Story: Banking and finance

The first bank in New Zealand (1st of 3)

The first bank in New Zealand

In May 1840 news reached Wellington of the decision of the London-headquartered Union Bank of Australia to open a first branch in New Zealand.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator, 9 May 1840, p. 1

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David Tripe, 'Banking and finance - Banking and finance to 1984', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24622/the-first-bank-in-new-zealand (accessed 24 May 2017)

Story by David Tripe, published 11 Mar 2010