The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]
Watson, John , General Draper, George Street, Port Chalmers; 159 George Street, and 24 Lower Rattray Street, Dunedin; private residence, Bellevue, Port Chalmers. Mr. Watson began business at Port Chalmers in 1875, and now employs about thirty assistants at Port Chalmers and at his branch shops in George Street and Lower Rattray Street, Dunedin. In addition to being thus extensively engaged as a general draper and outfitter, Mr. Watson is a large exporter of frozen rabbits. In this connection he trades as Cowan and Co., at Port Chalmers and Mataura, and keeps two first class graders employed in the important work of receiving, packing, and shipping. Mr. Watson is referred to in another article as a member of the Otago Harbour Board.