Thursday, December 30, 2010

Historic Places Thames

The HISTORIC PLACES of NEW ZEALAND currently has the following buildings/sites on the historic places register. For full details on these places, click here to search the register and enter THAMES

A & G Prices Foundry 208 Beach Road, THAMES
Band Rotunda Brown St, Victoria Park, THAMES
Boer War Memorial Brown St, Victoria Park, THAMES
Brian Boru Hotel 200 Richmond Street, THAMES
Burke Street Wharf Waiotahi Creek Rd, THAMES
Former Cornwall Arms Hotel (now Club) 407 Cochrane Street, THAMES
Former Lady Bowen Hotel 506 Brown Street, THAMES
Holy Trinity Church (Anglican) Parawai Road, THAMES
House 727 Tararu Rd, THAMES
House 746 Tararu Road, THAMES
House 750 Tararu Rd, THAMES
House 200 Queen Street, THAMES
House 306 Richmond St, Shortland, THAMES
Junction Hotel Pollen Street, THAMES
Lady Bowen Hotel 501 Brown Street, THAMES
Livery Stables (Former) Cochrane Street, THAMES
Marshall House (Former) 210 Parawai Road, THAMES
Old Golden Crown Battery Building Brown Street, THAMES
Pillar Box (VR type) Mary Street, THAMES
Pillar Box (VR type) Queen St, THAMES
Pillar Box (VR type) Willoughby Street, THAMES
Public Library Queen Street & Davy Street, THAMES
Queen of Beauty Mine Pump Quadrants Cochrane Street, THAMES
Railway Goods Shed Queen Street, THAMES
Railway Station Queen Street, THAMES
Royal Hotel (Former) Brown Street, THAMES
Saxon Shafts Pump Station Albert Street, THAMES
School of Mines Buildings 101 Cochrane Street, THAMES
Shop Frontage 758 Pollen St, THAMES
Shop Frontage 736 Pollen St, THAMES
Shop Frontage 754 Pollen St, THAMES
Shop Frontage 738-742 Pollen St, THAMES
Shop Frontage 750 Pollen St, THAMES
Shop Frontage 746-748 Pollen St, THAMES
Shop Frontage 726 Pollen St, THAMES
Shop Frontage 724 Pollen St, THAMES
Shop Frontage 714 Pollen St, THAMES
Shop Frontage 710 Pollen St, THAMES
Shop Frontage 720 Pollen St, THAMES
Shortland Wharf Jellicoe Crescent, THAMES
Sir Walter Scott Lodge of Light 415 Mackay Street, THAMES
St George's Church (Anglican) Mary Street, THAMES
St George's Church Hall (Ang) Mackay Street, THAMES
St James' Union Church Pahau Street, THAMES
St James' Union Church Hall Pahau Street, THAMES
St John's Church (Anglican) Tararu Rd, Tararu, THAMES
Thames / Hauraki Mine Pumphouse Cochrane Street, THAMES
Thames Aluminium Co. Building Queen Street, THAMES
Thames Borough Council Office (Former) Queen Street, THAMES
Thames Courthouse (Former) Queen St, THAMES
Thames Cultural Centre Building Tararu Road, THAMES
World War One Monument Monument & Waiotahi Creek Rds, THAMES

Band Rotunda at Victoria Park Thames 1900s
(On Historic Places Register)
The Thames Coromandel District Council are in the process of completing a heritage study of Thames that will identify places and buildings of historical significance around the town. An ealier version is available on line, including the heritage tree register.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thames Floods

One of the most frequent event for Thamesites over the years was dealing with regular floods. The principal creeks and rivers often overflowing in times of heavy rain eg. Kauaeranga River, Hape and Karaka Creeks, plus many of the smaller normally minor streams.
1917 Flood - Pollen Street (between Mary and Walter Street intersects)
YES that is a building in the middle of Pollen Street!!! (Photo above). There are photos from the other angle in Postcards taken by E Dunnage.  Also several of the recorded oral histories at The Treasury remembered the time the building next to present Browns 100% was 'moved' by the flood waters.

The Thames Star newspaper is full of accounts of minor and major damage from floods in the area. On 23 February 1917 one such report where a reader is disappointed about the third major flood since Thames was settled and the amount of debris in the Karaka creek that lead to severe flooding in central Pollen Street.

Monday, December 27, 2010


An overview of the burial grounds for Thames can be found at my genealogy site.

