The colonial Treasury had to manage the government’s accounts and, in some instances, to collect revenue. This liquor licence, for £30 (about $3,000 in 2011 terms), was issued in October 1840.
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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: NZMS 346
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