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Py* A well attended meeting of residents of Robinson's Bay was tie .Post Office on Wednesday to discuss I the proposal removal of the pose jOffiCG. * Mr S. Curry was voted to the chair. Hβ explained that Mr Youngroan had - jpenS a whole forenoon trying to get "fbmeone fo take the office in place of Mra Ohurcbill. Eventually Miss Ornie consented to take it. There was no ' prejudioe against anyone taking the post office; but Miss Orme made it a condition that the post office should be by Mr W. W. Williams residenoe, opposite the wharf. There were notwo ! Opinions that the post office was not in the right place at present. Nine tenths of the residents lived up the fetoalley, and it was more convenient for waiting for the motor cir to be able to leave their luggage at tbe post office and wait there The trouble about thematter was that no one would take the post office over at the present : salary Hβ believed Mr Geo. Duxbury would take it if the salary were raised £25 a" year Tbere wa3 no doubt ~ that tbe salary of £15 was too low for the work required. Hβ suggested a oommittea should wait up«n tbe Post General while at Akuroa with >', regard to increasing tbe salary. He «uon«idered ifc was highly probab'e that there would be more Betters in Robinson's Bay in thn near fuuire r Gizzard fche opk'H D ?a9'tfaa(; the eala-y would n-->t be :>ii.- ; -*i Other Bfl f it|pr* con-'dernd i r - wn u m< s piobable thai tbe salary would ht raised. Mr A. Hewitt said that as tbe partment received £8 a year for thf boxes, they really only found £7 h year. Hβ thought it would be most ■-proeonvenient to have the post officf removed, Children could prmt 8 letter on the way to school and ■ ,Uie mail home. -'HP , Mr W. W Williams said he felt very strongly about tbe matter and that was hie being accused of having tbe pO3t office moved near to bis bouse - He knew notbiog of it at all till after '< -it was fixed up. One settler bad told 'Hftfcbi 131 he bad done the whole thing, and ifffhad advised him to get out of the Bay ?.'* and let his place. ; The chairman said they all recog .ionised Mr Williams bad done a lot for t^ the Bay. In answer to Mr Duxbury, Mr said he considered tbe pre site of the post office wag tbe most suitable. HP Mr J, Duxbury said that it would " r bab great loss to (hem ell if the port '] '' office was moved. Mrs Cburobil). jM_ . senr., could not go along for her Mf '. mail, as she was in the habit of doing. IJSkftnd other settlers could not use tbe r HW telephone. Hβ said it would be as :, , eaey to go over to German Bay ai i<yi onoe if they wanted the doctor at •Jβ: ni S ht, He offered to pay £10 a yea ;-4 1 - towards the salary, Tbo chairman offered to pay £l r year He endorsed what other speakei b had said about Mr W. Williama' work for the bay. Hβ auggesied a depatatioD, consisting of Messrs l< and W\ W. Williams and Duxbar

wait on tbe Postmaster General. Mr A. Hewitt said that, if tbe Hea< Of the Buy Post Office was worth

£140 a. year, i>26 war not too much for theirs.

Mr T. Morgan moved tbat a depu tation, consisting of Me;srs W. \V and F. Williams, 8. Curry and J Duxbury, wait on the Postmaster General a , ; Akaroa.

Seconded by Mr T. Morgan, anl carried

Mr G. Duxbury signified bis willingness to take on the post office at £25 a year at tbe present po3t office. The meeting then terminated,

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ROBINSON'S BAY POST OFFICE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4375, 27 February 1914

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ROBINSON'S BAY POST OFFICE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4375, 27 February 1914

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