One of the first European burial grounds being near the Kauaeranga Pa located at the south end of Mackay Street, by present day Jellicoe Crescent.

Thames Star Newspaper: 29 Sept 1953
(click to enlarge)
The Treasury Journal has several articles on the history of the two main early cemeteries:
Shortland and Tararu Cemetery

Kiwicelts Cemetery site allows you to see location of all the cemetery sites just enter THAMES in location box and then you can explore details of each one and available records.
Location: Tararu Cemetery is approx 3 kilometres north of Thames, on SH 25 as you head up the Coromandel Peninsula. To reach the cemetery there is a track up the hill about 350 metres after the bridge on the north side of Tararu.

Location: On the hills of central Thames, drive up Hape Road, turn right up The Terrace, left up Mount Pleasant to Danby Street.

Early photo of Shortland Cemetery, Thames

The Thames Coromandel District Council has an excellent searchable online index for burial records  for cemeteries all over the Peninsula. Check at the bottom of each page for aerial photo of the selected gravesite. The TCDC has large map plans of the cemeteries, these are also available at The Treasury.

Also I have compiled a pre 1900 database for Tararu and Shortland Cemeteries which relates to the NZSG transcriptions. Full copies of these documents are at the Thames Library and The Treasury.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


The first aged Mens refuge was on the western side of Baillie Street by Karaka Creek in 1879. Designed for men who were homeless, destitute and without family. At the beginning there was no caretaker but following an inmates death, a caretaker was appointed. A concern was that there was nothing for the men to do and that many would be able to do light work if it was available.

1894 the Charitable Aid Board secured land at Tararu for an Old Mens and Womens Home. The 12 acre property cost equivalent of $70 an acre (ref "Thames 100 years"). Farming was started on the site and continued till 1960. Over the years development was undertaken at the site to many of the buildings. The homes provided vital care for the elderly of Thames and surrounding areas. The home w asrun by the Thames Hospital Board.

Several of the oral histories recorded by the Thames Oral History group have accounts about the Tararu homes.

The home and land is now privately owned and has been completely redeveloped into a facility offering all categories of care, from independent to dependent run by Bupa

Tararu District Homes - Thames

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Block 27 Thames

Often researchers are confused when their relatives address is given as BLOCK 27 - a name that was widely used on maps and by residents, for instance when they registered Births, Marriages or Deaths.

The original name for Block 27 was WAITANGIRUA and this name still appears on deed documents.
In August 1885 a Royal commission was opened to look at the tenure of Block 27. (Thames Star 20 Jan 1955 as reported by T Hammond)  The lower line of Augustus Street was noted as being the first line cut in the goldfield and was fenced by Taipari and Mackay in 1867; and ran across to Gibbons Battery at Karaka Creek. There were ongoing queries on land ownership which can be seen in the Thames Star in 1885 ending in the court case in August 1885.

A full report of the 1885 court case can be found online at Papers past, here is an example of one day. An interesting mention in September 1885 that this land known as block 27 was originally designed to be a diggers camp.

The photo below is taken from Sandes Street, just north of the Sealey Street intersect. Augustus Street North is middle left, in the middle is Franklin Street, further up is Richmond Street. In the far left can be seen Shortland Cemetery. See Further street photos here and maps on my main site.

BLOCK 27, Thames (Dunnage Postcard Booklet)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

1868 Businesses at SHORTLAND, Thames

Thanks to a report in 1917 by M WHITEHEAD we can travel the streets of Shortland and see the shops that were in existence in those early, goldrush years.  When thousands wandered the often muddy streets to collect provisions and stop for the odd drink or two.

The report was published in The THAMES STAR newspaper 1 August 1917. The person in question being MATTHIAS WHITEHEAD who came to Thames in 1868 and went on to establish his own bootmaking business in Pollen Street (opposite Walter Street).

The writer turns the corner of Grey Street into Pollen Street, past ADLAM's Store, then takes us north past RENSHAW's, BARNETT's DINING ROOMS, FORD's Hotel, BNZ, Bootstore, Mr OTTO's BOARDING House & Restaurant, SHUTLTZ's Auction Mart, Bootstore, Jewellery shop, Bowling alley, PEAK's Butchery, LICHFIELD, OSBORNE & Co Grocery.

