Hawke's Bay Rehabilitation Committee, Council Chambers, Napier, dated 5 August 1932: Mr E Grant, Building Inspector; 48 properties in Borough need inspecting, include circumstances of applicant in report; only those who cannot help themselves considered.

Letter from Secretary, Public Trust Office, to The Town Clerk, Town Board, Taradale, dated 5 August 1932, regarding: 35 applications for assistance; request services of Building Inspector; include circumstances of applicant in report; only those who cannot help themselves considered.

Copy of letter Secretary, Public Trust Office, to the County Clerk, Hawke's Bay County Council, Napier, dated 5 August 1932, regarding fundraising for damaged dwellings; appeal for Building Inspector services free of charge, include circumstances of applicant in report; 15 county cases that require investigation.

Letter from Secretary, Public Trust Office, to Mr C Marcroft, 57 Marine Parade, Napier, dated 22 July 1932, regarding receipt of letter.

Letter from C Marcroft, 57 Marine Parade, Napier, to W E Barnard, Napier, dated 18 July 1932, regarding repair of chimneys.

Counting machine receipt, sums, undated.

Report, Damage, Earthquake 5 May 1932: summary of cost of damages. Three pages, handwritten.

Instructions for Mr Hunter, dated 20 June 1932, regarding Earthquake Damage 5 May 1932: Mr Barton, Commissioner, states no notifications of damage received after 22 June 1932.

Note, recorded details and summary of all claims received, both verbally and in writing, undated.

List, undated, Claims received after closing date 22 June 1932 and not admitted to list.

Report, Damage, Earthquake 5 May 1932. Seventeen pages, handwritten.

Report, Earthquake Damage, 5 May 1932, Building Inspector's Report on Claims - Summary of Mr Grants Report on claims selected at random. Three pages, handwritten.

Letter, from Building Inspector, Faraday Street, Napier, to J S Barton, Commissioner, Napier, dated 15 June 1932, regarding earthquake claims; 24 applications enclosed.

Letter from the South British Insurance Company Limited, to the Town Clerk, Napier Borough Council, dated 23 June 1932, regarding list of chimneys inspected.

Copy of letter from Commissioner, to the Chairman, Fire underwriters' Association, South British Insurance Company Limited, Napier, dated 22 June 1932, regarding receipt of letter.

Letters from the South British Insurance Company Limited, to the Town Clerk, Napier Borough Council, dated 20 June 1932, regarding list of chimneys inspected, five pages.

Copy of letter from Commissioner, to the Chairman, Fire underwriters' Association, South British Insurance Company Limited, Napier, dated 18 June 1932, regarding receipt of letter.

Two Letters from the South British Insurance Company Limited, to the Town Clerk, Napier Borough Council, dated 16 June 1932 and 14 June 1932, regarding list of chimneys inspected.

Copy of letter from Commissioner, to the Chairman, Fire underwriters' Association, South British Insurance Company Limited, Napier, dated 14 June 1932, regarding receipt of letter.

Two Letters from the South British Insurance Company Limited, to the Town Clerk, Napier Borough Council, dated 9 June 1932 and 11 June 1932, regarding list of chimneys inspected.

Copy of letter from Commissioner, to the Chairman, Fire underwriters' Association, South British Insurance Company Limited, Napier, dated 8 June 1932, regarding receipt of letter.

Letter from the South British Insurance Company Limited, to the Town Clerk, Napier Borough Council, dated 6 June 1932, regarding list of chimneys inspected. Two pages.

Copy of letter from Commissioner, to the Chairman, Fire underwriters' Association, South British Insurance Company Limited, Napier, dated 2 June 1932, regarding receipt of letter.

Letter from the South British Insurance Company Limited, to the Town Clerk, Napier Borough Council, dated 1 June 1932, regarding list of chimneys inspected. Two pages.

Letter from Harvey, Fulton and Hill, to the Napier Borough Commissioners, Borough Council, Napier, dated 30 May 1932, regarding damage done to properties from 5 May 1932 quake.

Memorandum for the Napier Borough Commissioners, Council Chambers, Napier, from District Public Trustee, Napier, dated 31 May 1932, regarding list of expenditure for repairing dwellings under administration of Public Trustee.

Memorandum for the Napier Borough Commissioners, Council Chambers, Napier, from District Public Trustee, Napier, dated 7 June 1932, regarding list of expenditure for repairing dwellings under administration of Public Trustee.

Newspaper clipping, Daily Telegraph, 13 July 1932: 5 May 1932 Earthquake, Application for Relief, Government Assistance Not Forthcoming, Prime Minister's Reply: Right Honourable G W Forbes regretted that no funding would be available; Football match being organised for fundraising; National finances at this time a matter of serious concern, therefore resources need conserving.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to J S Barton, Chairman, Hawke's Bay Rehabilitation Committee, Council Chambers, Napier, dated 21 June 1932: letter from Mr J Williams forwarded.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to Mr J Williams, Charles Street, Westshore, dated 13 July 1932: letter forwarded to Rehabilitation Committee.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to J S Barton, Chairman, Hawke's Bay Rehabilitation Committee, Council Chambers, Napier, dated 21 June 1932: letter from Mr A W Murdoch forwarded.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to Mr A W Murdoch, 93 Macdonald Street, Sumner, Christchurch, dated 8 July 1932: letter forwarded to Rehabilitation Committee.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to J S Barton, Chairman, Hawke's Bay Rehabilitation Committee, Council Chambers, Napier, dated 21 June 1932: letter from Mrs W A Liley, another forwarded.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to Mr R Rells, Nelson Crescent, Napier, dated 25 June 1932: letter forwarded to Rehabilitation Committee.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to Mr W A Liley, Te Aute Road, Havelock North, dated 25 June 1932: letter forwarded to Rehabilitation Committee.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to J S Barton, Chairman, Hawke's Bay Rehabilitation Committee, Council Chambers, Napier, dated 22 June 1932: letter from Mr W J Fitzgerald forwarded.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to Mr W J Fitzgerald, 63 Bourke Street, Palmerston North, dated 22 June 1932: letter forwarded to J S Barton.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to J S Barton, Chairman, Hawke's Bay Rehabilitation Committee, Council Chambers, Napier, dated 21 June 1932: letter from Mrs I Clifford, applications from Mrs Sellars and Mrs McKinley.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to J S Barton, Chairman, Hawke's Bay Rehabilitation Committee, Council Chambers, Napier, dated 6 June 1932: letter from C E Hannah.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to Mr F Gostling, Simla Avenue, Havelock North, dated 1 June 1932: application declined.

Copy of letter, from Secretary, to J S Barton, Chairman, Hawke's Bay Rehabilitation Committee, Council Chambers, Napier, dated 23 May 1932: list of people enquiring in regards to damage to property.

Memo for file, Earthquake 5 May 1932: meeting on 16 June 1932 Mr Barnard stated he was seeking government assistance to repair damage.

Newspaper clipping, Daily Telegraph, 16 June 1932: Damage by Earthquake, Visitation of 5 May, Many Tardy Applicants: Mr W E Barnard stated that claims not lodged by 22 June 1932 could not be considered.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Several sheets of paper of varying sizes typed, with handwritten annotations, bound by a folding clip in the top left hand corner. Cardboard covers.
Measurements
Length x Width: 355 x 225mm
Subject period
Subject date
05 May 1932
Credit line
from the Public Trust Office
Other number(s)
m98/62, 77061

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