Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thames (NZ): R Buckley Saddlemaker c1900

The Bank of New Zealand archives in Wellington has supplied some photos and information on records available (this will be covered in following posts). Due to the excellent quality of the photos, it was possible to identify another business - that of R Buckley, Saddlemaker of Brown Street. A much needed occupation at these times.

The Cyclopaedia of Auckland 1902 has the following informatiuon on Mr BUCKLEY.
Buckley, Roland, Saddler and Bootmaker, Brown Street, Thames. This business was established in 1896, in Albert Street, and was removed to Brown Street in 1900. There is a convenient shop with a large show window, and a workshop behind. Mr. Buckley keeps a well assorted stock of boots and saddlery, and undertakes the manufacture of either line on the premises. He was born in 1874 at the Thames, where he learned his business.

Top: R Buckley
Above: R Buckley's shop in Brown Street