We then go back to the other corner of Grey & Pollen Street on the eastern side at BUTT's SHORTLAND Hotel. Northwards onto HAMILTON's Bakery, LEVY & GOLDWATER Wine & Spirits, KARAKA Hotel, MASON's Hairdressing Saloon, MAY the bootmaker, BARNETT & LEVY General Store, CULPITT the saddler, WOOD the tobacconist, CULPITT's Fancy Pastry Shop, PEMBROKE Hotel, WAIT's Stationary & Library, WILLIAMS drapery and HOTEL [Bendigo] on corner of Willoughby and Pollen Street.

Other shops mentioned in the next block were EXCHANGE Hotel, COX's Chemist, BERTRAM the tentmaker, WILSON's drapery and HUME's Butchery.

Shortland, Thames (1870s) taken from corner of Grey & Pollen Streets (looking north), Butt's Shortland Hotel on the right.
Take a few moments to read the newspaper article in full, and imagine walking up both sides of the street - just as M WHITEHEAD did back in 1868.

(This photo and many others of early Shortland available at The Treasury, Thames and online via sources such as Digital NZ)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

NEW THAMES HISTORY site - Te Ara webpages

Wonderful new history site with pages covering HAURAKI-COROMANDEL region.

A wide variety of topics covered
Overview,  Geology and landscape, Climate, plants and animals, Māori migration and settlement, Māori and European: 1769 to 1840, Māori society, 1840 to 1920, Kauri timber and gum, Gold mining, Drainage and dairying on the plains, Government and politics, Transport and communications, Population and society since 1910, Sport and culture, Facts and figures, Further Sources

Alot of material, click on the side links from the OVERVIEW page for quick access

The GALLERY page has a quick link to lots of pictures, videos and audio on a wide variety of topics.

So much to explore, there is also a quick link to places in the area including THAMES.

Pre 1900 PIONEER FAMILIES of the wider THAMES area

Did your ancestors settle in Thames Valley/ Coromandel Peninsula area pre 1900?

You may be interested in the Pioneer family collection held at The Treasury, half way down the page is information on the Pioneer Register and some of the names recently added to the collection.

A great way to share information with fellow researchers and make further family contacts. The forms are available here and can be sent in if you are not able to visit The Treasury, Thames.

The Treasury history & research centre, Queen Street Thames

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

H D DRIVER - early Thames artist

One of the most surprising outcomes from researching early Thames businesses was the number of different types of businesses that were in existence.

For example, there were several people advertising as artists, with pictures for sale and being available for commission work. One of the most famous of the time was H D DRIVER.

H D Driver arrived in Thames late 1870s and appears in street directories up to early 1900s. Numerous advertisements can be found in the Thames newspapers.

One of his most famous paintings was of the Big Kauri Tree, that was later destroyed by fire 4 January 1898.
An article on the tree is online in The Treasury Journal.
H D Driver's painting of THE BIG KAURI TREE, at The Thames Library

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thames HOSPITAL Records

Archives Auckland have a wide variety of records related to Thames Hospital. The catalogue can be searched online at archway.

When you enter THAMES HOSPITAL in the search box, there are hundreds of results, narrow your search options if required. Clicking on the SERIES results you will find a large number of Patient related records: Inpatient Registers, Day registers, Operation Registers to name but a few.

At Auckland Archives there is a card index which makes finding your required patients records even easier.
This card index for Thames Hospital has details for each admission and includes:
Date admitted
Date discharged
and reference eg  ZAAP 15288/2A page 55

You then go to the archives computer to order the correct ledger eg
The ZAAP and 15288/2a goes into the computer to order the ledger and the entry is on page 55

Thames Hospital, Baillie Street, Thames

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Postcards of Thames

There are many sources on the internet for ealy pictures of Thames, my favourite are the many  postcards that are in circulation.  Postcards were popular during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

I have many scattered on my webpages, some external links may need updating (apologies for dead links), there are also many on the street views pages (which also have a selection of present and past photos).

Digital NZ is a quick way of looking for images (select images only) and for those able to visit The Treasury, Thames, there is a large collection of photographs.

