Wellington Province



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Mr. George Fenwick, Agent of the Bank of New Zealand, Featherston, was born in 1858 in Denmark, where his father was Italian consul. Leaving Denmark in 1863, the Fenwick family came to New Zealand, and settled near Oamaru, Otago, two years later. Educated at the Oamaru District High School, he joined the Bank of New Zealand as junior in the Oamaru branch in 1881. After serving four years, Mr. Fenwick was at Waikouaiti and Queenstown branches, eventually being located in Dunedin, where he remained eleven years, holding the position of teller for seven years, and afterwards that of bill clerk. After ten months as agent in Picton, he was transferred to Featherston. Mr. Fenwick has long been prominent in musical and athletic circles. In Otago he was a member of the Oamaru, Carisbrook, and Phoenix Cricket Clubs, and of the Dunedin Amateur Athletic Association, the Dunedin Rifle, and Carisbrook Lawn Tennis Clubs. In Featherston he has gained considerable popularity as a leader in all that tends to improve the social life of the township.

Bank of New Zealand, at Featherston, is a substantial wooden building in the principal street. The banking chamber and the agent's office occupy the front part of the building, while the rear is used for residential purposes. The agent is assisted by an accountant.

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