Comprising much wholly new and unpublished material this is the story of the various companies set up by would be colonisers, culminating in the New Zealand Company which set thousands of emigrants to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