Assorted documents, Repairs to Dwellings

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1931

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A file containing memoranda, telegrams, reports and newspaper clippings relating to applications to the Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund for repairs to dwellings. This file is marked as closed and has the number 50527 repeatedly stamped on the cover. The file also bears the number: 10242 and has the title: Head Office Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund. Former Papers. From July 1931 to July 1932. Repairs to Dwellings. Relief Fund. Former papers.

The documents include:

Correspondence between Public Trust Office Head Office and Napier, dated 21 July 1932, regarding: newspaper clipping.

Newspaper clipping, The Daily Telegraph, Saturday, Tuesday 19 July 1932: Much Needed Aid.

Correspondence between the Public Trust Office Head Office and Napier, dated 18 March 1932 and 6 May 1932, regarding: funds.

Extract from Head Office memo of 21 March 1932 to the Public Trust Office Hastings: amounts advanced for repairs; drains; services of local committees.

Correspondence between the Public Trust Office Head Office and Wairoa, dated 21 March 1932, regarding: minutes of meeting.

Extract from the minutes of the Central Committee meeting held on 9 March 1932, regarding: readjustment of claims; treating amounts advanced for repairs as free grants; repairs to drains.

Extract from Mr Dobson's report of 26 February 1932 to Mr Coad: Deferred Applications.

List, Houses Repaired, undated. Number of loans, reimbursements, Public Works Department and actual number of houses repaired in the Napier, County, Hastings, Waipukurau and Wairoa districts.

Correspondence between W Harvey, Public Trust Offices in Napier, Waipukurau, Wairoa, and Hastings, dated between 24 February 1932 and 1 March 1932, regarding: payment of claims.

Account balance, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund as at 24 February 1932.

Memo for file from The Assistant Public Trustee, Mr Baird, to The Public Trustee dated 24 February 1932, regarding: sufficient funds.

Memo for file from Controller, Estates Division, to The Public Trustee through The Assistant Public Trustee, Mr Baird, dated 20 February 1932, regarding: Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund; Government Actuary; credit balance; late claims; deferred payments to: Railway Department; Public Works Department; Defence Department; Salvation Army; YMCA; Public Services Association; P and T Department.

Copy of a letter from J W MacDonald, Public Trustee, Executive Officer, Central Committee, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund, to W Harvey, Chairman, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Committee, Napier, dated 5 February 1932, regarding: funding persons injured and for dependants a priority before late applications for repairs; cases should still be admitted; desire all outstanding matters to be resolved as soon as possible

Newspaper clipping, Evening Post, 8 January 1932: Repair Work in Napier.

Correspondence between W Harvey, J W MacDonald, Public Trust Offices Napier, Waipukurau, Wairoa, and Hastings, dated between 4 December 1931 and 5 December 1931, regarding: additional applications; List, Cases in the Hawke's Bay County where the P W D executed Repairs to Dwellings in Excess of £100 with names, cost of repairs and amount of excess over £100; late applications.

Newspaper clippings, Hawke's Bay Tribune, Saturday, 10 - 12 December 1931: Quake Relief. Repairs to Dwellings. In Hawke's Bay County Area. Committee Finalises Work; Voluntary work.

Newspaper clippings, Hawke's Bay Tribune, Saturday, 12 December 1931: Quake Relief. Repairs to Dwellings. In Hawke's Bay County Area. Committee Finalises Work.

Letter from John Hardy, Bay View, to G W Forbes, Prime Minister, dated 8 December 1931, regarding: refund for private repairs.

Newspaper clipping, Hawke's Bay Tribune, Hastings 8 December 1931: Quake Payments. Reimbursement of Expenses. For Dwelling Repairs. £32,000 Now Being Paid Out.

Correspondence between the Public Trust Office Head Office and Waipukurau dated 8 December 1931, regarding: four additional applications.

Newspaper clipping, The Hawke's Bay Herald, Tuesday 8 December 1931: Reimbursement Payments. Started in Napier. Total of £32,284 Involved.

Newspaper clipping, The Daily Telegraph, Saturday 14 November 1931: Repairs to Dwellings. Reimbursement Activities. Payment Expected in a Few Days. Relief Committee's Announcement.

