Saturday, November 27, 2010


Have just got hold of 3 new CD's (from Colonial Books) full of information for Thames and the surrounding area.
I will be collating/printing some of these sections, then indexing and placing at The Treasury, Thames.

New Zealand Nurses Register 1903 - 1920:
an excellent resource that gives, Name, training and service details, plus residence.
Remember there is a major collection of NZ Gazettes at The Treasury, if you want to see the actual book and search other years.

New Zealand Medical Practitioner Register 1873, 1882-1920:
as with the Nurses register a great overview of service and current residence is given.

WWII Ballot Lists:
a great wealth of info on men throughout New Zealand, Thames names appear to under the Paeroa district.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pre-1930 Thames Businesses (F to H)

Further information available at The Treasury - Pre 1930 Business Register folders
Business Name or Surname Firstname Category Address Description

FAGAN Miss Music Teachers Mount Pleasant
FAGG W Plumber Pollen Street
FARRAR Chemist Cnr Sealey & Pollen Sts
FERGUSON William Transport Thames See: Northern Steamship Co
FERGUSONS Coal & Wood Yard Davy St & Burke St
FERNANDEZ & CO Wine & Spirits Owen Street
FISH SHOP Fish Shop Brown Street
FISHER BROS Surveyor Tapu Creek
FLEMING Andrew Land Agents Block 27
FLEMING J Hairdresser Brown Street Sold to George Davies
FLEMING & CO Auctioneer Parawai
FLETCHER Grocer Grey Street
FLETCHER Mrs Milk Owen Street
FORD, POTTER & CO Clothing Brown Street
FOSS John Butcher Abraham Street
FOY BROS Photograher Pollen Street
FOY J J (Mrs) Boarding house Cnr Mary & Rollerston St
FRAIDER F T Garage Pollen Street Central Garage
FRASER & TINNE Iron & Brass Foundry Haven Street
FRATER BROS Stock & Sharebroker Albert Street See: also Sharebrokers
FRENCH & CO Grocer Pollen Street
FRYER B C Sharebrokers Thames See: Sharebrokers
FRYER & CO Storekeeper Waiotahi Flat
FUGATE & MEYERS Bootmaker Owen Street Fugate & Co
GALLOWAY John Provision Merchant Pollen Street
GARRETT J & Son Marine Engineers Pollen Street
GELLION D R Sharebrokers Thames See: Sharebrokers
GERRIGHTY Hazel (Miss) Music Teachers Pollen Street
GERRIGHTY L (Mrs) Pollen Street See Miss Hazel Gerrighty
GIBBONS J Woodyard Brown Street
GIBBONS Robt P Ltd Timber Merchants Kopu
GILLESPIE Henry Cameron Transport Thames See also: Grahamstown & Tararu Tramway
GILLESPIE & SON Timber Merchants Thames
GILLESPIE BROS Estate Agent Albert Street
GILLESPIE & THOMSON Land Agents Thames
GILLMAN E E Architect Thames
GLEESON W R Bakery Karaka Road
GODKIN Thomas Livery Stables Brown Street
GOLDWATER M & N Clothier Pollen Street
GOODWIN L H Tailor Pollen Street
GOODWIN W & Son Bricklayer Terrace Street
GRAHAM Geo General Labourer Pollen Street
GRANT Oliver D Painter & Paperhanger Pollen Street
GRAY C & Co Coach builder Cnr Pollen & Cochrane St Late Christie & Moulden
