The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]
Commission Agents, etc — Duncan, William,
Commission Agents, etc.
Duncan, William, General Commission Agent, Tancred Street, Hokitika. Mr. Duncan has conducted this business since the year 1879. He is agent for the Victorian and National Fire Offices, the National Mutual Life Association, the Anchor Shipping Company, and Messrs Sargood, Son, and Ewen, Christchurch. Mr. Duncan also does a considerable business as a licensed land broker and custom house agent. The premises occupied by him consist of offices and a store built in the early days of Hokitika. Mr. Duncan is further referred to as manager of the Hokitika Savings Bank.