Sunday, January 2, 2011

Timaru in the Freelance 1926

An article on the 'Granary of New Zealand' issue No. 47, May 26th 1926 features Timaru. Sometimes I've seen requests on newsgroups for photographs of older businesses, the trick is knowing where to look for them. I've no doubt the Freelance has featured other areas.
Ashburton, which is in the same issue, is my next post.

Photographs of ;

  • James Craigie, member of Parliament for Timaru.
  • George J Wallace, mayor of Timaru.
  • Overseas vessels loading the the port.
  • Miss Lillias Thomson as queen of the floral fete.
  • 'The Louvre', ladies fashion shop.
  • 'The People's Drapery house, McGruer, Davies and Co., later Taylor.
  • The Belford Flour Mills, Holdgate manager.
  • Mr William McBride's Jewellery shop.
  • Mr James Craigie's wallpaper and paint shop.
  • A chemist shop first owned by C Eichbaum and later by L.B. James.
  • Caroline Bay.
  • The corner of Stafford St, looking south.
  • Herberts, Ltd., a drapery business.
  • The Vulcan Foundary and Engineering Works.
  • Mr F. M. Shewan's bakery, a photo of one of two of his shops.
  • The Waimataitai Nursery (Mr P.G. Allen).
  • J Radcliffe's furnisher, art dealer and picture framers.
  • C. W. Cameron's menswear.
  • Mr Thomas Thomson's drapery store.
  • The Timaru branch of Amuri Motors Ltd.
  • Priest and Holdgate hardware shop.
  • Charles G. Snow's tailoring and men's outfitter.
  • John J. Jackson's timber mill.
  • Preen's progressive dye and dye cleaning works.
  • Finlayson's Furniture Warehouse.
  • England, McRae Ltd central hardware store.
  • Plus the following illustration of other businesses.

A scanned copy of the business's featured are available from me.


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