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Inspector of nuisances

Inspector of nuisances

James Nimon was Dunedin’s inspector of nuisances from 1861. Chief among nuisances was keeping premises in an insanitary condition or casting filth out onto the streets. Nimon was also a policeman and could prosecute people. He was responsible for ensuring that street lamps were lit at the appropriate time and kept in good repair, and that dung, human excrement, dirt, ashes and filth were removed from streets. He was a busy man.

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Christine Dann, 'Sewage, water and waste - Stinking cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Christine Dann, published 11 Mar 2010