Willis & Aiken: 1902

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The company , established in 1887, still exists as PWAGriffin (the PWA stands for Purse, Willis and Aiken).

Here’s an example of their work:

Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978. Gaiety Theatres (Australia), in conjunction with Martin, Doohan & Carroll, proudly present Tex Morton, “the greatest and most versatile entertainer of our time” on stage in person. 3 complete shows in one! Singing! Shooting! Hypnotism! [1950].. [Posters collected by Charles Cabot, for variety, comedy, and music-hall shows and performances in New Zealand. 1950-1959].. Ref: Eph-E-CABOT-Variety-1950-01. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23019301

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

Triggs & Denton: 1902

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Article in The Press, 9 February 1907 on Triggs and Denton’s Exhibit. (Papers Past)

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

Trist and Small: 1902

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A 1981 article on Trist and Small in the Addington Raceway timeline.

Image in Kete Christchurch

A 1940s view of their premises in Kete Christchurch.

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

Morrow, Bassett & Co : 1902

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Morrow and Bassett ghost signs Morrow and Bassett ghost signs
Morrow and Bassett ghost signsMorrow and Bassett ghost signs
You might recognise these names from a couple of ghost signs just off  Madras Street:
A clever bit of research by Phil Braithwaite reveals more about the company and its connection to McCormick reapers and binders, using page 259 of the 1902 Tourist Guide to Canterbury as a source.

If you are interested in ghost signs, see our earlier post on Pannells Bootmakers and check out Mark Spurgeon’s splendid site Preserve that documents such signage.

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

S. and A. Luttrell architects: 1902

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Sidney and Alfred Luttrell, architects, were known for work like this:

Photo of King Edward Barracks, corner of Cashel and Montreal Streets, Christchurch [1905]

This photograph shows the King Edward army barracks under construction in 1905. Sidney Luttrell (1872-1932), who is pictured in the right foreground with his brother Alfred on the left, designed 21 latticed, curved steel girders to span the 36.5m width as economically as possible and to support the curved, corrugated iron roof.

They also designed:

The Roman Catholic church at Mount Magdala, near Halswell

Photo of The opening of the Roman Catholic church at Mount Magdala, near Halswell  [1912]
The opening of the Roman Catholic church at Mount Magdala, near Halswell
[1912]
Manchester Courts

A  New Zealand sky-scraper  [1906]
A New Zealand sky-scraper [1906]
The Bandsmens Memorial Rotunda

The opening of the Bandsmens Memorial rotunda, Botanic Gardens, Christchurch
[19 September 1926]
The Majestic Theatre
The Majestic (and its potential demolition) is currently in the news. The article Majestic Theatre to be demolished was published on 8 December 2013.
The Majestic

Read more:

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

Map of Canterbury: 1902

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

Sanitarium or health home: 1902

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In December of 1900, Edward Halsey, a Seventh-day Adventist and baker trained at the Battle Creek Sanitarium, came to New Zealand to prepare healthy food for a small health home. He began making batches of Granola, New Zealand’s first breakfast cereal, Caramel Cereals (a coffee substitute) and wholemeal bread in a humble wooden shed in the Christchurch suburb of Papanui. These products became known as Sanitarium Health Foods. Demand began to grow outside the health home as patients wished to continue eating these products even when they were well. (from Sanitarium website)

Search DigitalNZ for Sanitarium images and articles.

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

Marine Hotel, Sumner: 1902

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Morton's Marine Hotel, Sumner.
Morton’s Marine Hotel, Sumner.

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

Billiards: 1902

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The only Christchurch business name I can think of with an umlaut.

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

Slaymaker: High-class tailors and habit makers: 1902

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It seems Slaymaker’s was one of the firms destroyed in the devastating 6 February 1908 fire in Christchurch city.

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.