Littlebury and Company





Littlebury and Company
3 Willis Street
Wellington
Publishers and Wholesale Stationers
previously Grabham Ltd
later Hunt-Littlebury



Arthur Hugh Rowland Littlebury

born 1871 Worchester, England
son of Joseph Littlebury and Ellen Littlebury nee Elsey.
married Mary Edmonds (marriages Sep 1897 Pancras 1b 76)
died 1 November 1945 Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, Canada (1)



(In 1871 Joseph Littlebury was a publisher of Directories and later of postcards)

He arrived in Wellington, New Zealand on the s. s. Corinthic with his wife and son Cyril on 6 January 1903 from London via Capetown and Hobart.

1905-1906 Wellington North Electoral Roll
Littlebury, Arthur Hugh Rowland, 4 Aorangi Terrace, Merchant

1911 Wellington North Electoral Roll
Littlebury, Arthur Hugh Rowland, 220 The Terrace, Commercial Traveller
Littlebury, Mary, 220 Wellington Terrace, married

Mrs Littlebury and Master C. Littlebury were third-class passengers on the Ionic which departed Wellington for London on Thursday 8 September 1910.

Evening Post, Volume LXXX, Issue 59, 7 September 1910, Page 6

1911 census - 11 Kingswood Road, Prestwich, Lancashire, England
Arthur Hugh Rowland Littlebury head married aged 40 Railway Guide Publisher born Worcester
Mary Littlebury wife 44 married born West Molesey, Surrey
Cyril Joseph Rowland Littlebury son 12 single schoolboy born Worcester




Evening Post, Volume LXVIII, Issue 25, 29 July 1904, Page 1




The wholesale stationery and paper branch of the business of Grabham Ltd has been acquired by Messrs Littlebury and Co., and will be carried on in the old premises in Wills-street. Mr. Littlebury, the principal of the new firm, has been in charge of this particular branch since its establishment in Wellington. He has had long Home and colonial experience, and is well and favourably known to the trade throughout New Zealand.

New Zealand Free Lance, Volume V, Issue 256, 27 May 1905, Page 8




New Zealand Free Lance, Volume V, Issue 256, 27 May 1905, Page 9



Evening Post, Volume LXX, Issue 97, 21 October 1905, Page 7




We have received from Messrs. Littlebury and Co., of Willis-street, specimens of two special Christmas cards, which they have just turned out to suit the wants of that large class of the public who desire to send to friends abroad Christmas good wishes expressed in choice and artistic cards that shall be thoroughly characteristic of the country, and worth preserving as souvenirs. These pretty cards of Messrs. Littlebury and Co. exactly answer the purpose. On separate pages are given tit-bits of scenery from Wellington, Auckland, Canterbury, and Otago. These cards ought to sell well.

New Zealand Free Lance, Volume VI, Issue 277, 21 October 1905, Page 14




Evening Post, Volume LXXI, Issue 111, 11 May 1906, Page 1


My thanks to Messrs Littlebury and Co. for a complete set of post-cards of the English cricket team. There are sixteen photos altogether the team in a group and each individual member separately. Considering that the Englishmen only arrived in Wellington last Thursday, and I was handed the postcards on Tuesday, much expedition must have been shown by Littlebury and Co. to place them so soon on the market.
Free Lance, Volume VII, Issue 337, 15 December 1906, Page 19





New Zealand Free Lance, Volume VII, Issue 340, 5 January 1907, Page 21

 
Messrs. Littlebury and Co., 3, Willis-street, are publishing a very fine new map of Wellington and its environments. The new issue is the most complete plan of the City and its surroundings yet produced, embracing the important Kelburne, Karori, and Northlands districts, Miramar, Wadestown, Kaiwarra, etc.; showing new roads, tram-lines, public buildings, etc. The work contains a full index of both City and Suburban streets, so arranged that a given place may be found at once. It is attractively finished, and supported on rollers, and when unrolled measures 60in by 40in. The publishers offer it at 30s to subscribers if ordered during the month of February. The map will be ready for delivery in April, at a charge of two guineas.

New Zealand Free Lance, Volume VII, Issue 347, 23 February 1907, Page 11






 Makohoine Viaduct, Main Truck Railway, Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand
Littlebury Series - 1.
 



Makohoine Viaduct, Main Truck Railway, Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand
Littlebury Series - 1.




Wellington-Napier (New Zealand) Railway.
An everyday scene on the famous Rimutaka Incline
highest point, 1144 feet above sea level.

