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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Printers, Stationers, Etc

Printers, Stationers, Etc.

Forrest, Charles Alfred, Process Artist, Advertising Agent, Post Card, Fancy Goods, and Stationery Importer, Victoria Avenue, Wanganui. This business was established in the Union Bank Buildings in 1904. The premises contain a photographic studio and a large showroom, with a fine display of imported gcods, including post cards, fancy goods, novelties, stationery, etc. A specialty is made of advertising novelties, lithographic work, ticket and show-card writing, process work, and the painting of advertising sheets. Mr Forrest was born in Brentford, England, in the year 1871, and came to New Zealand with his father at six years of age. He was educated in Christchurch, where he spent some time as a fancy-box maker and painter. He subsequently followed the same occupation in Wellington, and gained a knowledge of ticket and signwriting. In 1900 he removed to Wanganui, where he afterwards started his present business. Mr Forrest is a member of the Garrison Band and the Order of Druids. He is married and has one son.

Hatherly and Johnson (F. H. Hatherly and G. N. H. Johnson), Printers, Publishers, Bookbinders, Lithographers, and Process Engravers, Wicksteed Place, Wanganui. This business was established in the year 1901 by Mr Hatherly, who was soon afterwards joined in partnership by Mr Johnson. The business is conducted in a fine two-storeyed building, with a frontage to Wicksteed Street. This contains the shop and offices, and at the rear is a separate building containing the general printing and works department and storeroom. The firm is noted for the fine class of printing, lithographic work, and process engravings it turns out, and fifteen persons are employed in the business.

Mr Frank Henry Hatherly, of the firm of Messrs. Hatherly and Johnson, was born in the year 1875, in Nottingham, England, where he was educated. After leaving school he spent a year in the office of the Midland Railway Company, and afterwards was for fiye years and a half in the Nottingham and Notts Bank. In the year 1897 he came to New Zealand, page 616 worked for a time for the A.1. Company, and then joined the staff of the Wanganui “Chronicle,” before establishing his present business. Mr Hatherly is a past master of the local lodge of Freemasons. He is married, and has two children.

Mr George Newington Hughes Johnson, of the firm of Messrs. Hatherly and Johnson, was born at Staverton, Northamptonshire, England, in the year 1874, and was educated at Pocklington, Yorkshire, and the Oxford University. For some years after leaving school he followed farming pursuits on his father's estate in England, and then emigrated to America. In the year 1899 he came to New Zealand, and, after a short time spent at Tayforth, Wanganui, joined Mr Hatherly in partnership. Mr Johnson married a daughter of Dr. Hatherly, and has two children.