GREEN W Hat Maker Grahamstown
GREENE Wm Hat Maker Grahamstown See: W Green
GREENWOOD B & Co Seedsman Pollen Street
GREY & MENZIES LTD Cordial Manufacturer
GRIBBLE J Milliner Owen Street
GRIBBLE & CO Bookseller Thames
GRIBBLE W Grocer Pollen Street Late C Joynt
GRIFFIN P Printer Brown Street
GRIFFITHS Owen Butcher Pollen Street
GRIGG J Bedding & Undertaker Pollen Street
GRIGG J Piano Tuner Queen Street
GUDGEON & CO Sharebrokers Grahamstown
GUNN G S Grocer & Confectioner Sealey Street
HAIN F D Bakery Pollen Street Imperial Bakery
HALL J W Chemist "Pollen Street & Owen Street"
HALL Mrs Bakery Pollen Street
HALLIGANS Bakery Pollen Street
HALLENTEIN BROS & Co Clothing Factory Thames See: NZ Clothing Factory
HAMILTON J Bakery Davy Street
HANHAM Mrs Employment Ag Thames
HANSEN BROS Grocer Pollen Street
HARBOUR BOARD OFFICES Queen Street See also: Grahamstown & Tararu Tramway
HARDING Samuel Engineer Grahamstown
HARDMAN J E & Sons Butcher Cnr Pollen & Willoughby Sts
HARDMAN LTD Mens Outfitters Pollen Street
HARPER Arthur P Solicitors Albert Street
HARRISON Hairdresser Shortland
HART J S Gunsmith Pollen Street
HARVEY Mrs Dressmaker Brown Street
HASZARD K C (Miss) Music Teachers Post Office, Parawai
HAURAKI CLOTHING FACTORY Clothing Manufacturer Pollen Street See Claxton
HAURAKI SAWMILLS Timber Merchants Turua See also: Bagnall
HAURAKI STORES LTD General Merchant Pollen Street
HAWKES James Coal & Wood Yard Grahamstown
HAWKES William Bootmaker Cnr Pollen & Sealey Sts Late T W Milnes
HAY William Matthew Builder Pollen Street
HAYDON Edward Saddler Pollen Street
HAYWARD BROS Cycle dealer Pollen Street
HAZARD W H Gunsmith Brown Street
HEMATITE WORKS Campbell Street See: NZ Paint Manufacturing Co
HENNELLY M Sharebrokers Thames See: Sharebrokers
HERBERT E T Drapery & Millinery Grahamstown Devonshire House
HETHERINGTONS LTD Draper & Clothier Pollen Street
HEWIN & CO Grocer Owen Street
HEWITT WM & Co Ammunition Owen Street
HILTON Geo P Engineer Grahamstown
HODGE Mrs M Grocery Owen Street
HOGG Alexander & Co Ironmonger Shortland & Waiotahi The Pioneer Store
HOGG James Hairdresser & Tobacconist Pollen Street
HOLDEN A Watchmaker Owen Street
HOLDSHIP & CO Timber Merchants Beach Holdship's Wharf
HOLLIS E W Architect Albert Street
HOPCRAFT James Insurance Agent Williamson St
HOSKING T Bakery Thames
HOSKING Thomas Barber Brown Street
HOSKING W Signwriter Pollen Street
HOUGHTON R C Bakery Queen Street
HOWARD John Restaurant Brown Street See: Oyster Rooms
HOYLE H H Timber Merchants Shortland Shortland Timber Mill
HUDDLESTONE W Artist Willoughby Street
HUDSON John Sharebrokers Thames See: Sharebrokers
HUGHES F B Storekeeper Tararu
HULL Thomas T Sharebrokers Queen Street
HULME G Butcher Pollen Street Steam Sausage Factory
HUNT'S DRAPERS Drapers Pollen Street Late Cullen
HUTSON & PITKETHLEY Drapers See: Exchange Drapery & Clothing