Littlebury Series - no. 3


 Turakina River Bridge, New Zealand
Littlebury Series - 4.
 [reverse inscription dated 25 November 1907


Waterfall on the Turakina River, NZ
Littlebury Series - no. 5
(above and blue version below)





Waterfall on the Turakina River, N.Z.
Littlebury Series - no. 6


Waterfall on the Turakina River, N.Z.
Littlebury Series - no. 7



 
 A Portion of Queen's Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand
Littlebury Series no. 8

 
Botanical Gardens, Wellington, New Zealand
Littlebury Series - no. 11
postage date stamped 25 January 1908



above
Botanical Gardens, Wellington, New Zealand
Published by Grabham Ltd, Wellington
no. 12
postage date stamped 1906

below
Botanical Gardens, Wellington, New Zealand
Published by Littlebury & Co. Wellington
no. 12




 Day's Bay, near Wellington
 Littlebury Series - no. 14
message dated 12 November and date stamped 13 November 1906





Wellington College, N.Z
Littlebury's Series - no. 17
message dated 1908
 

The Wanganui River, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 20
by Permission of N. Z. Tourist Department


The Aratiatia Rapids, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 21
by Permission of N. Z. Tourist Department



At Wairakei, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 22
by Permission of N. Z. Tourist Department


The Crater, Waimangu Geyser, New Zealand.
Area of water 400 x 240 feet.
Littlebury's Series - no. 23
by Permission of N. Z. Tourist Department




Whare at Pipiriki, New Zealand
Littlebury Series - no. 24




The Primrose Falls, Waiotapu, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 26
by Permission of N. Z. Tourist Department

A Favourite Spot for Game, Waikaremoana, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 27
by Permission of N. Z. Tourist Department


Black Swan shot at Waikaremoana, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 28
by Permission of N. Z. Tourist Department



In Mokau Inlet, Waikaremoana, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 29
by Permission of N. Z. Tourist Department
postage date stamped 28 November 1906



Wairoa, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 30
by Permission of N. Z. Tourist Department
postage date stamped 20 September 1904





The Giant's Tooth on the Cape Foulwind Beach, 7 miles from Westport, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 33
Photo by D. Mahoney, Westport
post stamped dated 4 July 1907


A Fern Pool on the Buller Road, about 3 miles from Westport, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 34
Photo by D. Mahoney, Westport
dated stamped 21 December 1905





Queen's Garden, Nelson, New Zealand
Littlebury Series - no. 35




River Avon, Christchurch, New Zealand
Littlebury Series - no. 39


A Bridge over River Avon, Christchurch, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 40
post mark dated 1907



The Recreation Grounds, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Littlebury Series - no. 44



River Avon, Christchurch, New Zealand
Grabham Ltd - no. 46



Queen's Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand
Littlebury Series - no. 47

 

 Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
Littlebury Series - no. 51
post mark dated Wellington, 1907



Bathing at Day's Bay, New Zealand
Littlebury Series - no. 63


Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
Littlebury Series - no. 67
postmarked Wellington 11 February 1907




Botanical Gardens, Wellington, New Zealand
Littlebury Series no. 72
postmarked Wellington 27 February 1908 

 


Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Littlebury Series no. 73
postmarked Wellington 27 February 1908
[Empire Hotel to left]






Heaven's Gate, Paradise, Otago, New Zealand
Littlebury Series no. 84




Nurses' Home, Wellington, New Zealand
Littlebury Series no. 85




The Basilica, Wellington, New Zealand
Littlebury Series no. 86




Interior of Basilica, Wellington, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 87 
Wellington postmark dated November5th, 1906
"Am waiting very patiently for a letter, hope you are not ill. Love from all. Florrie."






Government Buildings, Wellington, New Zealand
Littlebury Series no. 88


Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand.
Littlebury Series - no. 91
postage dated Wellington 26 May 1906.


On the River Avon (Winter), Christchurch, New Zealand.
Littlebury Series - no. 93
postage dated Christchurch 24 August 1906.


 A Typical Maori Women, New Zealand.
Littlebury Series - no. 94
reverse inscription "Lizzie sent me this from New Zealand. I will send it to you as a type of Beauty"




Parliament Buildings, Wellington, New Zealand.
Littlebury Series - no. 98




Maori Children Diving for Coppers, Whakarewarewa Bridge, New Zealand.
Littlebury Series - no. 101


Queen Charlotte Sounds, New Zealand.
Littlebury's Series - no. 131
message on reverse dated Blenheim 3 March 1912.



Postcards numbered 135 onward show the text in red. 



