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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]

Astley And Son

Astley And Son (Elijah Astley and John Edward Astley), Tanners, Auckland; Store, Albert Street, Auckland; Tannery, Avondale. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand. Mr. E. Astley was apprenticed to Mr. James Huberstey, of Chorley, Lancashire, England, and was subsequently in business for eighteen years on his own account. In 1880, both Mr. E. Astley and Mr. J. E. Astley came to New Zealand. Mr. E. Astley became manager of the leather dressing department of the tannery of Messrs B. Gittos and Sons, and held the position till 1888. Mr. J. E. Astley also completed his apprenticeship, which was begun in England, and worked as a journeyman currier at the same tannery for a number of years, and subsequently in Australia. The present business was commenced in 1888, and has been marked by a steady expansion of trade, the manufactures of the firm finding a ready market throughout New Zealand, and also in Sydney and London. Messrs Astley have always endeavoured to keep pace with the improved methods which have from time to time been introduced into the tanning industry, and, with this in view, have purchased a considerable amount of modern machinery. Their object has ever been to produce an article of uniform and reliable quality, and, if the demand for their goods is any proof, they have succeeded in doing so.