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pre-1930 Thames Businesses (C to E)

Businesses C to E, further information is available to peruse at The Treasury (in the Pre-1930 Thames Business Register Folders)

Business Name, Type of Business, Known Location, extra info
CALEDONIAN HOUSE Draper Pollen Street See: Robert Wood
CARRICK & CO Newspaper Publishers
CARSON W Bookseller & Stationer Pollen Street
CARTER J F Bookseller Brown Street
CASEY Maurice Coal & Wood Yard Beach Road
CASH PALACE Clothier Grahamstown J Warmoll. See: Cosgave & Co
CASSIN Miss Dressmaker Willoughby Street
CATRAN A G Stationery Pollen Street
CAVENDISH HOUSE ? Abraham Street
CENTRAL BILLIARD PARLOUT Billiard Parlour Pollen Street
CENTRAL GARAGE Garage Pollen Street See: F T Fraider
CENTRAL MART Auctioneer Pollen Street T A Dunlop
CENTRAL TEAROOMS Tearooms Pollen Street
CHAPMAN Stationery Pollen Street
CHAPPELL Francis Builder Thames
CHESTER W A Photograher Pollen Street
CHILCOTT C Watchmaker Pollen Street
CHINNECK R Greengrocer Brown Street
CHINNERY - BROWN D A (Mr) Adult Education Thames
CHRISTIANSEN C Piano Tuner Davy Street
CHRISTIE & MOULDEN Coach builder Cnr Pollen & Cochrane St
CHRONOMETER HOUSE Watchmaker Pollen Street See: M J Wilkes
CLARK George Jeweller Pollen Street
CLARK J Produce Merchant Karaka Bridge
CLARK & DEAN Sharebrokers Grahamstown
CLARKE James Grocer Collins Street
CLAXTON Tailor & Clothing Factory "Albert Street, Pollen Street" Later Allan Adams Ltd also Hauraki Clothing Factory
CLENDON & VOLLEMAERE Solicitors Thames See: Solicitors & Barristers
CLOONANS Draper Thames Late Cosgrave & Son
COAD A Bootmaker Pollen Street
COAD W Bookseller & Stationer Cnr Pollen & Sealey Sts Mrs Coad's
COAKLEY & CO Grocer Pollen Street
COBB & CO Transport See: Thomas Bradley
COCKS J Furniture Mary Street
COLE Mrs Restaurant Brown Street
COLLINS J Confectioner Pollen Street
COLLINS & EADDY Coach builder Cochrane Street See: Eaddy
CONENS MONSTER CLOTHING HALL Clothing Cnr Owen & Williamson St
CONROY M Painter Pollen Street
COOKE A E Tobacconist & Hairdresser Pollen Street Late Levi Moore's
COOKE H B Sewing Machines Pollen Street
COOLAHAN C (Mrs) Bakery Cnr Pollen & Richmond St Later: Snodgrass & Maguire
COOMBES Jas Carpenter & Undertaker Mackay Street
COOMBES Samuel Clothing Albert Street
CORBETT & WINDER Transport Thames
CORSTON Mrs Dressmaker Brown Street
COSGRAVE & CO Draper Brown St, Owen St & Albert St Cash Palace
COULAHAN Hughie Bakery Pollen Street See also: Mrs C Coolahan
COURT A & Son Ltd Clothing & Draper Cnr Pollen & Mary Sts
COX Charles Chemist Pollen Street Shortland Pharmacy
CRAIG J Auctioneer Albert Street
CREAMER & BULLOT Grocer See: Bullot & Creamer
CROCKER C Bootmaker Brown Street
CROCKER J Boot & Shoe Importer Pollen Street
CROFSKEY Francis Grocer Thames Next to Trembaths
