The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Court House — The Courthouse
The Courthouse in Napier is a large two-storeyed wooden building, standing at the corner of Browning Street and the Marine Parade. The one large court room is used both as a Supreme and Magistrate's Court, and the building contains the usual offices, including a court library. Sittings of the Supreme Court are held at Napier three times a year, and the Magistrate's Court sits daily. Mr. H. W. Brabant is Stipendiary Magistrate, and Mr. R. B. Mathias is Clerk of the Court.