The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Simpson, Duncan Mcgregor
Simpson, Duncan Mcgregor, Painter, Paperhanger, Picture Framer, etc., Karangahape Road, Auckland. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand, Newton branch. Mr. Simpson was born in Glasgow in 1859, and was apprenticed to Messrs G. J. and G. Raye, leading decorators, oil and colour dealers, of Glasgow, and after leaving them was for ten years with Messrs McKenzie and Mouchr, builders and engineers. During this time Mr. Simpson gained considerable experience, as much of his time was spent in travelling for the firm through England, Ireland, and Scotland. In 1886 he came to New Zealand in the ship “Alaska,” and twelve months after his arrival in Auckland, commenced business on his own account in North Street. He removed to his present address in 1889, and so successful has he been that he has found it necessary to enlarge his premises. Mr. Simpson has a very attractive and complete stock of wall papers, paints, oils, colours, mouldings, etc., and anything pertaining to the painting trade may le obtained from him. The shop covers a floorage space of about 500 square feet.