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1927: Driving tests and licences introduced by the Henderson Town Board

February 5, 2019

By AHNZ

Today in history: 92 Years Ago: Driving tests and licences introduced by the Henderson Town Board (5/2/1927)

Car drivers licences had been compulsory since the Motor Vehicles Act, 1924, came into force. Licences were issued by the Post Office. West Aucklanders who wished to have a licence must have had to travel into greater Auckland prior to Henderson setting up shop.

As all good anarchists know, drivers licences are nothing but a revenue gathering racket. It’s only curious as to why it took Henderson 3 years to secure their place in this extortion.

Car Image ref. Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966 via teara.govt.nz

Car Image ref. Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966 via teara.govt.nz

Licence Image ref. My great aunt’s licence of apx this period; AHNZ Files

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