Each record includes a transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but the New Zealand Return of Officers in Provincial Governments 1866 records usually include the following information about your ancestor:
Length of service
Date of appointment
Other details of their employment
Other comments may vary
This is an index of approximately 500 staff members who were employed by various provincial governments in New Zealand in 1866.
The information was sourced from a report to the New Zealand House of Representatives concerning these workers’ details of employment, including length of service and pay rates.
Although they were referred to as ‘officers’, this was simply another term for ‘staff’. These records include details on a broad variety of workers, from clerks to engineers, superintendents to matrons, wharfingers to cooks, lighthouse keepers, turnkeys, inspectors, interpreters and even more.