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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]

Powles, Charles Plummer

Powles, Charles Plummer, Accountant and Licensed Land Broker, Phœnix Chambers, Lambton Quay, Wellington. Telephone 818; P.O. Box 19. Bankers, Colonial Bank of New Zealand and Union Bank of Australia. Private residence, Wesley Road. Mr. Powles was born near London, in which city he was brought up to mercantile life. He came to New Zealand in 1863, by the “Southern Cross” (missionary yacht), and for the first two years he was employed up the country. In 1865 he came to Wellington, and entered the Provincial Government service, where he remained till 1877, when the Provincial Government was abolished. When that occurred, Mr. Powles was occupying the position of assistant provincial treasurer. Mr. Powles established the present business in 1877. He is a member of the Institute of Accountants of New Zealand, and undertakes the auditing of accounts for public companies. Mr, Powles occupies several important positione. At the time of writing he is-secretary to the Wellington College and Girls' High School, secretary to the Diocesan Trustees and Pension Fund, secretary to the Society for the Relief of the Aged Needy, and treasurer to the Wellington Benevolent Institution. His business extends throughout the Wellington provincial district