Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thames (NZ): Early business licenses

Archives Auckland continues to hold a wealth of information about early Thames. The first businesses were required to get licenses from the Warden's Court. Several of these butt books remain at Auckland Archives.
A simple search at Archway will bring several results, for instance:

Thames Wardens Business License Butt Book (14414)

1867? - unknown range held: 1867 - 1871
Order details:
title years
Business Licenses Butt Book License No. 55-200 1867 - 1868

agency series accession box / item sep record no. part alternative no.
BACL 14414 1 / a

An example of one of the butts is below:

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