Thames, from Mt Pleasant, NZ

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pre-1930 Thames Businesses (U to Z)

Further information available at The Treasury - Pre 1930 Business Register folders

Business Name or Surname Firstname Category Address Description

VAILE W Oufitter Owen Street
VALLER & THORNTON Fruiterer Brown Street and Pollen Street Thorntons
VAUTIER & ANDERSON Architect Thames James Kernick agent
VEALE Thomas Insurance Agent Thames See: North British & Mercantile
VEALE & CO Produce Merchant Pollen Street Central
VEALE & HUDSON Produce Merchant Pollen Street
VERRAN BROS LTD Carrier Queen Street See: Dickey & Verran Co
WADES BOARDINGHOUSE Boarding house Queen Street aka Provincial Boardinghouse
WAIOTAHI RESTAURANT Restaurant Abraham Street
WALDRON & MUMEY Blacksmith Queen Street
WALLACE & CO Jeweller Brown Street
WALLACE SUPPLIES LTD Provision Merchant Pollen Street
WALLER G Tobacconist Brown Street
WALSH James Henry Butcher Owen St Previously John Neal's. See also: Davies Bros
WALTERS J Clothier Cnr Mary & Pollen St The Corner Shop
WALTON J L Grocer Sealey Street
WAYMOUTH & CO Auctioneer Cnr Albert & Kirkwood St
WAYTE Edward Publisher Pollen Street
WELLS BROS Butcher Brown Street
WELLS Seymour Goldsmith Williamson St
WEST John Blacksmith "Willoughby St and Cnr Pollen & Cochrane St"
WEST J B & Co Stock Agent Parawai
WHELAN Mrs Confectioner Pollen Street
WHITE Mrs George Boarding house Owen Street
WHITE W & Son Car Sales Pollen Street
WHITEHEAD & SON Bootmaker Pollen Street M Whitehead
WHITFORD J L Sharebrokers Thames See: Sharebrokers
WICKHAM John Dickson Sharebrokers Exchange Buidings Grahamstown
WIGHT R A junr Produce Merchant Pollen Street
WILCOX Miss Adult Education Pollen Street
WILDISH Geo W Tailor Pollen Street
WILDMAN Thos & Mrs Music Teachers Pollen Street
WILKES M J Watchmaker Pollen Street Chronometer House
WILKINSON George T Interpreter Shortland
WILLETTS Mrs Umbrellas Pollen Street See: C B THORNE
WILLIAMS & CO E F Brewery Agent Grahamstown
WILSON & CO Draper Pollen Street
WILTSHIRE George Storekeeper Cnr Mary & Pollen St Previously Wm Hewitt & Co
WINDER F Car Sales Pollen Street
WISEMAN R Tailor Brown Street
WOLFE B Seedsman Albert Street
WOOD Geo Grocer Pollen Street Wm Wood
WOOD H J Bookseller & Stationer Brown Street
WOOD Robert Draper Pollen Street Caledonian House
WOOD T Tobacconist & Clothier Pollen Street
WOOD W Bookbinder Sandes Street
WOOD & CO Auctioneer Shortland
WORTHINGTON G S Blacksmith Pollen and Queen Street See: James Buchan
WRIGHT C D Land Agents Albert Street
WRIGHT Henry H Land Agents Exchange Buidings Grahamstown
WRIGHT H L Dentists Pollen Street
WRIGHT W C Surveyor Grahamstown
WRIGHT & BAYLDON Surveyor Thames
WYLIE W S Draper Pollen Street
YOUNG S Transport Thames Thames Line of Omnibusses
ZEALAND BOOT WAREHOUSE Bootmaker Thames aka: NZ Boot Warehouse

Pre-1930 Thames Businesses (S to T)

Further information available at The Treasury - Pre 1930 Business Register folders

