Kōrero: Government and industrial development

Applying for an import licence, 1949

The government carefully husbanded New Zealand’s overseas earnings (which were spent when imports were bought). Getting an import licence, even for the most ordinary articles, required an explanation. In this letter from 1949 a building supply firm’s manager spells out why the company needs another licence to import plasterboard three months after the previous one was issued.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: C1 164 39/8/2 Part 2

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Government and industrial development - Protection and development, 1930s–1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/25856/applying-for-an-import-licence-1949 (accessed 6 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010