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FATAL SUCCESS A History of the New Zealand Company
Patricia Burns
ISBN0790000113
$37.50

Comprising much wholly new and unpublished material this is the story of the various companies set up by would be colonisers, culminating in the New Zealand Company which set thousands of emigrants to the other side of the world.

Heinemann Reed, Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 327 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE NEW ZEALAND COMPANY'S NATIVE RESERVES
Roland L. Jellicoe
210221601
$55.00

A full history of the company's 'Native' lands in Nelson and Wellington provinces compiled from Parliamentary Papers and Departmental documents, published under the authority of the Hon. Sir Apirana Ngata.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1930. Hardback, no dust jacket. 116 pages. SECONDHAND


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AN ECONOMIC HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND
M.F. Lloyd Prichard
210230211
$32.50

The story of economic activity in New Zealand from beginnings, linking Maori with European settlement in the early nineteenth century and finishing in 1939 with the outbreak of war.

Collins Bros., and Co., Ltd., Auckland, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 464 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM BEADS TO BANKNOTES The Story of Money in New Zealand
R.P. Hargreaves
410201921
$42.50

The story of coins, tokens, promissory notes, bank notes, and other means of exchange that have been used in New Zealand.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 197 pages. SECONDHAND


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RIVER OF EXPERIENCE The Story of a New Zealand Accounting Firm
F J MacLean
51026052
$30.00

A privately published and circulated account of the history of the Chartered Accountants Wilkinson Wilberfoss.

John McIndoe Ltd., Dunedin, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 190 pages. SECONDHAND


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ANZ BANK AN OFFICIAL HISTORY
David Merrett
ISBN086861663X
$42.50

Traces the changing fortunes of the Bank of Australsia, the Union Bank of Australia and the English Scottish and Australia Bank from the mid 1930s through merger to the time of publication. Illustrations.

Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 325 pages. SECONDHAND


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AGE OF ENTERPRISE
Ian Hunter
ISBN9781869403812
$42.50

An innovative and ground breaking study of a critical period in New Zealand economic history and development dealing with entrepreneurship in printing, brewing, sawmilling, textiles, frozen meat and dairying.

Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2007. Softback. 280 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE IRONMASTERS The first hundred years of H.E. Shacklock Ltd.
John H. Angus
410201021
$42.50

The centennial history of the well known Dunedin based foundry and engineering business. Well illustrated.

H.E. Shacklock Ltd., Dunedin, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 111 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHELL IN NEW ZEALAND
Peter Cooke
ISBN0476005957
$60.00

The story of Shell in NZ is dominated by the discovery and development of the Taranaki oil fields, but this is also a story of humble beginnings and the people who made the company what it is now.

Shell Heritage Society, Wellington, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 267 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF THE CANTERBURY FROZEN MEAT COMPANY LIMITED 1882-1957
G R MacDonald
510240001
$37.50

The first 75 years of the meat processing company. Includes relevant information on
local history and the meat-works process etc. Some photographs.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1958. Hardback with dust jacket. 81 pages. SECONDHAND


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NOTHING TO SELL BUT SERVICE
Temple Sutherland
ISBN0340256885
$42.50

The illustrated story of Transport (Nelson) Ltd., founded in 1938 and of its growth and development to the TNL Group worth over 1 billion at the time of publication.

Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., Auckland, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 225 pages. SECONDHAND


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DOMINION SAWMILLERS 50 YEARS A HISTORY
Dominion Sawmillers Federation Inc
2011012004
$42.50

Commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Dominion Sawmillers' Federation, 1917 to 1967, this history describes the pioneering days of the sawmill industry through to wartime demands, and everything from insect control to industrial relations.

Dominion Sawmillers Federation, 1967. Softback. 195 Pages. SECONDHAND.


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PRIDE, PASSION AND PAROCHIALISM A History of FMG 1905-2005
Russ Standing
ISBN9780864694741
$65.00

A chronological and illustrated history of the Otago, Taranaki, Wellington and Hawke's Bay Mutual Insurance Associations, the Dairy Industry Assurance Agency Ltd., the Primary Industries Insurance Co. Ltd., and amalgamated Farmers' Mutual Group.