Business Name or Surname Firstname Category Address Description

SALMON H Sharebrokers Thames See: Sharebrokers
SAMUEL Joseph Tobacconist Owen Street
SANDES R F Chemist Owen Street Medical Hall
SAUNDERS Alex Sharebrokers Owen Street
SCOTT Robert Bootmaker Rolleston Street
SCOTT W Grocer Pollen Street
SCOTTER E H (Mrs) Music Teachers Kirkwood Street
SHAPPERE S Watchmaker Albert Street
SHAREBROKERS Sharebrokers Thames Multiple Listings
SHAW F Bootmaker Brown Street
SHAW G L Dentists Pollen Street
SHAW J W Produce Merchant Rolleston Street
SHAW & ROBINSON Bootmaker Brown Street
SHEPHERD & BOOTH Painter Owen Street
SHEPHERD & CO Draper Albert Street
SHERLOCK BROTHERS Butcher Pollen Street See: William Adcock
SHORT C Stables & Coal Yard Cochrane Street
SHORT & CO Transport Thames
SHORTLAND BAZAAR Bazaar Shortland R Morgan
SHORTLAND PHARMACY Chemist Pollen Street See: Charles Cox
SHORTLAND TIMBER MILL Timber Merchants Shortland See: H Hoyle
SIMPSON Mrs Hat Maker Pollen Street
SIMS & NORMAN Surveyor Grahamstown
SKATING RINK Sports St Georges Hall T Keevin
SKEANE & CHAPMAN Auctioneer Brown Street
SMALE Boat builder Shortland
SMALES (FOLLY) Boarding house Shortland
SMALL Herbert H Music Teachers Richmond St
SMITH & CO Butcher Queen Street
SMITH Alfred J Builder Richmond St
SMITH Franklin J Joinery Sealey Street Late R Smith
SMITH J H & Co Ironmonger Owen Street
SMITH Mrs Dressmaker Abraham Street
SMITH R N Firewood Beach
SMITH William Butcher Brown Street
SNODGRASS & MCGUIRE Bakery Karaka See also: Rollerson & Son
SNODGRASS & MAGUIRE Bakery Cnr Pollen & Richmond St See: Mrs C Coolahan
SOLICITORS Solicitors Thames List of names
SOUTER W & Co Agent Wharf See: Auckland & Thames Steam Navigation Co
SPENCER Thomas Ironmonger Pollen Street
SPENCER & CO Sharebrokers Willoughby St
SPENCER & HALL Chemist Owen Street
SPRATT R Sharebrokers Thames See: Sharebrokers
STAR STORE Grocery Karaka Road Mrs Ludlow
STEPHENS Fishmonger Mary Street
STEPHENSONS PRIVATE BOARDINGHOUSE Boarding house Cnr Pollen & Richmond St
STEWART F E Photograher Queen Street
STILLWELL & CO Nursery Parawai
STONE Boat builder Shortland
STRONG AND LATHAM Paint & Paperhangers Pollen Street
STUARTS BAKERY Bakery Pollen Street aka London Bakery
STYAK William Sylvester Sharebrokers Albert Street
SULLY & WARDELL Sharebrokers Pollen Street
SWALES C E Photograher Pollen Street
TARARU STORE Storekeeper Tararu See: F B Hughes
TARGETT E Fish Curer Shortland
TAYLOR A A (Mrs) Confectioner Pollen Street Previously: C G Laurie
TAYLORS FISHERY LTD Fish Shop Cnr Queen & Pahau Street
TEASDALE M Plumber Willoughby Street
TEMPLER, WHALLEY & CO Surveyor Queen St
THAMES AERATED WATER CO Aerated Water Pollen Street see: Menzies
THAMES AUCTION MART Auctioneer Cnr Pollen & Cochrane St
THAMES BAKERY Bakery Pollen Street See: F Trembath
THAMES BAZAAR Fancy Bazaar Brown Street See; John Keesing
THAMES CATTLE MARKET Stock Agent Parawai See: Banks & Co
THAMES CLOTH HALL Drapery Thames See: Joseph Moses
THAMES COUNTY COUNCIL County Council Mary Street
THAMES DRAPERY & CLOTHING Drapery & Clothing Pollen Street
THAMES FREEZING WORKS Freezing Works Thames The Freezing Company
THAMES GALVANISED IRON WORKS Ironmonger Thames See: George McCaul
THAMES LAND BLDG & INVEST SOC (PERM) Building Society Albert Street
THAMES PAINT MANUFACTURING Co Paint Factory Thames See: NZ Paint Manufacturing Co
THAMES PORK AND BACON STORE, Pollen St & Owen St (William Tetley)
THAMES SERVICE & PARKING STATION Service Station Pollen Street
THEATRE ROYAL Theatre Owen Street
THE CORNER SHOP Clothier Cnr Mary & Pollen St See: J Walters
THE FARMERS CO-OP AUCTIONEERING CO Auctioneer Pollen Street see: Central Mart
THE KAURI TIMBER CO Timber Merchants Thames
THE PIONEER STORE Ironmonger Shortland & Waiotahi See: Alexander Hogg
THE T MART ? Owen Street
THE THAMES RAILWAY STATION Govt Dept Shortland & Grahamstown
THE THAMES STATIONERY WAREHOUSE Stationery Shortland & Grahamstown
THE THEATRE ROYAL, HOTEL, AND CAFÉ Owen Street See: Theatre Royal
THOMAS H W E Dentists Pollen Street
THOMSON & CO Painter Richmond St
THOMSON Jas Storekeeper Queen St
THOMPSON John & Co Timber Merchants Beach Grahamstown Late Holdship
THORBURN R S Clothing Pollen Street
THORNE C B Umbrellas Pollen Street Agent: Mrs Willetts
THORNTON SMITH & FIRTH Produce Merchant Thames
THORNTONS Produce Merchant Thames See: Valler & Thornton
TOTARA VINEYARDS Vineyards Totara See: Ah CHAN
TOTTENHAM HOUSE Draper Grahamstown See: Reid Draper
TOWNSON William Chemist Pollen Street
TOWNSEND John Butcher Pollen Street
TREMBATH F Bakery Pollen Street Thames Bakery (Mr Campbells)
TURNER & CO Storekeeper Owen Street
TURNERS J Tailor Mary Street
TURTLE Samuel Sharebrokers Thames See: Sharebrokers
TWENTYMAN R & W Carpenter & Undertaker Pollen Street
TYLER Mr Solicitors Thames See: MacDonald & Miller