Newspaper clipping, The Hawke's Bay Herald, 8 December 1931: Rehabilitation.

Correspondence between W Harvey, J W MacDonald, Public Trust Offices in Napier, Waipukurau, Wairoa, and Hastings, dated between 4 December 1931 and 5 December 1931, regarding: payment of claims.

Two copies of a letter from J W MacDonald, Public Trustee, Executive Officer, Central Committee, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund, to W Harvey, Chairman, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Committee, Napier, dated 4 December 1931, regarding: telegram of 1 December 1931: large amount of investigative work conducted with unremitting attention in respect to funding persons injured and for dependants; comments in telegram not justified, all notification given of circumstances; disappointed by views of Napier Committee.

Correspondence between W Harvey, J W MacDonald, Public Trust Offices in Napier, Waipukurau, Wairoa, and Hastings, dated between 1 December 1931 and 27 November 1931, regarding: authorisation for reimbursement claims to £25, schedules for claims over £25 to be forwarded to Central Committee.

Telegram from W Harvey to Public Trustee, Wellington, dated 1 December 1931. This message states that the Napier Committee and applicants have exhausted their patience and expresses their malcontent in regards to delays.

List, Repairs to Dwellings. Commitments in Regard to Reinstatement of Dwellings. Total Commitments. Dated between 30 June 1931 and 26 August 1931: amounts for Wairoa, Napier, Hawke's Bay County, Hastings, and Central Hawke's Bay.

Correspondence between Public Trustee and The Assistant Public Trustee, Mr Baird, dated 30 November 1931, regarding: outstanding matters should be addressed by Central Committee.

Memorandum from Public Trustee to Right Honourable Prime Minister, Wellington, dated 28 November 1931: Matters in respect of which direction is required; position of fund and claims against it; claims for reimbursement; permanent relief for earthquake sufferers; other possible liabilities of the fund; liability for claims received after 15 August 1931; recommendations.

Announcement, six copies, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund: announcements from Prime Minister that the previous assistance given to owners for repairs to houses carried out by the Relief Committees is to be by way of free grant and not by way of loan as was considered desirable when the assistance was granted; permanent provision for persons injured as a result of the earthquake provided.

Correspondence between W Harvey, J W MacDonald, Public Trust Offices in Napier, Waipukurau, and Hastings, dated between 24 November 1931 and 27 November 1931, regarding: widespread dissatisfaction of business and professional people of Napier.

Memorandum from Public Trustee to Right Honourable Prime Minister, Wellington, dated 28 November 1931: Matters in respect of which direction is required; position of fund and claims against it; claims for reimbursement; permanent relief for earthquake sufferers; other possible liabilities of the fund; liability for claims received after 15 August 1931; recommendations.

Correspondence between W Harvey, J W MacDonald, Public Trust Offices in Napier, Waipukurau, and Hastings, dated between 24 November 1931 and 27 November 1931, regarding: authorisation for reimbursement claims to £25, schedules for claims over £25 to be forwarded to Central Committee; sufficient funds for: dependants and persons injured; refunding owners who had repairs conducted privately; financing repairs applied before 15 August 1931; to pay all claims.

Notes Relating to Interview with Public Trustee, dated 21 November 1931, regarding: Mr W Harvey and Mr Constable.

Extract from memo from Mr A R Coad, Napier, to the Public Trustee, Napier, dated 13 November 1931: readjustment of claims; applications received after 15 August 1931.

Lists, Applications for financial assistance received after 15 August 1931: includes list of names, amounts and remarks.

Extract from minutes of meetings at Public Trust Office held on 16 November 1931 and 23 November 1931, regarding: readjustment of claims; applications received after 15 August 1931.

List, Deferred Applications; repairs effected but accounts not yet paid: includes list of names, amounts and remarks; reimbursements: includes list of names, amounts and remarks.

Correspondence between Chief Inspector, Public Trust Offices in Napier, Waipukurau, and Hastings, dated between 24 November 1931 and 18 November 1931, regarding: applications received after closing date; readjustment of claims, list of deferred claims; repairs effected by Waipawa Borough Council. List, unpaid accounts; reimbursements.

