The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Emeny, William George
Emeny, William George, Builder and Contractor, Luke's Lane, off Manners Street. Private residence, Alpha Street. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand. Mr. Emeny was born at Wanganui in 1859. He is a son of the late Mr. W. G. Emeny, of the Royal Oak Hotel. He was apprenticed to the trade of a cabinetmaker, but left the business and went into the building line, working for some years for Mr. James Hanson, under whom he rose to the position of shop foreman. On Mr. Ranson's retirement in 1889, Mr. Emeny succeeded, and has earned it on since with success. He has erected quite a number of buildings in Wellington, including the Boys! Institute, Mr. George London's shops and dwellings in Cuba Street, Messrs. Townsend and Paul's horse bazaar and warehouse, Victoria Street, Mr. George Bodley's premises, Lambton Quay, and the Commercial Travellers' and Warehouseman's Club. Mr. Emeny is a member of the Wellington Builders' Society.