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Prudential Assurance head office

Prudential Assurance head office

Prudential Assurance was founded in the UK in the 19th century and set up branches in many countries, including New Zealand. Its magnificent art deco head office, shown here in about 1934, still stands in Lambton Quay, Wellington. In the 2000s the company was part of Sovereign, New Zealand’s largest life insurer.

About this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Gordon H. Burt Collection (PA-Group-00743)
Reference: 1/1-015619; F
Photograph by Gordon Burt

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.

How to cite this page:

Alan Henderson. 'Insurance - Early life insurance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 10-Jul-13