The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Commercial, Industrial, and Professional
Commercial, Industrial, and Professional.
McGlashan, Alfred James, Anetioneer, Land, Estate, and General Commission Agent, and House Furnisher, Queen Street and Heretaunga Street. Hastings. This business was established in November, 1904, by the present proprietor. The auction mart is a wooden building, eighty fect square, and public sales are held regularly on Saturdays, and also as required. The furniture warehouse in Heretaunga Street measures about thirty feet by ninety feet, carries a large stock of general hosue furnishings, and is in charge of an experienced manager. Mr. McGlashan was born in the year 1874, at Farndon, Hawke's Bay, where he was educated. He was afterwards for fifteen years in the employment of Mr. Montague Lascelles, of Napier, and became chief clerk and assistant auctioneer. He subsequently resigned this position in order to establish his present business in Hastings. Mr. McGlashan is a member of the Clive Lodge of Oddfellows, of which he has been secretary for ten years.
Mr. A. J. McGlashan.
Fraser, John A., Accountant, Hastings. Mr. Fraser was born in Tunbridge, England, was educated at Haileybury College, Hertford, and afterwards spent two years in teaching in France, Germany, and Spain. He came to New Zealand in the year 1886, landed at Timaru, and followed commercial pursuits for three years, during which period he pursned his studies and matriculated, and obtained a D Certificate. He removed to Hastings in 1890, and assisted in the school of Mrs. Rainbow, until taking it over in 1892 on his own account. Mr. Fraser subsequently disposed of the school to Mr. W. Gray, and entered into business as an accountant.