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Chook's Tracks

Eight Hour Day

Ordinary Miners 8/6 per day = 85 cents

Machine Men 9/- per day = 90 cents

Shaft Hands 9/- per day = 90 cents

Engine Drivers 10/- per day = $1.00

Battery Hands 8/- per day = 80 cents

Census for Owharoa 1877

No. of Miners 36

No. of Women 3

No. of Children 6

No. of Storekeepers 3

No. of cattle 120 Head

No. of horses 6

A Battery driven by waterpower 10 pence per hour

Agriculture Sections 15

Residents 6

Area Cultivated 250 acres

Amalgamated Miners Association Sick Pay 1890

Entrance Fee 2/6 = 25 cents.

Contributions weekly, paid fortnightly 6 pence = 5 cents.

A Levy of 9 pence per quarter to Funeral Fund plus 1 penny per month to General Fund.

Also Levy of 6 pence ( 5 cents ) per member.

Weekly Sick Pay for the first 12 months = £1.

After that 10/- per week.

Funeral Donation £50.

(From: Mary and Francis Murray and Annie - Elsie M. Graydon, 1987)