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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]

Morris, A. H.

Morris, A. H., Oil and Colourman, 117 Hobson Street, Auckland. Telephone, 927. Bankers, National Bank of New Zealand. Mr. Morris carries on his business in a fine three-storey brick and stone building, and everything pertaining to the painting trade is to be obtained from him. The building contains a roomy basement which is used for the storage of leads, oils, etc., and in the shop, which occupies a floorage space of about 1500 square feet, a large stock of paperhangings, glass, picture mouldings, painters' requisites, etc., is kept. Mr. Morris is a direct importer and draws his supplies from the leading English and Continontal firms. He is constantly in receipt of large shipments of material, and is able to supply all the latest novelties in wall papers, etc. In connection with his wholesale department he does a large business. Mr. Morris is a native of the Isle of Wight, and came to New Zealand in 1874. For three years he was with Messrs W. Gilchrist and Co., of Dunedin, and was for several years in business on his own account in Christchurch. In 1884 he removed
Mr. A. H. Morris's Premises.

Mr. A. H. Morris's Premises.

page 348 to Auckland and commenced business in Newton, but subsequently went into his present premises, where he has worked up a fine connection. Mr. Morris is ably assisted by Mrs Morris, who, by her unremitting attention to customers, has contributed largely to the development of the business.