Topic: Carnegie Library Westport

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Newspaper clips about the Carnegie Library in Westport in the Taranaki Herald, Wanganui Herald and West Coast Times of the years 1903 and 1904

West Coast Times - 30th of October 1903 -

"Grant by Carnegie for New Westport Library - £2000 offered

The Westport Borough Council has received a reply to their application to Mr Carnegie for a sum of money to rebuild the Public Library, which was destroyed by fire last New Year's Day. Mr Carnegie agrees to give £2000, provided the Borough raise at least £100 per year by a penny rate and provide a free site for the building."

West Coast Times - 11th of May 1904 -

"Free Public Library

Westport May 10th - The Westport Borough Council decided tonight to take steps for the erection of a free public library in brick with the money promised by Mr Carnegie, a letter having been received that progress payments on the £2000 promised would be forwarded."


Taranaki Herald - Westport 29th of November -

"The erection of the Carnegie free public library in Westport is completed. It is a handsome brick building."


Wanganui Herald - 24th  of December 1904

"Westport's Carnegie Library

The Carnegie Free Public Library was formally opened yesterday with speaches by the Mayor and other representive men."








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