The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Bate, Arthur Thomas
Bate, Arthur Thomas, Sharebroker, Land, Estate, Financial, Insurance, and General Commission Agent, 24 Lambton Quay. Telephone 489; P.O. Box 103. Bankers, Union Bank of Australia. Mr. Bate arrived in the Colony per ship “Langstone,” from London, in 1874. He entered the Civil Service soon after arrival, and served for 18 years, during the last six years of which he filled the position of private secretary to a member of the Ministry. Early in 1893 Mr. Bate severed this connection with the Civil Service in order to enter into business on his own account. Mr. Bate is Wellington provincial district agent for the Palatine Fire Insurance Company, whose chief offices are in Manchester and London. He is manager of the Gas Consumers' Protective Association, and agent for New Zealand for the Civil Service Co-operative Society, Haymarket, London. Mr. Bate is also secretary of the Wellington Athletic Park Company, Limited. He administers trust estates, represents absentees, and makes a specialty of investing moneys for clients on mortgage, etc.