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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]

The Hokitika Savings Bank

The Hokitika Savings Bank was established in the year 1866, by the late Mr. A. Bonar, father of the Hon. J. A. Bonar, sometime Superintendent of Westland. Mr. Bonar, senior, acted as manager of the bank until his death in the year 1872. The premises, which were erected in 1880, are situated in Hamilton Street, and consist of a wood and iron building, containing a banking chamber, suitably fitted up. The bank is open twice weekly—on Thursday afternoons and Saturday evenings. It has been a highly successful institution. Officers for the year 1905: The Hon J. Holmes, vice-president; Mr. W. Duncan, manager; and six local trustees.