Dunmore Publishing, Wellington, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 375 pages. SECONDHAND


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FARMERS YOUR STORE FOR 100 YEARS
Ian Hunter
ISBN9781869507633
$42.50

A well illustrated centennial history of New Zealand's largest chain of fashion department stores that began as a mail order business in 1909.

Harper Collins Publishers, Auckland, 2009. Softback. 303 pages. SECONDHAND


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INSIDE STORY OF FARMERS' TRADING CO. LTD.
Malcolm Kay
510220122
$37.50

First complete record of the marvellous growth of Laidlaw Leeds and The Farmers' Trading Co. Ltd. A company history of this iconic Kiwi business. Includes photographs of the founder, company members, department store interiors and early advertising material. This copy in an uncommonly good dust jacket.

The Farmers' Trading Company Limited, Auckland, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket, 335 pages. SECONDHAND


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MOBIL, PROUD OF OUR PAST - COMMITTED TO THE FUTURE
Tony Nightingale
ISBN0473037106
$45.00

One hundred years of Mobil Oil in New Zealand. Wonderful resource of period advertising and promotional graphic design. Large format book. A fascinating company history. Note that the accompanying image is from two scans joined hence the colour discrepancy.

Mobil Oil New Zealand Ltd., 1996. Softback without dust jacket. 219 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FIRST CENTURY A Centenary Review of Winstone Limited
Frank Simpson
510250622
$45.00

Starting in the early colonial years of Auckland, Winstone Ltd. has been instrumental in the growing economy of New Zealand. Supplying construction materials from quarries and brickworks, offering shipping and haulage services, and also being at the forefront of plasterboard manufacturing. An interesting history which shows how Winstone has helped build our cities.

Winstone Limited, Auckland, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 195 pages. SECONDHAND


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PIONEER CONTRACTORS The Story of John McLean and Sons
John McLean
510260913
$65.00

John McLean and Sons contracting firm, John McLean started to build bridges in the Auckland region  in 1870. They built bridges, tunnels, railways and wharves, also the Auckland and Hokitika Waterworks, as well as the Otira Tunnel. A4 laser printed on recto only and spiral bound.

John McLean, Wellington, undated. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM MT TO NSTH Mossburn Transport Co to Northern Southland Transport
Marj Bennetts
ISBN0476000432
$37.50

In 1950 the author, her husband and business partners started the Mossburn Transport Co. This is the story of the growth and prospering of the trucking company which grew into Northern Southland Transport Holdings and the author's family. Some humorous asides to do with trucking misfortunes.

Marj Bennetts, Queenstown, 2003. Softback. 72 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF THE AERATED WATER INDUSTRY IN NZ 1845-1986
Peter E.W. Robson
ISBN0473031663
$57.50

A history of the soft drinks industry as it developed in New Zealand from the first days of colonial settlement, details most of the firms and their products.

NZ Soft Drinks Manufacturers Association, Auckland, 1995. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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SWEET SUCCESS The Story of Cadbury and Hudson in New Zealand
E E Barringer
ISBN0473066319
$37.50

The history of two separate companies that, combined, have been iconic in New Zeland confectionery.

Cadbury Confectionery Limited, Dunedin, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 195 pages. SECONDHAND


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A SAGA OF THE SOUTH
Jack McClenaghan
510221132
$95.00

A century of trading by the Nichol Family in Southland and Otago. A variety of enterprises carried out in Bluff and Invercargill, including owning the whaling ship Chance under Captain Paddy Gilroy. THIS COPY has a gift inscription from 'The Nichol Family'.

Southland News Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1965. Hardback with no dust jacket as issued. 75 pages with folding genealogical chart at rear. SECONDHAND


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RADIO FIDELITY
Virginia Green
ISBN0476015081
$47.50

The story of Angus Tait and an industry sparked by loyalty. Tait Electronics and other businesses created by former employees, Swtichtec, Ben Rumble Communications, and Salcom.

