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ROBINSON'S BAY.

OLD MAIL DAYS.

Speaking at the residents meeting on Wednesday, Mr J. Duxbury ro eaiied the days when Mr Pavitt; used to keep the post office by having a box in the fence along the flat into which be dropped the mailttega e g rj ceived twice a week. Iv Lbose days the notorious Koko carried the mail to Pigeon Bay twice a week there to con neet with boats to Lyttelton. Mr Duxbury said the post office work then carried £5 with it, and as there wore no telegrams or telephone in tbose days the billet was much better paid than at the present day when the per son in charge had to meet a mail car twice in one day, and attend to tele grams and telephone. Some of the other residents considered Mr Pavitt and his successor, Mr Johnson, bad acted as postmaster free of charge, bu , Mr Duxbury maintained they had been paid £5 and later £8. ROBINSON'S BAY WHARF. The wharf at Robinson's Bay is '

5-iii tinhuiii. but there soems i>o tUubt it will be up at some d<it>e. Tb-? >< sidents are aofc at all "in favour of borrowing the required money from tbe Government Life Insurance Dtpan ment at 5 per cent per annum and 1 per cent, sinking fund as the terms ■we eanjidared too high,

BUTTER FACTORY.

When the Akiroa butter factory is established oream will be sent from nil localities, and several residents of Robinson's Bay have signified their willingness to supply the factory.

OOCKSFOOT.

Most of the seed is harvested now Some of the crops are clean, and are ranked as 12'b seed. There is a big shortage in the number of DBg3 in the bay.

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

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

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