CULLEN Geo & Co Draper Corner Pollen & Cochrane Sts
CULPITT William & John C Saddler Pollen Street
CURRIE A Boot Repairer Pollen Street
CURTIS WHARF Wharf Albert Street
DABB W A Harness maker Pollen Street
DALTON D H Tobacconist & Hairdresser Pollen Street
DALTON R A Carpenter Pollen Street
DALZIEL George Butcher Mary Street
DANBY'S SHOE STORE Shoe Store Pollen Street
DANN F & Co Cabinetmaker Pollen Street
DAUNTON Builder Thames
DAVIES BROS Butcher Rolleston Street See: William Davies jun, also: J H Walsh
DAVIES George Hairdresser Brown Street See: J Fleming
DAVIES J W Fruiterer Thames
DAVIES William junr Butcher Rolleston Street See: J H Walsh
DAVIES Wm Grocer Brown Street See: W Davis
DAVIS W Grocer Brown Street
DAVY & MCFARLAND Surveyor Brown Street
DAY Victor Grace Solicitors Thames See: Solicitors & Barristers
DAYKIN Bridget (Mrs Francis) Sharebrokers Thames
DEEBLE'S W Seedsman & Grocer Rolleston Street
DEEBLE William & Son Butcher Owen Street & Rolleston St
DE HIRSCH James Commission Agent Pollen Street
DENBY George Chemist Pollen Street
DEVONSHIRE HOUSE Drapery & Millinery Grahamstown See: E T Herbert
DEXTER & CROZIER Cycle dealer Pollen Street See: Lloyd & O'Sullivan
DICKEY S & J Stables Beach Road
DICKEY, VERRAN & CO Wood & Coalyards Beach Road See also: Verran Bros
DIGGERS RESTAURANT Restaurant Opposite Wharf Grahamstown Mrs Elizabeth Brown
DIRECT IMPORTING CO Drapers Pollen Street W Gribble, Draper
DODD A E L Solicitors Thames See: Solicitors & Barristers
DODD J E Solicitors Grey Street See: A E L Dodd
DODD Mrs Music Teachers Queen Street
DONKIN S W Garage Cnr Walter & Pollen Streets
DONOVAN A J Builder Thames
DONOVAN Thomas Builder Thames
DONOVAN & HOWARD Dentists Pollen Street
DORNWELL A & Co Butcher Brown Street
DOUGHS Bakery Shortland
DOUGLAS & CO Grocer Pollen Street
DOWD D H Dentists Pollen Street
DOWDENS AUCTION MART Auctioneer Albert Street
DRIVER H D Artist Pollen Street
DRIVER S S Builder Thames
DRIVER & SON Painter Pollen Street
DUNBAR Tom Barber Brown Street
DUNLOP T A Auctioneer Pollen Street see: Central Mart
DUNNAGEs VARIETY DEPOT Bookseller Pollen Street
DURHAM & MCLEOD Draper Grahamstown
EADDY Harold Coach builder Cnr Pollen & Cochrane St ? COLLINS & EADDY
EASTER E J Bootmaker Pollen Street
EHRENFRIED BROS Brewery Mackay Street SEE: Phoenix Brewery
ELEMENT George Writer & Ornamental Painter Davy Street
ELLIS Mr & Mrs Dancing Teachers Miners Union Hall
ELLIS CJ & RH Storekeeper Tararu
EMPIRE BOARDINGHOUSE Boarding house Owen Street Mrs Kates
ENSOR'S DINING ROOMS Restaurant Pollen Street
ENSOR & SONS Grocer Mary St See: also J H Ensor
ENSOR J H Grocer Mary St ?Ensor's & sons
EVENING STAR NEWSPAPER OFFICE "Willoughby St Albert Street Sealey St" Later Thames Star
EVANS Wm Painter Owen St
EVERITT W Pollen Street

