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NEW ZEALAND
TAURANGA COUNTY COUNCIL
APPLICATIONS FOR THE POST OF GANGER
NOVEMBER 1880

Bay of Plenty Times - 2 November 1880 p2

The ordinary monthly meeting of this body was held at 11 o'clock yesterday forenoon in the Board Room, Government Buildings. Councillor Samuel L CLARKE, JP, Chairman, presiding. The other members present were Councillors John A CHADWICK JP, H F WAY JP, B T CHAYTOR, Percival CRENE, Thomas WRIGLEY and R C JORDAN. Captain TURNER, County Engineer was also present.

The Council sat in Committee for the purpose of considering the applications that has been sent in for the post of working ganger. The following were the applicants:-

ARMSTRONG Benjamin G Te Puna
BOGGS John Otahuhu
CAMPION John Tauranga
DARBY John Tauranga
DOBBYN Stephen Tauranga
DONOVAN Daniel Tauranga
EARL Stephen Greerton, Tauranga
FIELDING John Tauranga
GRASSICK J G Tauranga
HAVORD William Auckland
JONES Thomas Tauranga
LAMBERT W R Tauranga
LANGFORD James Parnell
LEE John Mount Eden, Auckland
LEE John Tauranga
LIFFAME William Otahuhu
LLEWELLYN Edward Auckland
MALCOLM Richard Otahuhu
MARTIN Stephen Tauranga
McKEE William Auckland
McKINNEY John Tauranga
O'BRIEN P Tauranga
REEVES Samuel Gate Pa, Tauranga
SKILLON Thomas Auckland
STOREY James Auckland
VARE Zechariah Auckland
WATSON William Tauranga

Mr GRASSICK enclosed a very favourable testimonial from Mr Daniel FALLOON, who had known him for the last 17 years. The applicant hoped the late unpleasant affair he had about a day's work, would not prejudice the Council against him, as he was now in a position to prove he was at work that day, and all he wanted was a fair field and no favour.

The following omitted to send written references: -
John CAMPION, John McKINNEY, Thomas JONES, Stephen EARL, William WATSON, Samuel REEVES, W R LAMBERT, John DARBY, Stephen MARTIN, John FIELDING, John LEE and Daniel DONOVAN.

Mr Benjamin G ARMSTRONG, Te Puna was appointed. It was agreed that the three surfaceman be employed under the ganger at 6s a day wages each, the Engineer to have power to increase the number if required.


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