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The New Zealand Civil Establishment Nominal Roll 1871 is an index of roughly 2,120 staff who worked for the New Zealand government as of 1 July 1871. It covers a vast range of different occupations, including clerks, postmasters, crown solicitors, registrars, paymasters, draughtsmen, coroners, telegraphists and many more.

The records include details such as years of service, title, salary, the office by which they were employed, and any other comments.