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Account Book Kept by Bob Roper, Licensee of Crown Hotel Burnett's Face

 Item — Container: 2010-060
Identifier: 2010-060

Scope and Contents

A typed note inside reads, "Fortnightly account book kept by Bob Roper, licensee of Crown Hotel, Burnett's Face. Salvaged by Les Cleveland on a visit to the Face in December 1957. See also the daily running bok which Roper used to keep in the bar (in the posession of Les Cleveland). Miners were paid fortnightly, Roper would advance them for drinks etc and settle pay day or whenever he could get it. This system of accounting is common in West Coast pubs." The book is moulding and in a state of disrepair. The date range of the entries is c. 1940 - 1949.


  • Collection covers ca 1960-2010

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Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the J C Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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