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

Printers, Stationers, Etc

Printers, Stationers, Etc.

The Bulletin printing and Publishing Works (A. A. George, proprietor), Karamu Road, Hastings. These works which were established some years ago by the present proprietor, contain a complete and up-to-date plant. All kinds of printing work are undertaken, including billheads, circulars, memos, cards, and booklets, and Mr. George has won a well-deserved reputation for neat and skilful work. The “New Zealand Bulletin.” a weekly journal, edited and published by him, is also issued from the office. It has a wide circulation, and the reputation of being an influential advocate and a fearless critic, and many valuable reforms advocated in the paper are now coming into force. Mr. Percy George, son of the proprietor, is foreman of the jobbing department. Miss Effie George is accountant and canvasser, and Miss Winnie George is supervisor of the bookbinding department.

Bowler, W. H., Bookseller, Stationor, and News-agent, Heretaunga Street. Hastings. This business was founded in the year 1885 by Mr. R. F. Smythe, under the management of the present proprietor. In 1893 the premises were totally destroyed by fire, and it was then conducted in temporary premises in Station Street for about three months. During this time Mr. Bowler took over the business on his own account, and afterwards removed it to the present premises, which were specially erected for the purpose. The shop measures twenty feet by sixty feet, and is splendidly lighted by a large skylight. It is well appointed, and carries a large and well-selected stock of current literature, periodicals, and newspapers. The proprietor is also agent for the British and Foreign Bible Society. Mr. Bowler was born in the Wairau Valley, Marlborough, in September, 1865. He was educated in Wellington, and brought up to commercial life. He was afterwards for three years employed as a bookseller in Wellington, and then removed to Hastings as manager for Mr. Smythe, subsequently taking over the business on his own account. Mr. Bowler married Miss Longstaff, of Yorkshire, England, in the year 1889, and has one son and two daughters.

Brown and Ross, photo.Mr. W. H. Bowler.

Brown and Ross, photo.
Mr. W. H. Bowler.

Hall and Son, Booksellers, and Stationers, Fancy Goods and Music Dealers, Heretaunga Street, Hastings. This business was founded in the year 1880 by Mr. John Chadwick, and was acquired by the late Mr. Edwin Hall in 1902. He conducted it up to the time of his death in 1904, when the management was taken over by his son, Mr. J. Edwin Hall. The premises have a fine frontage to Heretaunga Street, and are fitted throughout with every convenience for the arrangement and display of a large and well selected stock. A great variety of books of all kinds, popular periodicals, stationery, and kindred requisites in great variety, together with music and other subsidiary lines, are always kept in stock. Mr. Hall is agent for the Dresden Piano Company and the Wertheim Sewing Machine.

Mr. J. Edwin Hall, manager of the business of Messrs Hall and Son, was born in the Old Country in the year 1877, and is the youngest son of the late Mr. Edwin Hall. He was educated at Woodville, where he was afterwards brought up to the drapery trade. He then started in business on his own account at Mangaweka, on the main trunk line, and after some years of successful business he sold out in order to take up the management of his father's business. Mr. Hall is a member of the Hastings Bowling Club and the Hastings hockey and tennis clubs.