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

Wood Trade

Wood Trade.

Payne and Company (A. W. Payne), Ornamental Woodworkers and Turners, Main Street East, Palmerston North. This business is one of the best of its kind in the North Wellington district. The premises consist of the first floor of the Union Company's Timber Mill in Main street.

Mr. Arthur William Payne, of the firm of Messrs. Payne and Company, was born in the year 1875, in Auckland, where he was educated, and galned a thorough knowledge of his present trade with the Kauri Timber Company. Subsequently he spent a short time on the Thames gold-fields, and then removed to Palmerston North, where he worked for some time with Mr. Montague, before starting business on his own account. Mr. Payne is a member of the Orders of Oddfellows and Foresters, and a referee of the local football clubs.