Pre-1930 Thames Businesses (P to R)

Further information available at The Treasury - Pre 1930 Business Register folders

Business Name or Surname Firstname Category Address Description

PALMERS Charles Confectioner Pollen Street
PARKER Stables Shortland
PARKES Thomas Farrier Sealey Street
PATERSON James Plumber Thames
PATTERSON J Grocer Kuranui
PAUL J Saddler Pollen Street
PEACE R Music Store Pollen Street
PECKS BAKERY SHOP Bakery Brown Street
PHILLIPS A Bus Proprietor Willoughby St
PHILLIPS T Transport Thames
PHILLIPPS J E Bakery Pollen Street Crown Bakery
PHILLIPPS W & Son Grocer Pollen Street ? Duplication
PHILLIPPS W & Son Painter Pollen Street see also Phillips & Impey
PHILLIPPS & Son Ironmonger Rolleston Street
PHILLIPS & IMPEY LTD Paint Store Pollen Street
PHILLIPPS & IMPEY LTD Paint Store Pollen Street See: Phillips & Impey
PHOENIX BREWERY Brewery Mackay Street
PLANT W Chemist Mary Street
PLANT W Produce Merchant Mary St See: Royal T Mart
POOL D Pie Shop Brown Street
PORTER & Co Ironmonger Thames
POST & TELEGRAPH OFFICES Postal "Queen Street and Pollen Street"
POTTERTON C W Builder Pollen Street
POWELL & MORPETH Ironmonger Shortland
PRATT John Bricklayer Pollen Street
PRENTICE N Surveyor Brown Street
PRICE A & G Ironfounder Beach Road
PROVINCIAL BOARDINGHOUSE Boarding house Queen Street See: WADES Boardinghouse
PUBLIC LIBRARY Library Queen Street
PURIRI CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY Produce Merchant Pollen Street
PURNELL & JARVIS Draper Mary Street
PYNE Charles Stuart Butcher Queen Street
QUADRI Bootmaker Pollen Street
QUINLIVAN J Carrier Thames
RABE W H (Mrs) Fruiterer Pollen Street
RAE Matilda Pawnbroker Thames
RAE James Pawnbroker Thames See: Matilda Rae
RAE BROS Painter Thames
RAWDEN Harry Carrier Thames
RAY Frederick James Chemist Pollen Street See also Nicholson Chemist
READ BROS Hardware Merchant "Brown St and Pollen Street"
READ & CO Auctioneer Cnr Pollen & Cochrane St see: Thames Auction Mart
READ & GILLESPIE Abbattoir Parawai
READER L L Seedsman & Florist Pollen Street
REARDON J J Carpenter & Undertaker Golden Crown Street
REES & TYLER Solicitors Grahamstown
REID & CO Timber Merchants Brown Street See: also READ BROS
REID DRAPER Draper Grahamstown Tottenham House
REID W D Grocer & Insurance Agent Pollen Street
RENSHAW James Hardware Merchant Pollen St, Brown Street
RHODES R M Printer Pollen Street
RICHARDS Charles Iron Merchants Grahamstown
RICHARDSONS Stationery Pollen Street
RICHARDSON W H Motor Cycles Pollen Street see; Also Richardsons
RICKETT J & W Livery Stables Brown Street aka Rickit & Co
RICKIT & CO Transport Brown Street See: Rickett
RILEY H H Printer Pollen Street
ROBERTS J & S Grocer Mary Street
ROBINS A & Co Grocer Pollen Street
ROBINSON John Bakery Beach Road Borough Bakery
ROCHE H J Accountant Grahamstown
ROLLESTON STREET CO-OPERATIVE STORES Produce Merchant Rolleston Street See: Bird & Thomson
ROLLERSON & SON Bakery Karaka Karaka Bakery, previously S Odgrass & McGuire
ROSS George Blacksmith Campbell Street
ROYAL T MART Produce Merchant Mary St W Plant
Post & Telegraph Offices, Government Building, Queen Street, Thames

