The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Gibb, Brothers, Wood and Coal Merchants, Swinburne Street, Dannevirke. This business was established by the present proprietors in the year 1903. The premises consist of a wooden building, comprising an office, store-room, and stables; and there is also a large yard. Timber is bought in the district, and cut up for firewood on the premises by a special sawing plant, and the coal is purchased in large quantities in Wellington. Three carts are kept fully employed, and the firm transact a large business.
Mr. Thomas Gibb, of the firm of Messrs Gibb Brothers, was born at Taieri Beach, Otago, on the 20th of July, 1883, and after receiving a public school education was brought up to farm life in his native place, where he resided until 1898. He then removed to Umutaoroa, Dannevirke, where he followed farming until establishing his present business in conjunction with his brother. Mr. Gibb takes a keen interest in cricket, and is a member of a local club.
Mr. T. Gibb.