Vividworld Ltd., Auckland, 2005. Hardback with no dustjacket. 226 pages. SECONDHAND


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NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS
Derek Robinson
ISBN9781877338755
$32.50

A history of New Zealand's Meat Hygiene Services 1898-2002. Covers various new developments over the years such as supplying the War Effort, and more recently wild game exports.

Steele Roberts Ltd., Wellington, 2006. Softback. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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WELL MADE NEW ZEALAND
Richard Wolfe
ISBN0474002039
$32.50

A century of trademarks in New Zealand. Hundreds of trademarks and labels reproduced with descriptive tetx and history of the brand. Organised thematically.

Reed Methuen, Auckland, 1987. Softback with no dust jacket. 138 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE RICH LIST
Graeme Hunt
ISBN9780790007403
$35.00

Wealth and enterprise in New Zealand 1820-2000. A history form the earliest, pre-treaty entrepreneurs, up to the hectic 1980's share market and property speculators. Includes NBR Rich List for 2000.

Reed Books. Auckland, 2000. Softback. 322 pages. SECONDHAND


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CUTTING EDGE (Carter Holt Harvey)
Selwyn Parker
ISBN9780140284836
$37.50

100 years of innovation from the Carter Holt Harvey firm, originating in three remarkable individuals, whose work built the basis of the international corporation.

Penguin Books, Auckland, 2000. Softback. 248 pages. SECONDHAND


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REVOLUTION NEW ZEALAND FROM FORTRESS TO FREE MARKET
Marcia Russell
ISBN9781869584283
$32.50

The decade between 1984 and 1993 saw the deregulation of the Welfare State of New Zealand into a free-market free for all. Major political and business leaders recount these times in their own words.

Hodder Moa Beckett, Auckland, 1996. Softback. 255 pages. SECONDHAND


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SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Leslie Verry
ISBN0864640471
$32.50

The story of Independent Newspapers Ltd. From the Blundell Bros Wellington Evening Post, and other smaller operations, all eventually combined into the the INL publishing concern.

INL Print Ltd., Lower Hutt, 1985. Softback. 367 pages. SECONDHAND 


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MEAT ACTS
Mick Calder and Janet Tyson
ISBN9780958205238
$37.50

A history of the New Zealand meat industry 1972-1997. Chronological account detailing the ups and downs of the market and changes in the meat industry.

Meat New Zealand, Wellington, 1999. Softback. 412 pages. SECONDHAND


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WATTIES THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS
Geoff Conly
710260721
$37.50

History of Sir James Watties successful food packaging and distribution company. From early beginnings in the Hawkes Bay Heretaunga Plains, to a global player 50 years later.

J Watties Canneries Ltd., Hastings, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 222 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM TIN SHED TO KNIGHTHOOD
Bob Stewart as told to Don Grady
81028001
$32.50

The brains behind PDL Ltd. tells his story about his apprenticeship in the electrical trade and the growth of his successful plastics and electrical company. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription from Bob on the title page.

Shoal Bay Press, Wellington, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket.120 pages. SECONDHAND


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EMPIRE OF THE DAIRY FARMERS
David Yerex edited by Doug McGilvary
ISBN0959762477
$30.00

The history of an industry that grew from family farms into co-operatives and multi-national corporations.

NZ Dairy Exporter Books, Petone, 1989. Softback. 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CENTURY OF STATE-HONED ENTERPRISE
Andrew Kirkland and Peter Berg
ISBN9780958334136
$32.50

100 years of State Plantation Forestry in New Zealand. From earliest introduction of exotics to the formation of State Forest Service Plantations and allied industries. 

Profile Books, Auckland, 1997. Softback. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LEADING EDGE
Piers MacLaren
ISBN9780473101831
$30.00

The originating history of Medium Density Fibreboard in New Zealand. Why MDF became necessary and how it was produced and marketed.

