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Electrician’s registration certificate, 1960

Electrician’s registration certificate, 1960

This certificate registers an Auckland electrician under the Electricians Act 1952 to undertake certain types of electrical wiring work. Around 1900, electricians had to follow rules laid out by the Council of Fire Underwriters of New Zealand. Electricity suppliers also licensed electricians working in their areas, but refused to accept licences issued by other authorities. Nationwide registration began in 1926.

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Carl Walrond, 'Building trades - Gasfitters and electricians', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010