Extract from the meeting minutes of the Wairoa Committee of Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund held on 13 November 1931, regarding: readjustment of claims; applications received after 15 August 1931.

Newspaper clipping, The Daily Telegraph, Saturday 14 November 1931: Earthquake Relief.

Newspaper clipping, The Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 17 November 1931: Restoration. Responsibility of Member. Mr Barnard's Appeal to Taradale.

Correspondence between Chief Inspector, Public Trust Offices Napier, Waipukurau, and Hastings, dated between 14 November 1931 and 18 November 1931, regarding: Repairs to Dwellings; Reimbursement to owners.

Extract from meeting minutes of the Central Committee, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund, dated 6 November 1931, regarding: readjustment of claims.

Memorandum from Controller, Estates Division, to the Assistant Public Trustee, Mr Baird, dated 12 November 1931: refunds to owners who had work done privately; funds for dependants and persons injured.

Copy of Telegram from Trust Board Wellington to Coad, Napier, dated 6 November 1931, message: funds remain for dependants and persons injured.

Telegram from W Harvey, Chairman, to Trust Board Wellington, dated 12 November 1931, message: all green applications finalised.

Correspondence between Chief Inspector, Public Trust Offices Napier, Waipukurau, and Hastings, dated between 27 October 1931 and 30 October 1931, regarding: Repairs to Dwellings; Reimbursement to owners; including sums and figures for Napier, Hawke's Bay County, Hastings, Waipukurau, and Wairoa.

Newspaper clipping, Taranaki Herald, Friday 6 November 1931: Quake Payments. Restoration of Dwellings. And Grants For Pensions. Progress of the Work.

Correspondence between the Public Trust Office in Napier and Wellington, dated 5 November 1931, regarding: receipt of late applications.

Copy of Telegram from Trust Board Wellington to Coad, Napier, dated 6 November 1931, message: no action.

Telegram from Coad, to Trust Board Wellington, dated 4 November 1931, message: request that applications lodged after 15 August not be admitted.

Correspondence between Chief Inspector, Public Trust Offices Napier, Waipukurau, and Hastings, dated between 27 October 1931 and 2 November 1931, regarding: receipt of late applications limited time.

Newspaper clipping, Evening Post, 29 October 1931: Quake Relief Fund. £158,500 Remaining. Committee to Meet Shortly.

Correspondence between Chief Inspector, Public Trust Offices Napier, Waipukurau, and Hastings, dated between 27 October 1931 and 30 October 1931, regarding: essential repairs to dwellings; date of applications extended.

Newspaper clipping, Christchurch Times, Monday, October 1931: Relief Moneys. Prime Ministers Fund. Distribution in Hawke's Bay.

Correspondence between Chief Inspector, Public Trust Offices Napier, Waipukurau, and Hastings, dated between 13 October 1931 and 21 October 1931, regarding: applications for reimbursement; position of fund; late applications.

Hastings Earthquake Relief Committee Re-Construction Sub-Committee and Re-Construction Branch Return of Commitments, dated 5 October 1931.

Correspondence between Chief Inspector, Public Trust Offices Napier, Waipukurau, and Hastings, dated between 30 September 1931 and 24 September 1931, regarding: earthquake damage from 12 September, repairs to dwellings.

Hastings Earthquake Relief Committee Re-Construction Sub-Committee and Re-Construction Branch Return of Commitments, dated between 8 September 1931 and 28 September 1931.

Memorandum from J W MacDonald, Public Trustee, Executive Officer, Central Committee, Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Fund, dated 2 October 1931, regarding: newspaper cuttings, attached is a suggested draft for responding to misconceptions of public concerning relief funds available.

Newspaper clippings, The Dominion, 2 October 1931: Earthquake Relief Loans for House Repairs.

Correspondence between Public Trust Offices Head Office and Mr Coad, Napier, dated 28 September 1931, regarding: advertisement in newspaper regarding closing down on receipt of applications for financial assistance.

Newspaper clipping, The Daily Telegraph, Friday 25 September 1931.

Newspaper clipping, The Hawke's Bay Herald, 26 September 1931: Letters to the Editor. Repairs to Dwellings.

