“At 3 am the Collingwood Institute and Library ... burned down, nothing being saved. The Institute was an old building but the Library is a new one, and...Read more about "Collingwood Library"...
Tākaka's First Library
On 7th June 1869 the Nelson Evening Mail carried a notice that the ship Icon from London was carrying one case bound for the Tākaka Public Library(1). Where this library was...Read more about "Tākaka's First Library"...
East Tākaka Library
East Takaka Library 1. Library Return for Upper and East Tākaka in 1876. Land was surveyed for the East Tākaka library in the early 1870s by Charles...Read more about "East Tākaka Library"...
Tākaka's Second and Third Libraries
TakakaServiceCentre The Council building on Commercial Street, Tākaka. The library was housed in a dark and small office on the right hand side of the door. On 3 June...Read more about "Tākaka's Second and Third Libraries"...
Ben Crisp and the Band of Hope
Ben Crisp was a reformed drunkard who took an abstinence pledge in 1843, inspired by the sermons of teetotaller and Temperance Society leader Alfred Saunders. He was born in London, England, probably on...Read more about "Ben Crisp and the Band of Hope"...
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