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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Land Transfer Department

page 65

Land Transfer Department.

The Office Of The District Land Registry Of Deeds at New Plymouth is situated in the Government Buildings. The local Stipendiary Magistrate acts as District Land Registrar, and the staff consists of the Assistant Land Registrar and three clerks.

Mr. Reginald Bayley, Assistant Land Registrar and Deputy Registrar of Deeds, was born in 1844, in Kent, England. He was brought to New Zealand in the year 1850, by his father, the Rev. George Bayley, served in the Maori war, and entered the Government service at New Plymouth in the year 1870.