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Public servants at work

Public servants at work

The New Zealand system of a politically neutral civil service, and the tradition of reliable record-keeping, were largely brought from England. In this photograph, probably taken in the 1920s, clerks enter records of correspondence into index ledgers.

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Terry Hearn, 'English - Contribution to government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1992/public-servants-at-work (accessed 14 December 2019)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015