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This is an auction for THE GUARDIANS AT THE GATE: A HISTORY OF THE NEW ZEALAND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT by David McGill.

"The dramatic and colourful story of the revenue officers and the New Zealand Customs Department, the first and most pervasive government department at the forefront of the country's development."

From Wikipedia:

"The New Zealand Customs service is the oldest government department in New Zealand. Formed on 5 January 1840, it pre-dates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi by one month. Its early establishment was necessary to collect revenue for the fledgling government, and over the years duties, tariffs and taxes collected by Customs have remained a major source of revenue for the country, although customs has also been used to impose various control over the movement of people and the distribution of particular products, in particular alcohol and tobacco. In 1996, the New Zealand Customs Department was renamed the New Zealand Customs Service. In recent years the Customs Service has modernized itself in order to keep pace with new technologies and the ever increasing volumes of international passengers and trade, while balancing its law enforcement and compliance obligations. Staffing levels sit between 1300 - 1500 nationally, with its head office located in Wellington. Staff are based at various ports and locations around New Zealand and are a mixture of frontline uniformed staff such as those seen at the airports and sea ports, as well as plainclothes staff in varying other roles..."

More on Wikipedia.

Large format paperback 1991.

207 pages.

A tear in the cover (since repaired) and some pages below the cover. Otherwise, good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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