Story: National income and GDP

Dr Charles Knight, 1860s

Dr Charles Knight, 1860s

Charles Knight made the first estimate of New Zealand’s national income in 1866. Born in Sussex, Knight had accompanied George Grey to New Zealand in 1845, where he became auditor general. He had a great love of exact measurement which led him to establish the country’s first meteorological stations and to make a considerable contribution to botany.

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Jeff Cope, 'National income and GDP - National accounts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by Jeff Cope, published 11 Mar 2010