Kōrero: Customs and tariffs

Customs house, Nelson, 1908 (2 o 2)

Customs house, Nelson, 1908

By the start of the 20th century collecting customs duties was an important function of government. Grand customs buildings had appeared in all the major ports, including provincial centres like Nelson. Customs’ importance was largely because duties supplied such a large part of government revenue.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Nelson Jones Collection (PAColl-3051)
Reference: 1/2-040395; G
Photograph by Frederick Nelson Jones

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Tony Simpson, 'Customs and tariffs - Tariffs for revenue, 1840–1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22566/customs-house-nelson-1908 (accessed 25 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Tony Simpson, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010