Kōrero: Customs and tariffs

Bonded tobacco factory, around 1915

Bonded tobacco factory, around 1915

Tobacco was a major source of customs revenue. Because duties raised the price considerably there was an incentive for smuggling. Here members of the New Zealand Tobacco Company stand outside their factory. The windows of the building were barred, and movements in and out of the factory would have been closely monitored by the Department of Customs.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
Reference: 1/1-017327; G

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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/22569/bonded-tobacco-factory-around-1915 (accessed 12 July 2020)

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