Pre-1930 Thames Businesses (M to O)

Further information available at The Treasury - Pre 1930 Business Register folders

Business Name or Surname Firstname Category Address Description
MACDONALD & MILLER Solicitors Brown Street See also: Miller & Sons
MACKIE James Wheelwright Brown Street
MADDEN R Hairdresser Brown Street
MANNING & CO Manufacturer Pollen Street
MARKS & Co Bootmaker Owen Street
MARSHALL J Drapery & Clothing Albert Street
MARTIN Geo Drapery & Clothing Pollen Street Martin & Sons
MARTIN Miss Milliner Pollen Street
MARTIN W & P Drapery & Clothing Pollen Street see: Geo Martin
MAXWELL Peter Carrier Thames
MAXWELL & CO Blacksmith Thames
MAY J K Bootmaker Pollen Street
MCCARRON Grocer Rolleston Street
MCCAUL George Ironmonger Thames Thames Galvanised Iron Works
MCDONALD J Stables Grahamstown
MCDONALD SCOTT R Sharebrokers Thames See: Sharebrokers
MCDONALD & CORDES Painters Pollen Street
MCDONNELL & MCMILLAN Car Sales Pollen Street
MCGARRIGLE B Grocer Pollen Street
MCGINLEY & CLARK Sharebrokers Pollen Street
MCGOWAN James Grocer Thames
MCGREGOR R R Cycle dealer Thames
MCGREGOR R R Music Store Albert Street
MCILHANEY James Butcher Pollen Street
MCKNIGHT Butcher Pollen street
MCLAREN James Monteith Engineer Thames
MCLEAN Alexander & Co Plumber Pollen Street
MCLIVER Charles Tobacconist Thames
MCLOUGHLIN James Storekeeper Pollen Street See: Direct Supply Store
MCROBERTS & CO Grocers Owen Street
MEARS S & CO Grocer Pollen Street
MEARS STABLES Livery Stables Mackay Street
MELHOSE Louis Rudolh Wilhelm Sharebrokers Albert Street See also: Sharebrokers
MENNIE & DEY Albert Street J M Mennie Ltd
MENZIES & CO Aerated Water Pollen Street see: Grey & Menzies
MILLER & POULGRAIN Solicitors Pollen Street See: Miller & Sons
MILLER & SON Solicitors Albert Street Miller & Poulgrain
MILLINGTONS Drapery & Millinery Thames
MILNES Tailor Pollen Street
MILNES Thomas W Bootmaker Pollen Street See also: William Hawkes
MINCHER Gordon Service Station Pollen Street
MONTAGUE Patrick Hairdresser & Tobacconist Pollen Street
MONTAGUE & CO Fancy Bazaar Brown Street
MORGAN E C Bootmaker Shortland
MORGAN'S FANCY BAZAAR Fancy Bazaar Shortland See also Shortland Bazaar
MORONEY M Bootmaker Pollen Street
MORRIN T & S Ironmonger Owen Street
MOSES Joseph Drapery Thames Thames Cloth Hall
MUIR J Tailor Brown Street See: Muir Bros
MUIR BROS Tailor Pollen Street
MUIR & PEARSE Assayers Willoughby St
MURPHY John Carter Pollen Street
MURPHY BROTHERS Grocer Owen Street
NASH Mrs Bakery Rolleston Street
NEAL Butcher Owen Street
NEWMAN T W Sharebrokers Pollen Street
NEW ZEALAND BOOT WAREHOUSE Bootmaker Thames See: Zealand Boot Warehouse
NEW ZEALAND CLOTHING FACTORY Clothing Factory Albert Street Hallensteins
NICHOLLS John Carrier Pollen Street
NICHOLS STORE General Merchant Shortland
NICHOLSON T A W Chemist Pollen Street Late F J Ray
NODDER J Fancy Bazaar Pollen Street
NORBURY Mrs Grocery & Sharebroker Pollen Street
NORBURY P Tailor Pollen Street
NORTH BRITISH & MERCANTILE INSURANCE CO Insurance Agent Albert Street Thomas Veale agent
NORTHERN STEAMSHIP COMPANY Transport Burke Street William Ferguson agent
ODGRASS & MCQUIRE Bakery Karaka See: Rollerson & Son
O'HALLORAN G S Auctioneer Grahamstown
O’KEEFE D J Auctioneer Pollen Street
OSBORNE Miss J Bookseller Pollen Street See: Jeffersons
OSBORNE BROTHERS Merchant Albert Street
OWEN & GRAHAM Merchant Albert Street
OYSTER ROOMS Restaurant Brown Street John Howard