Copy of a letter from the Secretary, Napier, to Messrs Calile, McLean, Scannell and Wood, Barristers and Solicitors, Napier, dated 28 September 1931, regarding: repairs to dwellings, refunding repairs conducted privately by owners; relief funds strictly limited.

Correspondence between Chief Inspector, Public Trust Offices Napier, Waipukurau, and Hastings, dated between 22 September 1931 and 24 September 1931, regarding: Newspaper clippings; further earthquake of 12th; repairs conducted privately by owners then reimbursed by earthquake relief in Waipukurau - actions not per instructions.

Newspaper clipping, The Hawke's Bay Herald, Monday 14 September 1931: Letters to the Editor. Earthquake Relief.

Newspaper clipping, The Hawke's Bay Herald, Tuesday 8 September 1931: Earthquake Relief Repairing of Houses Use of Public Fund Grants Made and Approved. Statement by Chairman. The Amounts Involved.

Correspondence between Chief Inspector, Public Trust Offices Napier, Waipukurau, and Hastings, dated between 7 September 1931 and 21 September 1931, regarding: Repairs to Dwellings.

Hastings Earthquake Relief Committee Re-Construction Sub-Committee Return of Commitments, dated 31 August 1931.

Hastings Earthquake Relief Committee Re-Construction Branch Return of Commitments, dated 2 September 1931.

Correspondence between Public Trust Offices Head Office, Waipukurau, and Hastings, dated 1 September 1931, regarding: Repairs to Dwellings. Includes sums and figures for Napier, Hawke's Bay County, Hastings, Waipukurau, and Wairoa.

Copy of a letter from Chief Inspector, Public Trust Office Napier, to Mr E Grant, Building and Sanitary Inspector, Reconstruction Office, dated 25 August 1931, regarding: high volume of applications for financial assistance concerning: 628 thus far; white forms given priority before green forms.

Hastings Earthquake Relief Committee Re-Construction Sub-Committee Return of Commitments, dated 24 August 1931.

Hastings Earthquake Relief Committee Re-Construction Branch Return of Commitments, dated 25 August 1931.

Hastings Earthquake Relief Committee Re-Construction Sub-Committee Return of Commitments, dated 17 August 1931.

Hastings Earthquake Relief Committee Re-Construction Branch Return of Commitments, dated 18 August 1931.

Correspondence between the Public Trust Office Wellington and Mr Coad, Napier, dated 14 August 1931, regarding: meeting of Hastings Committee; applications for repairs; reimbursement of owners; inspection costs.

Notes of Interview, dated 15 August 1931, Chief Inspector, regarding: Mr Dinnie and Mr Rapsom.

Hastings Earthquake Relief Committee Re-Construction Sub-Committee Return of Commitments, dated 10 August 1931.

Hastings Earthquake Relief Committee Re-Construction Branch Return of Commitments, dated 11 August 1931.

Extract from memo from the District Public Trustee, Hastings, to Head Office, dated 5 August 1931: weekly Return of Commitments.

Hastings Earthquake Relief Committee Re-Construction Sub-Committee Return of Commitments, undated.

Correspondence between the Public Trust Office Wellington and Mr Coad, Napier, dated 3 August 1931, regarding: weekly return of commitments. Includes sums and figures related to costs of private contractors and Public Works Department of Napier Committee and Hawke's Bay County Committee.

Extract from memo from the District Public Trustee, Hastings, to Head Office, dated 27 July 1931: applications to Rehabilitation Committee being referred, therefore require sub committee for great deal of investigative work.

Hastings Earthquake Relief Committee Re-Construction Sub-Committee Return of Commitments, dated 27 July 1931.

Correspondence between the Public Trust Office Wellington and Mr Coad, Napier, dated 27 July 1931, regarding: weekly return of commitments, includes sums and figures related to costs of private contractors and Public Works Department of Napier Committee and Hawke's Bay County Committee.

Correspondence between Public Trust Office Head Office and Hastings, dated 27 July 1931, regarding: weekly return of commitments.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Various coloured papers printed and lined, typed, handwritten, and stamped, bound by cotton tape.
Measurements
Length x Width: 340 x 215mm
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
1932
Display location
Credit line
from the Public Trust Office
Other number(s)
m98/62, 78362

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