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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]

Waby, Benjamin and Co

Waby, Benjamin and Co. , Watch-makers. Jewellers, Engravers, and Art Goods Dealers, 80 George Street, Dunedin. Mr. Waby was born in 1876, and educated at the George Street school. He entered the employment of Messrs D. Benjamin and Co., in 1889, and for about thirteen years was connected with that firm's jewellery business, where he gained a thorough knowledge of the trade. Early in 1902, he decided to try his luck on his own account in the retail line, and opened his now well known shop at 80 George Street. Mr. Waby's stock is already famous for its Japanese ware; and the china includes Doulton, Beleek, Wedgewood, Bretby, Dresden, and Austrian. The firm stocks many outside lines that the trade have never taken up, including Maori goods, such as kits, mats, piu-pius, and fish-hooks. Watches, jewellery and plate are on view, in
Mr. B. Waby.

Mr. B. Waby.

a fine skilfully selected variety. The repairing departments are in skilled hands, and every care is taken to increase the good reputation enjoyed by the firm.