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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Comprising much wholly new and unpublished material this is the story of the various companies set up by would be colonisers, culminating in the New Zealand Company which set thousands of emigrants to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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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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FARMERS IN BUSINESS 1880-1980, A Century of Service to South Canterbury
Eulla Williamson
510250032
$30.00

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


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A DRIVING FORCE The Laugesen Family and the Midland Group of Companies
Keith Laugesen
ISBN0473074931
$37.50

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


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TRUE AND FAIR A History of Price Waterhouse
Edgar Jones
ISBN9780241001721
$35.00

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


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MILESTONES IN NEW ZEALAND The History of Bayer in New Zealand to the year 2000
Bayer New Zealand
ISBN9780473067045
$30.00

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


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JAMES FLETCHER: BUILDER
Neil Robinson
ISBN034012590X
$37.50
$20.00

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


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PRIDE OF PLACE A History of the Fletcher Construction Company
Peter Shaw
ISBN0442318952
$45.00

A complete and well illustrated centennial history of the New Zealand and South Pacific building company from it's founding in 1908.

The Fletcher Construction Co. Ltd., Auckland, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 207 pages. SECONDHAND


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FLETCHERS A Centennial History of Fletcher Building
Paul Goldsmith
ISBN9781877378355
$37.50

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


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NO JOB TOO HARD Volume 2
Jack Smith
ISBN9781927242360
$75.00

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


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PAPERMAKING PIONEERS
John H Angus
51020192
$37.50

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


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MILL IN THE VALLEY
Maurice Kelly
91021001
$30.00

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


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WOOLSCOURS OF NEW ZEALAND
Julie Bremner
ISBN0908563116
$65.00

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


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PYNE GOULD GUINNESS THE JUBILEE HISTORY 1919-1969
Compiled by P G Stevens
61023081
$35.00

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


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CENTENARY 100 YEARS OF STATE INSURANCE
Graeme Hunt
ISBN9780473100971
$32.50

A history of State Insurance, including it's privatisation and sale in 1990.

IAG New Zealand Ltd., Auckland, 2005. Softback. 238 pages. SECONDHAND


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FLY BY NIGHT
Chris Reid
ISBN9780473327545
$39.99

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


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THE BEST IS YET TO COME
Dave Wilson, Don Rae, Andrew Trevelyan and Angela Lamont
610250721
$32.50

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


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A VERY GOOD BUSINESS
Brian Carroll
ISBN0959677550
$30.00

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


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THROUGHOUT THE EAST COAST
Len Anderson
61029063
$30.00

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 


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THE ELDERS EXPLOSION
Tim Hewat
ISBN9781862563308
$35.00

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


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BUILDING A BANK
Tony Farrington
ISBN9780670874453
$30.00

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


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ONE HUNDRED I'M BID
Ken Stead
ISBN9790473041693
$35.00

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


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ASSURING AND ENDURING
Tim Sole and others
ISBN9781877514210
$30.00

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


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PRIDE OF PLACE
Peter Shaw
ISBN0442318952
$47.50

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


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FROM FARM TO FORK
Clive A Lind
ISBN9780473165383
$45.00

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


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A LONG SEASON, A HISTORY OF AFFCO NEW ZEALAND
John McCrystal
ISBN047600795X
$30.00

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


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A HISTORY OF THE MEDICAL ASSURANCE SOCIETY
Humphrey Rainey
ISBN0473036932
$37.50

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


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THE HISTORY OF GLAXO IN NEW ZEALAND Second Edition
Julia Millen
ISBN0473043017
$47.50

The illustrated history of the pharmaceutical company from its founding in Wellington from Joseph Nathan to Glaxo Wellcome. First published in 1991.

Glaxo Welcome NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1997. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 180 pages. SECONDHAND


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QUALITY BAKERS NEW ZEALAND
Susan M Butterworth
ISBN0473035707
$37.50

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


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DETERMINED TO WIN
Robert Stewart
ISBN97818775537311
$30.00

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


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MADE IN NEW ZEALAND
Selwyn Parker
ISBN9780340599518
$30.00

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


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COAL The Rise and Fall of King Coal in New Zealand
Matthew Wright
ISBN9781869537234
$30.00

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