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pre-1930 Thames Businesses (A to B)

Well the tip of the iceburg, I'll start to list some of the businesses that have surfaced so far.
For the majority I have found an advertisement and even a photo, plus referenced sources for further information.

Further information is available to peruse at The Treasury - Pre-1930 Thames Business Register Folders

Business Name, Type of Business, Known Location, extra information
ACADEMY OF MUSIC Theatre Brown Street
ADAMS E F Engineer Queen Street
ADAMS & HARDING Mining Agent Queen Street
ADLAM W J Butcher Pollen Street
ADVERTISER NEWSPAPER Newspaper Albert Street
AH CHAN Vineyards Totara Totara Vineyards (SYC)
AH NON Market Gardens Parawai
AIREY M M Clothier & Grocer Pollen Street
AKEROYD Spedding Butcher Brown Street, Grahamstown
ALGREN J F Jeweller Brown Street
ALLAWAYS Boarding house See: ALLOWAYS
ALLOWAYS Boarding house
AMERICAN THEATRE Theatre Shortland aka: Butt's American Theatre
ANTONELLI Frederick Music Teachers Thames
ARBURY J W Draper & Clothier Pollen Street
ARBURY & BERRY Butcher Cnr Richmond & Pollen Streets
ARDERN Undertaker
ARDERN Mrs Bookseller Pollen Street Late: Mrs Jefferson's
AVENELL W Butcher Pollen Street
AVERY Grocer Shortland
BAGGOTT James Sharebrokers Davey Street
BAGNALL L & J Coal & Wood Yard Davey Street See also: Hauraki Sawmills
BAIRD A S & Co Produce Merchant Albert Street
BAKER W B Carrier Pollen Street
BANE BROS Cabinetmaker Corner Mary & Pollen Streets
BANK OF AUSTRALIA Bank Albert Street see: Union Bank of Australia
BANK OF NEW SOUTH WALES Bank Albert Street, Pollen Street
BANK OF NEW ZEALAND Bank "Corner Brown & Albert Streets, Pollen Street
BANKS W Bakery Queen Street
BANKS & CO Stock Agent Parawai Thames Cattle Market
BARLOW'S RIFLE GALLERY Rifle Range Brown Street
BARLOW W J Painter Brown Street See: Barlow's Rifle Range
BARNETTs DINING ROOM Restaurant Pollen Street
BARNETT & LEVY Grocer Owen Street
BASSTIAN Charles Chiropodist Royal Hotel
BATEMAN Robt Butcher Rolleston Street
BATES J Clothing Pollen Street "The Elite Dress House"
BATES William Timber Merchants Shortland & Tookeys Flat
BATTSON Plumber Pollen Street
BAXTER Agnes Thames see: Baxter & Mathieson
BAXTER & MATHESON Storekeeper Golden Crown Street
BAYLDON Capt T C Harbourmaster Thames see; Harbour Board Thames
BEETHAM, WALKER & CO Surveyor Pollen Street
BEERE D M Engineer Shortland
BEERE E Holroyd Surveyor Shortland
BENDIGO STORE General Store Pollen Street
BENFIELD Mrs General Store Pollen Street
BINNEY E Auctioneer Albert Street
BINNEY Edwin Insurance Agent Grahamstown
BIRD & THOMSON Produce Merchant Rolleston Street Rolleston Street Co-operative Stores
BLOTT G Butcher Owen Street
BOBBETT William Butcher Rolleston Street
BONGARDS Chemist Pollen Street Shops North & South Pollen Street
BOON E G Draper & Clothier Cnr Pollen & Mary Sts
BOOTH T B Picture Framer Pollen Street
BOROUGH BAKERY Bakery Beach Road See: John Robinson
BOROUGH COUNCIL OFFICES Corner Albert & Queen Streets Pollen Street, Mackay Street Now part of Thames Coromandel District Council
BRADLEY Thomas & Co Livery Stables Thames Cobb & Co
BREARLEY M Butcher Brown Street
BREWER, MARTIN & BEERE WD, WE & EH Land Agents Shortland
BRIDGER T Clothier Albert Street
BRIERLY H Wheelwright Kuranui
BRITON & CO Timber Merchants Burke Street
BROAD & HAUGHTON Land Agents Pollen Street
BROKENSHIRE A J Bookseller & Stationer Pollen Street
BROKENSHIRE W & Son Hairdresser & Tobacconist Pollen Street
BROKENSHIRE & ROSS Plumber Pollen Street, Richmond St
BROWN C & ?Son ? Pollen Street
BROWN Elizabeth Restaurant Opposite Wharf Grahamstown See: Diggers Restaurant
BROWN & CO Isaac Cycle dealer Pollen Street
BROWN R Fruiterer Brown Street
BROWN T Horse Breaker Pollen Street
BROWNE M & CO Michael Grain & Produce Merchants Albert Street
BROWNING John Bakery Brown Street
BRUCE A Watchmaker Albert Street
BRUCE Albert Estate Agent Cnr Albert & Brown St
BRYAN A G T Solicitors Pollen Street See: Solicitors & Barristers
BRYAN & MACKLOW Solicitors Pollen Street See: Solicitors & Barristers
BUCHAN James Blacksmith Pollen & Queen Streets Late: G S Worthington
BUCHANAN & PURNELL Solicitors Thames See: Solicitors & Barristers
BUCKLAND Eliza Elizabeth Storekeeper Cnr Beach Rd & Burke Street
BUCKLEY Alfred & Joseph Builder Thames
BUCKLEY Roland Saddler & Bootmaker Brown Street
BUICK & CO Watchmaker Pollen Street
BULL & STURROCK Iron Merchants Albert Street
BULLOTT & CREAMER Grocer Pollen St aka Creamer & Bullot
BUNTING Chas Electrician Pollen Street
BURNS Archd Grocer Albert Street
BURRA Robert Bookseller Brown Street
BURT Harry Waterman Shortland
BUTEMENT BROS Aerated Water Pollen Street
BUTT John Agent Wharf See: Auckland & Thames Steam Navigation Co
BUTT'S AMERICAN THEATRE Theatre Shortland see: American Theatre
BUTTLE G A Sharebrokers Thames See: Sharebrokers

If your ancestors were connected to any of these businesses and you have any photos/information to share, please let me know.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thames Historian - TOSS HAMMOND

A new article on the The Treasury JOURNAL is about Mr W G Hammond MBE (1869-1967), known as Toss Hammond.  A wellknown and respected historian of his time who had a wealth of information on history of the whole Coromandel Peninsula as well as a prolific collector of artefacts.

The journal has a copy of an article that Toss wrote on his life as a boy on the goldfields, which was printed in a School Journal in 1966.

The Treasury also has a collection of Mr Hammond's manuscripts as well as several Oral recordings on CD. These can be listened to at The Treasury and maybe purchased if required.

Other manuscripts by Mr Hammond are to be found at the Auckland Museum, information on these can be found via their catalogue. Search as: Thomas William George Howard HAMMOND for best results.