Comprising much wholly new and unpublished material this is the story of the various companies set up by would be colonisers, culminating in the New Zealand Company which set thousands of emigrants to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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The first 75 years of the meat processing company. Includes relevant information onlocal history and the meat-works process etc. Some photographs.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1958. Hardback with dust jacket. 81 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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.
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
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
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
One Hundred Years of Trading by The Canterbury Farmers' Co-op. Association Limited, Timaru and Branches. Includes chapters on the Waimate, Geraldine, Fairlie and Temuka Branches. Rolls of staff and directors etc. Illustrated with photographs.
The Canterbury Farmers' Co-operative Association Ltd., Timaru, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
Christian Louis and his wife Emilie Laugesen arrived at Lyttelton on the Crusader in 1873. Their grandchildren, three brothers, each made great successes with their Midland Group of companies. Mainly concerned with transport and vehicle rentals.
J K Laugesen, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 183 pages. SECONDHAND
One of the largest and oldest accountancy practices in the world. This study explains how the firm has thrived over 140 years of uninterrupted practice.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 444 pages. SECONDHAND
Company history of the pharmaceutical firm's New Zealand and South Pacific operation. The company expanded it's business in this area after the upheavals of the Second World War.
Bayer New Zealand Ltd., Auckland, 2000. Softback. 220 pages. SECONDHAND
Sir James Fletcher arrived in Dunedin in 1908 with just his carpenter's tools. Through hard work and calculated risk taking he built up one of New Zealand's greatest industrial enterprises. He was also Commissioner of Defence Construction during WW2. THIS COPY is lacking a dust jacket.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1970. Hardback with no dust jacket. 189 pages. SECONDHAND
The political and economic history of Fletcher Building and the inter-relation between the company and the nation over a century.
David Ling Publishing Limited, Auckland, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 352 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of Fletcher Construction 1940-1965. Second part in Smith's account of the growth of the company through local and overseas projects. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Steele Roberts, Wellington, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 587 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of New Zealand Paper Mills Ltd. and its predecessors, 1876-1976. Paper making in New Zealand began at Mataura and Dunedin. Includes stories about employees, machinery and processes.
New Zealand Paper Mills Limited, Mataura, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 212 pages. SECONDHAND
A centennial history of Arthur Ellis and Company Limited, who later rebranded as Fairydown. From bedding and matresses they expanded into outdoors materials through an interest in tramping and mountaineering.
Arthur Ellis and Co. Ltd., Dunedin, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
Tales of the early industry. A look at the processes used, and the firms involved in wool scouring. Firms are covered region by region, the War Effort (WW2), and technological advances.
NZ Woolscourers Association Inc., Christchurch, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 136 pages. SECONDHAND
Company history of PGG, formed from the merging of three established stock and station agents. PGG and it's forebears were important in the development of agriculture in Canterbury.
Pyne, Gould, Guinness Ltd., Christchurch, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 152 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of State Insurance, including it's privatisation and sale in 1990.
IAG New Zealand Ltd., Auckland, 2005. Softback. 238 pages. SECONDHAND
Chris Reid helped to grow a fledgling London courier company into the global giant DHL. He recounts the obstacles that had to be overcome to make it what it is today.
The Business Engine Ltd., Auckland, 2105. Softback. 254 pages. NEW
The story of Tait Radio Communications, a groundbreaking Christchurch electronics firm. From his experience with radio during WWII, Angus Tait developed what became a worldwide trade in radio telephones and electronic equipment. The story of Angus and the company.
Tait Radio Communications, Christchurch, (2004). Softback. 111pages. SECONDHAND
One hundred years of James Hardie Industries Limited 1888-1988. Australian building supplies manufacturer. Most well known as the producer of Fibrolite products.
James Hardie Industries Ltd., Sydney, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 256 pages. SECONDHAND
The Story of Williams and Kettle Ltd., stock and station agents in the Hawkes Bay and Poverty Bay areas. Published in an edition of 6,000 copies.
Pictorial Publications Ltd., Hastings, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
One hundred and fifty years of progress from Elder to Elliott. The conglomeration of Elders, Henry Jones IXL, and Carlton and United Breweries in 1907 marked the rise of Elders Limited, an Australian-based agribusiness company.
Bay Books, Sydney, 1988. Softback. 168 pages. SECONDHAND
The Century that made Countrywide Bank. From beginnings in building societies and The Auckland Co-operative Terminating Building Society.
Viking, Auckland, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 268 pages. SECONDHAND
A centennial history of Turners & Growers. New Zealand's foremost wholesale produce market, this shows its innovation through the years in depression, war and peace.
Kestrel Publishing, Auckland, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 240 pages. SECONDHAND
Fifty years of Civic Assurance, originally the Municipalities Cooperative Insurance Company. Insuring New Zealand's local body councils against natural disasters. Includes assessments of the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010-2011.
Oratia Media Ltd., Auckland, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 125 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the Fletcher Construction Company, published to celebrate 100 years of business. Founder James Fletcher arrived in Dunedin from Scotland in 1908. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
The Fletcher Construction Company Limited, Auckland, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 207 pages. SECONDHAND
The first fifty years of Alliance Group Limited. Continuation of A Cut Above, this explores Alliance Freezing Company's second 25 years.
Alliance Group Ltd., Invercargill, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 292 pages. SECONDHAND
Centennial history of the Auckland Farmers' Freezing Company Limited. Information on staff and premises as well as company ups and downs. Illustrated.
Kukupa Press/ AFFCO NZ Ltd., Wellington, 2004. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND
The first 75 years of this co-operative medical insurance society, from its founding in 1921. A fascinating account of an society that has weathered depressions and earthquakes but has managed to stay independent of the insurance giants. THIS COPY has a small scuff mark to the rear cover.
The Medical Assurance Society, Wellington, 1996. Softback. 171 pages. SECONDHAND
The first 25 years of Quality Bakers NZ Ltd. a co-operative formed in 1968. Gives details of members and changes in the bakery trade due to modernisation and automation. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Quality Bakers NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 265 pages. SECONDHAND
Autobiography by the founder of SKOPE Manufacturing, detailing how he built up the company selling heating and refrigeration. Stewart has had many interests including yacht and power-boat racing.
Random House New Zealand, Auckland, 2014. Softback. 350 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of Sir James Fletcher (JC) and how he grew Fletcher Holdings into an industrial empire based on steel, timber and paper. His son Hugh then transformed this into Fletcher Challenge. A biography, and a history of his company.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 250 pages. SECONDHAND
How coal was fundamental to the growth of NZ communities and industry, and how it was finally displaced by gas and electricity.
David Bateman, Auckland, 2014. Softback with dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
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