New Zealand Institute of Forestry Inc., Christchurch, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 150 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
Compiled by Terry Perriam
ISBN0473007681
$32.50

A history of the Waitaki-Pukeuri Freezing Works in Oamaru 1914-1989. Includes a chapter describing the operationsof the works.

Waitaki International Ltd., Christchurch, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 199 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FULTON HOGAN STORY 1933-1993
A T Tyrrell
ISBN0473016494
$47.50

The history of this contracting company founded by Jules Fulton and Bob Hogan. Fulton Hogan have amalgamated various other bitumen and contracting industries and companies in New Zealand.

Fulton HoganHoldings Ltd., Dunedin, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 230 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ROAD FROM SADDLE HILL
F.O. Bennett
710290521
$37.50

Biography of Tom Brash who grew with the dairy industry to become its most prestigious executive. His block of Nelson scrub country was transformed into a successful apple orchard and he became President of the NZ Fruitgrowers Federation. Fascinating social and agricultural history. Scarce.

Privately published by Alan Brash, Auckland, 1982. Softback. 298 pages SECONDHAND


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OWENS
John McCrystal
ISBN9780959785364
$30.00

The life and businesses of Sir Robert Owens. Bob Owens started alone in business in 1953, and built up an international company in the Owens Group, Australasia's leading freight operator.

Four Star Books, Auckland, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 270 pages. SECONDHAND


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DEFYING GRAVITY THE FISHER AND PAYKEL STORY
Keith Davies
ISBN9780908990948
$37.50

The story of the whiteware company that became the first NZ multinational, and its subsidiary healthcare appliance company.

David Ling, Auckland, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 311 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE NORTHLAND CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY INDUSTRY
Gordon McLauchlan
ISBN9780959785333
$47.50

An illustrated history of the dairy industry in Northland and of the people who built it up over more than one hundred years.

Four Star Books, Auckland, 1996. Softback. 188 pages. SECONDHAND


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WESTPAC The Bank that Broke the Bank
Edna Carew
ISBN9780868246642
$30.00

Australia's most famous banking disaster, a combination of risky property deals and bad loans culminating in a 1.6 billion dollar loss. The author interviewed hundreds of people including Westpac staff.

Doubleday, Sydney, 1997. Softback. 460 pages. SECONDHAND


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BETWEEN GOVERNMENTS AND BANKS
G R Hawke
8102503
$37.50

A history of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, ikncluding the New Zealand banking system before 1934.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 244 pages. SECONDHAND


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UNDER FOUR FLAGS
Smith, Bell and Company
81026002
$30.00

From a small British trading firm in the Phillipines, Smith Bell & Co. grew into an international conglomerate. Weathering war, revolution and Japanese occupation, and Phillipine independence, this records their trading 'under four flags'.

Smith Bell & Co. (1972). Hardback with no dust jacket. 68 pages. SECONDHAND


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INDEPENDENT BY NAME INDEPENDENT BY NATURE
Charles Shadbolt with Mike Bradstock
ISBN9780473160661
$35.00

The first 50 years of Independent Fisheries Ltd., from Howard Shadbolt's Fish and Chip Shop in Linwood, through expansion of the company, factories and it's fleet.

Independent Fisheries Ltd., Christchurch, 2009. Softback, 116 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHEELS AND DEALS
Bill Richardson
ISBN9780473062781
$45.00

H W Richardson Group Ltd., at the time of writing one of NZs largest companies. A family run business with interests in ready-mix and transport in Southland. First published in 1999.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 148 pages. SECONDHAND


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TREE PEOPLE Forest Service Memoirs
Compiled by John Halkett, Peter Berg and Brian Mackrell
ISBN9780473012786
$42.50

The history of the Service up to its abolition in 1987. Includes over 100 photos of staff at work in the field planting, logging, at pest control etc.

New Zealand Forestry Corporation Ltd., Wellington, (1990). Softback. 156 pages. SECONDHAND