The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Gapes, Thomas, and Co.
Gapes, Thomas, and Co., Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers, 71 Victoria Street, Christchurch. This firm's business was established many years ago by Mr. James Gapes, father of the present proprietor. The firm transacts a large business, and employs from twelve to fifteen men. Messrs Gapes and Co. are importers of paints, oils, paper-hangings, and other materials required in their trade, which is both wholesale and retail. The late Mr. James Gapes, and Mr. Thomas Gapes, are both referred to in other articles as ex-mayors of Christchurch.