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  ONEHUNGA & OTAHUHU ROADS  
LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO THE
ONEHUNGA & OTAHUHU ROAD FUND

To His Honor the Superintendent of Auckland.                  
Onehunga
September 1st 1854

Sir,
At the request of the Committee of Subscribers to the Onehunga and Otahuhu Road 
Fund,  I beg to  report to your Honor, that the work on this road has been progressing 
steadily for  several weeks and  that a sum exceeding 90 has already been expended, 
of which 84:10:6  has been for wages of labourers and the remainder for tools and 
other requisites.

For this expenditure the following work has been done,- A horse track was first cleared 
through the scoria from Onehunga to the Great South Roads at a cost for labour of 6:10:0. 
The Cart load was commenced at the Onehunga end and has been formed for a distance 
of more than half a mile in the course of which four stone causeways have been constructed. 
A causeway has also  been commenced across the stream at Otahuhu end of the road and is 
now about half completed. This is a costly but necessary part of the work.

It is estimated that the whole cost of the Road will be 300 to 400 as about 800 yards of 
the line crosses a very rugged lava stream. Of the required sum the Committee have full 
confidence in being able to raise one half by private contributions, and they trust that 
your  Honour will be pleased to authorise the payment of the other half out of the Provincial 
Treasury.

As many delays necessarily take place in the collection of small sums from a considerable 
number of subscribers, and in order that the work on the road may not be hindered for want 
of means, I am directed by the Committee to request Your Honour to cause to be paid to me, 
such portion of the sum already expended as you may consider expedient.

I have the honour to be
Sir,
Your very Obedient Servant,
(signed) A.G. PURCHASE
`Treasurer of Onehunga &
Otahuhu Road Committee.

List of Subscribers towards opening a Road between
Onehunga and Otahuhu.
(Church St.)

Mr W. S. GRAHAME 5: 0: 0
Major
GREENWOOD 2: 0: 0
D.
WARRINGTON 1: 0: 0
Mr. DUNOVAN 5: 0: 0
Mr. HARDINGTON 3: 3: 0
Serjt. KELLY 1: 0: 0
Mr. T. C. WILLIAMS 1: 0: 0
Mefsrs. BAIN & BURTT 1: 0: 0
Mr. DILWORTH 5: 0: 0
Mr. J. McGHEE 1: 0: 0
Mr. W. WILLIAMS 1: 0: 0
Mr. BETTS 1: 0: 0
Mr. J. HOWHIC 10: 0
Mr. MCGARVIE 10: 0
A friend per Rev. McCLANCY? 10: 0
Mr. ISYACK? 1: 0: 0
Mr. KERR 10: 0
Major NIXON 1: 0: 0
Mefsrs. BROWN & CAMPBELL 10:0:0
Mefsrs. RICH 3:0:0
Mr. J. FAIRBURN 3: 0: 0
Mr. J. HALL 3: 0: 0
Mr. T. BAIRD 1: 0: 0
Mr. W. GOODFELLOW 2: 0: 0
Mr. W. POSSEUES RU 1: 0: 0
Mr. Jas. CREW 10: 0
Mr. W. ABRAHAM 10: 0
Mr. Jas. GAMLIN 1: 0:0
Mr. I. E. HICKSON 1: 0:0
Revd. A. G. PURCHASE 3: 0: 0
Dr.
MAHON 3: 0: 0
Mr. EWEN 1: 0: 0
Mr. FOLEY 2: 0: 0
Mr. B. McILROY 10:0
Mr. G. O. ORMSBY 1: 0: 0

Brought forward 67:10: 0

Mr. Arthur BUSBY? 1: 0: 0
Mr. SYMONDS 1: 0 0
Mr. D. LYNCH 1: 0: 0
Revd. Mc CLERY 1: 0: 0
Mr. J. BRADBURN 10:0
Mr. HADDOW 2:6
Mr. HOLLARD? 1: 0: 0
Mr. J. O BRIEN 5:0
Mr. Mc CUTEHION? 10: 0
Mr. J. VICKERY 1: 0: 0
Mr. D. SHEENAN 1: 0: 0
Mr. J. WOODHOUSE 1: 0: 0
Mr. J. Mc DOUGAL 1: 0: 0
Mr. J. ROUT 1: 0: 0
Mr. Jas. MACKY 1 : 0 : 0
Mr. TAYLOR (C.W.) 1: 0: 0
Mr. KNIGHTLY 10:0
Major KENNY 1: 0: 0
Capt. HAULTAIN 1: 0: 0
Mr. MACLAIN 1: 0: 0
Mr. J. MAUDER 2: 6
Mr. Jas. FARMER 3: 0: 0
Mr. John SORDON? 1: 0: 0
Mr. R. FAIRBURN 1: 0: 0
Mr. John HAMLIN 1: 0: 0
Mr. E. LAMBERT 10: 0
Mr. A.
SOMERVILLE 1: 0: 0
A friend per Revd. PURCHASE 1: 0:0
Mr. W. BUCKLAND 1: 0:0
Mr. Thos. PATON 1: 0:0
Mr. John WALLACE 1: 0: 0
Mr. Jas. Mc GEE 3: 0: 0
Mr. W. HUNTER 1: 0: 0
Mr. BYCROFT 1: 0: 0

Brought forward 101: 0: 0

Mr. TAPSELL 1: 0: 0
Mr. J. WILLIAMSON 2: 0: 0
Mr. Arch. CLARK 1: 0: 0
Mr. HANSARD 1: 0: 0
Mr. COOLAHAM 2: 0: 0
Mr. HOOPER 10: 0
Mr. Jas. WELSH 2:6
Mr. HUDSON 2:6
Revd. J. F. LLOYD 1:0: 0
Revd. J. BUDDLE 1: 0: 0
Mr. FINDLAY 1: 0: 0
His Excellency Col. WYNYARD 2: 0: 0
Mr. Jas. SIMMS 1: 0: 0
Mr. NEWMAN 1: 0: 0
Mr. John BATES 10:0
Mr. J. T. BOYLAN 1: 1:0
Mr. D. GRAHAM 1: 0: 0
Mr. W. MILLER 5: 0
Mr. A. MILGREW 2: 6
Mr. MOONEY 10: 0
Mr. JONES 2: 6
Mr. Jas. BROWN 5: 0
Mrs. CAMPBELL 5: 0
Mr. LAVERY 5: 0
Mr. Hugh BLACK 1: 0: 0
Mr. John DOBSON 5: 0
Mr HAY 10: 0
Revd. D. BRUCE 2:0:0

Memo from Mr. SANDERSON
This Road runs from
Onehunga Church to the Great South Road, passing on the 
Manakau  side of
Mt. Smart. The principal portion of the completed part, required 
little else than raking the small stones to the sides; the stone Causeways are very 
well built, and the work so far  performed in a very satisfactory manner, and at a 
reasonable cost. I would suggest however, that it is very desirable that a detached 
plan of the works about to be undertaken should in  all cases be sent in for approval 
before subscription works requiring the Provincial Government's assistance are 
undertaken by the Settlers.

(Signed) Chas. SANDERSON
Provincial Engineer
4/9/1854

Charles SANDERSON was our Great Grandfather.

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