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National Insurance Company of New Zealand Limited

Collection | Ref # ARC-0488 | Held by Hocken Collections - Uare Taoka o Hakena

What is it?

Title:

National Insurance Company of New Zealand Limited

Level of description:

Collection

Extent:

0.65 linear metres

Reference number:

ARC-0488

Description:

The National Fire and Marine Insurance Company of New Zealand was founded in 1873. With its head office in Dunedin, it expanded to have operations throughout the world, although it later confined its activities mainly to New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and London. In 1908 the company was reorganised and changed its name to the National Insurance Company of New Zealand Ltd. In 1961 it bought the failed Standard Insurance Company Ltd, also based in Dunedin. In 1989 National Insurance was purchased by the Tower Corporation.

Scope and contents:

The collection, which dates mostly from the 1960s onwards, includes various publicity items, staff newsletters and insurance manuals. There are videotapes, apparently used for staff training, and a few photographs. There are collections of plans of Otago towns, two published histories of the company, articles of association and various miscellaneous records. Also included are some records of the Standard Insurance Company, mostly relating to the failure of that company in 1961.

Dates covered:

1884 - 2000

Physical characteristics:

Includes photographs, plans, videocassette tapes and publicity ephemera.

Archival history:

Provenance: These records were deposited by Tower Insurance Ltd, the successor company.

Access conditions:

RESTRICTED: access requires the written permission of Tower Insurance Ltd.

Finding aids:

Listed on ‘Hakena’ the Hocken Collections online archives and manuscripts catalogue

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