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Treasury staff with computers, 1968

Treasury staff with computers, 1968

In the 1960s the Treasury was keen to use computers to gain greater knowledge of and control over public expenditure. In this March 1968 picture, senior computer operator J. A. Drane (left) discusses results with investigating officers R. G. Laking (centre) and L. C. Neilson. While computers did simplify the task of tracking expenditure, controlling expenditure remained an elusive goal.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6401/A85,588
Photograph by R. Anderson

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Treasury - Treasury and the state sector since 1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 20 Jun 2012