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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]

Mackay, S. and W

Mackay, S. and W. (Samuel Mackay and William Mackay), Booksellers, Stationers, and News Agents, 201 Lambton Quay, and 47 Cuba Street, Wellington. Telephones 617 and 618 P.O. Box 53. Bankers, Bank of New South Wales. Private residences: Mr. S. Mackay, Molesworth Street. Mr. W. Mackay, Abel Smith Street. This large business was established by the present proprietors in 1881. The leading line of the trade conducted by Messrs. S. and W. Mackay is that of booksellers. Large stocks of the latest works, specially imported by the firm from the best publishing houses in Great Britain, are kept at the two establishments named above. But the specialty lies in the supply of educational books for both the primary and secondary schools, a very large business being done in this connection. Messrs. S. and W. Mackay also keep up-to-date stocks of stationery, and do a considerable trade in the leading magazines and newspapers.