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pre-1930 Thames Businesses (I to L)

Further information available at The Treasury - Pre 1930 Business Register folders

Business Name or Surname Firstname Category Address Description

ILES A Photograher Pollen Street
IMPERIAL BAKERY Bakery Pollen Street See: F D Hain
IMPERIAL INSURANCE COMPANY Insurance Agent Grahamstown W McCullough C/- Evening Star
IRVINE A J & E Draper & Millinery Pollen Street
IZOD Lionel Vet Surgeon Shorts Livery Stables
JACOBSEN T B Architect Brown Street
JEFFERSON'S J H Bookseller Pollen Street See Also: M Ardern
JEFFREY'S J Seeds & Produce Brown Street
JENNINGS Wm Fish Shop Mary Street
JOBE Miss Womens & Childrens Clothing Pollen Street
JOHNSON Charles Nursery Sandes Street
JOHNSON Elizabeth (Mrs) Dressmaker Thames
JOHNSTON BROS Hairdresser & Tobacconist Pollen Street
JOHNSTON H M Assayers Grahamstown
JOHNSTON J GRANT Surveyor Pollen Street
JONASSEN Noah Motor Service Station Pollen Street
JORGENSEN & CO Tailor Pollen Street
JOYCE Mrs Artist Thames
JOYNT C Grocer Pollen Street
JUDD'S IRON FOUNDRY Foundry Queen Street
KALLU R S Plumber Sealey Street
KAURI TIMBER CO LTD Timber Merchants Pollen Street See: The Kauri Timber Co
KEESING ? Pollen Street
KEESING John Fancy Bazaar Brown Street Thames Bazaar
KEEVIN T Sports St Georges Hall See: Skating rink
KENDALL W H Butcher Owen Street see: London Butchery
KENNY BROS Carrier Baillie Street
KERNICK James Accountant Albert Street See also: Vautier & Anderson
KEVEN M & Son Storekeeper Thames
KIERNAN Saddler Brown Street
KIESANOWSKI V Tailor Pollen Street
KILGOUR Richard Sharebrokers Pollen Street
KINGS THEATRE Theatre Pollen Street
KIRK Robt Chemist Pollen Street
KITCHINGS T Drapery & Clothing Pollen Street
KNIGHT W Butcher Pollen Street
KOEFORD'S TOMATO SAUCE FACTORY Tomato Sauce Factory Pollen Street
LABARRE M Watchmaker Thames
LAMB BROS Timber Merchants Corner Pollen & Mary Streets
LAMPERIERES BREWERY Brewery Shortland aka Lemprieres
LANGE H H Tailor Thames see: Jno H Lange
LANGE Jno H Tailor Thames Previously H H Lange
LAST Frederick Dentists Brown Street
LAURIE C G Confectioner Pollen Street See: A A Taylor
LAW A Stationery Mary Street
LAWLESS T Tobacconist Brown Street
LEAHY J W Bootmaker Grahamstown
LEARMOUTH William Bakery Brown Street
LEMPRIERES Brewery Shortland See: Lamperieres Brewery
LESSONG & BUSCKI Surveyor Davy Street
LEWIS B C Y Shoe Store Brown Street
LEWIS J W Confectioner Pollen Street
LEYDON John Auctioneer Thames
LICHFIELD & OSBORNE Restaurant Thames
LITCHFIELD WM & Co Grocer Pollen Street aka Litchfield & Co
LLOYD & O'SULLIVAN Cycle dealer Pollen Street
LONDON BAKERY Bakery Pollen Street See: Stuarts Bakery
LONDON BUTCHERY Butcher Owen Street W H Kendall
LOWE & GOODWIN Butcher Pollen Street Henry Lowe, Butcher
LOWNDES OYSTER SALOON Restaurant Pollen Street
LUDLOW Mrs Grocery Karaka Road See: Star Store
LUSK Robert Coal & Wood Yard Davy Street
LYMBURN & SON Painter Albert Street
LYNCH M Milliner Pollen Street