The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 3 (July 1, 1933)
J. Masters begs leave to inform the Inhabitants of Wellington, that he intends to have on hand a quantity of Bathing Tubs for Sale, or to let for the season, on very moderate terms.
Lambton Quay, Sept. 28, 1847.
The open season for an all-over wash perhaps coincided with our present run of trout-fishing months.
First Department Store.
You got your fruit and frilleries in the same store in the good old days:
Oranges! Fine Oranges!!
On Sale, Ex Frolic,
1,400 Dozen Oranges,
A very superior assortment of Ladies' Shawls, Turnovers, Ginghams, &c.
Also a well selected assortment of Hosiery, consisting of articles best adapted for the Spring and Summer.
A choice selection of Ribbons.
Wellington, October 1, 1847.
However, one has seen in these modern days camp-ovens, jew's-harps, saddles, and chemises in the one big room in a backblocks store, in the King Country and up the East Coast. The convenient old Johnny-all-sorts warehouse still serves our needs here and there.