The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
New Zealand Insurance Company, Limited
New Zealand Insurance Company, Limited, Head Office, Auckland, Wanganui Branch, Victoria Avenue, Wanganui, Branch Manager, Mr Joseph Wesney. This well-known company has been represented in Wanganui since the year 1866. Its business in the district was conducted as an agency till the year 1876, when a resident manager was placed in charge of a branch office. The premises consist of a wood and iron building, on the ground floor of which are the public and private offices of the branch; the other apartments on the ground floor and the whole of the first floor being occupied by tenants. The staff includes the manager and four officers, and the district worked from the branch office includes the country between the Rangitikei and Patea rivers, and inland as far as settlement extends.