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NZ Graphic opening photos

One of a series of photos taken at the opening of the Public Trust Office Building

Shown here is the area occupied by the Electoral Department, a tenant in the building at the time of the opening

Shown here is the staff of the Public Trust Office at the time of the opening in 1909.

Shown here are the guests attending the opening day banquet. Sir Joseph Ward, Lady Ward, Mr and Mrs J W Poynton, Hon E C J Stevens, and the Hon J A Millar are standing at the far end of the room.

Shown here are some of the guests attending the opening day banquet left to right: Hon J A Millar, Hon E C J Stevens, Sir J G Ward, Mr J W Poynton, Lady Ward, Hon A T Ngata and Mrs Poynton

Reference:

A Great National Institution: the Public Trust Office, Weekly Graphic and New Zealand Mail, 1909, p.4, B-K-1224-4, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, NZ.

Other collections

Century of Trust image

A colourised photo showing the Public Trust Office Building as decorated for the Queen’s tour in 1953. It was decorated in a similar manner for other occasions including King George V’s coronation in 1911 and the Prince of Wales tour in 1920.

Reference: C W Vennell, A century of trust: a history of the New Zealand Public Trust Office, Auckland: Wilson & Horton, 1973, p.95a, B-K-1225-95a, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, NZ.

Public Trust Office general image

The Public Trust Office Building pictured circa 1928

Reference: Public Trust Office building on the corner of Stout Street and Lambton Quay, Lambton, Wellington, Original photographic prints and postcards from file print collection, Box 14. Ref PAColl-6585-26, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington NZ.

Lambton Quay general image

View of Lambton Quay circa 1924 showing the Public Trust Office Building

Reference: Tanner Brothers Ltd (Publishers), Lambton Quay, Wellington, Ref 1/2-050810-F, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington NZ.

Prince of Wales visit

View of the Public Trust Office Office Building as decorated for the Prince of Wales in 1920. It was decorated in a similar manner for other occasions including King George V’s coronation in 1911 and the Queen’s tour in 1953.

Reference: View of Public Trust Office building in Wellington, decorated for the visit of Prince of Wales in 1920. Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949: Collection of albums, prints and negatives. Ref APG-1238-1/2-G, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, NZ.

High rise view

View of the Public Trust Office Office Building in 1976 dwarfed by nearby high rise building on the Terrace. The building on the right foreground is the Gleneagles Building. That on the left is Lambton House.

Reference: View of Public Trust Office building, Wellington, New Zealand. Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref EP/1976/4096/16-F, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, NZ.

Building under construction

The Public Trust Office Building under construction circa 1908

Public Trust building under construction, corner of Lambton Quay and Stout Street, Wellington. Smith, Sydney Charles, 1888-1972: Photographs of New Zealand. Ref: 1/1-019739-G, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, NZ.