Mr. G. W. Reid.
Mr. G. W. Reid was born at Riverton in 1886. He was educated in Wellington, where at the Terrace School and Wellington College he stood high on scholarship and prize lists, says the Dunedin “Star.” He graduated from Victoria University College as Bachelor of Commerce, and obtained an honours pass in the accountancy professional examinations. His wife, herself a graduate of Victoria College (in Arts), is a daughter of the late Mr. C. A. Strack, who was well known in educational circles and was manager of the Court of Education at the big Exhibition
New Zealand's Finest Railway Station.
(Rly. Publicity photo.)
A recent view of the new station at Auckland, shewing the forecourt with its gardens and lawns and ornamental masonry.
of 1925–26. Mr. Reid went to Dunedin in 1912 to enter into practice as a public accountant and to take up an appointment as the first lecturer in accountancy at the University of Otago on the establishment of the commerce faculty in that year. Mr. Reid has a record of twenty years’ continuous service at the University, where he now occupies the position of Dean of the Commerce Faculty, and is a member of the Professorial Board. He is a member of the Council of the New Zealand Society of Accountants, representing Otago, and is chairman of the local branch of that society. Last year he was selected as a member of the Royal Commission on Railways, but a temporary indisposition prevented him from taking up the work. He is a partner in the well-known firm of W. E. C. Reid and Co., public accountants, and has had a wide experience and a close connection with many of the business interests in the city. It will be remembered that, in cooperation with an electrical expert, he was selected to make a comprehensive report on the affairs of the Otago Electric Power Board. Through his firm he has been closely associated with several large business mergers in recent years. He is well known as the secretary of the Dunedin Manufacturers’ Association.