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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]



Bates, Joseph William, Pharmaceutical Chemist and Optician, Heretaunga Street, Hasting. This business was established by Mr. Tyerman, and acquired by the present proprietor in the year 1900. The premises consist of a two-storeyed building, which contains a large pharmacy, fitted up with handsome glass cases, containing a heavy stock of drugs, chemists sundries, proprietary medicines, and toilet requisites. The proprietor also carries a well-assorted stock of photographic requisites, and a dark room has been fitted up for the use of customers. Four assistants are employed in the business. Mr. Bates was born on the 2nd of April, 1872, at Akaroa, Canterbury, and was educated at the Christchurch Boys' High School. He was afterwards apprenticed to Mr. W. P. Townend, Christchurch, and subsequently held an appointment for two years as dispenser at the Christchurch Hospital. Mr. Bates finally settled in Hastings, where he has since conducted a successful business. He is president of the Hastings Photographic Society, and is a member of the Hastings Bowling Club.

Brown and Ross, photo.Mr. J. W. Bates.

Brown and Ross, photo.
Mr. J. W. Bates.

Gillespie, James Robert, Chemist and Druggist, Hastings. Mr. Gillespie is a son of Mr. John Gillespie, contractor, of Palmerston, Otago.
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He was born in the year 1873, educated at the George Street school, Dunedin, and entered the wholesale drug store of Messrs Sainsbury, Ellisdon and Company, of Rattray Street. He afterwards went to the retail establishment of Mr. E. S. Ellisdon, in Princes Street, where he remained for about five years, and gained a thorough knowledge of the trade. When Mr. Ellisdon sold out to Mr. J. A. Carrighan, Mr. Gillspie continued as assistant, and on the death of his principal he carried on the business for the executors for about a year. After a short engagement with Mr. Dutton, chemist, of Dunedin, he took a trip round the Colony, and in 1896 became manager of Dr. Neil's Botanic Dispensary, in Naiper. He subsequently removed to Hastings, where he has since conducted his present business.