The Sugar loaf and Iron Sand Beach, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 135
post mark dated 1907


Lake Waikaremoana, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 164



At Milford, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 166


Below Whangarei Falls, Whangarei, New Zealand
Littlebury's series no. - 167
post mark dated 1907



Lake Manawapouri [sic] (from Track), New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 168


Recreation Grounds, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 169


Greymouth Breakwater, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 170


Waterfall at Wairoa, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 171



Papa-o-Korito Falls, Lake Waikaremoana, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series - no. 173




Children dancing Haka, Whakarewarewa, N.Z .
Littlebury's Series - no. 182




Alum Cliffs, Waiotapu, NZ
 Littlebury's Series - no.  189 
 


Lion's Head Geyser, Wairakei, NZ
 Littlebury's Series - no.  190



Maori Children Whakarewarewa, NZ
Littlebury's Series - no. 196
"North Island. Very common up that way. How would you like to teach those Lily


Terrace Formation, Whakarewarewa, NZ -  
Littlebury's Series - no. 197









Town Hall Organ, Wellington, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series
not numbered




Botanical Gardens, Wellington
Littlebury's Series
not numbered



Island at Island Bay, Wellington
Littlebury's Series
not numbered



Houses of Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand
Littlebury's Series
not numbered



(1) Camera Workers: The British Columbia Photographic Directory, 1858-1950 - L - Volume 2 (1901-1950) website http://members.shaw.ca/bchistorian/cw2-l-names.html


Wish You Were Here - William Main and Alan Jackson 2005 page 66


Known postcards:


01 -  Makohoine Viaduct, Main Truck Railway, Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand






02 -  Makohoine [Makohine] Viaduct, Main Truck Railway, Wellington to Auckland, N.Z. Shewing the Highest Cylinder of the Viaduct, with concrete foundations35 feet into the earth. Littlebury Series.



03 - Wellington-Napier (NZ) Railway. An everyday scene on the famous Rimutaka Incline. Highest point, 1144 feet above sea level.












04 - Wellington
04 - Turakina River Bridge, New Zealand Littlebury Series









05 - Waterfall on the Turakina River, NZ
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07 - Waterfall on the Turakina River, NZ
08 -
09 -
10 - Part of Lambton Quay, Wellington (Littlebury Series)





 


11 - Botanical Gardens, Wellington, New Zealand








12 - Botanical Gardens, Wellington, New Zealand (originally issued by Grabham Ltd)

13(?) - The Basin Reserve, Wellington
14 - Day's Bay, near Wellington
15 - 
16 - 
17 -Wellington College, NZ
18 - S Patrick's College, Wellington, NZ
19 - Steamer on the Wanganui River, New Zealand by permission of N. Z. Tourist Department (Littlebury's Series)



20 - The Wanganui River, New Zealand by permission of N Z Tourist Department (Littlebury's Series)










21 - The Aratiatia Rapids, New Zealand by permission of N Z Tourist Department (Littlebury's Series)









22 - At Wairakei, NZ. Tourist Department Photo








23 - The Crater, Waimangu Geyser, New Zealand. Area of water 400 x 240 feet. By Permission of NZ Tourist Department (Littlebury's Series)





24 - Whares at Pipiriki, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)








25 - Maori Carver at Work, New Zealand by Permission of NZ Tourist Department (Littlebury's Series)


26 - The Primrose Falls, Waiotapu, New Zealand   by Permission of NZ Tourist Department (Littlebury's Series)







27 - A Favourite Spot for Game, Waikaremoana, New Zealand by Permission of NZ Tourist Department


28 - Black Swan shot at Waikaremoana, New Zealand. By permission of NZ Tourist Department (Littlebury's Series)








29 - In Mokau Inlet, Waikaremoana, New Zealand. By permission of NZ Tourist Department






30 -  Wairoa Geyser, New Zealand. By permission of NZ Tourist Department (Littlebury's Series)
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33 - The Giant's Tooth on the Cape Foulwind Beach, 7 miles from Westport, New Zealand. Photo by D. Maloney, Westport (Littlebury's Series)










34 - A Fern Pool on the Buller Road, about 3 miles from Westport, New Zealand. Photo by D. Maloney, Westport



35 - Queen's Gardens, Nelson, New Zealand









36 - The Mokihinui River, near the Seddonville Railway Tunnel, New Zealand. Photo by D. Maloney, Westport. (Littlebury's Series)
37 -
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39 - River Avon, Christchurch, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)









40 - Bridge over River Avon, Christchurch, New Zealand







41 - Wellington Wharfs and Shipping, New Zealand
42 - The Recreation Grounds, New Plymouth, New Zealand (Littlebury's Series)
43 -
44 - The Recreation Grounds, New Plymouth, New Zealand (Littlebury's Series)
45 - Wellington Hospital and Grounds
46 - River Avon, Christchurch, New Zealand (Grabham Ltd)
47 -  Queen's Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
48 - 
49 - 
50 - Electric Tram Terminus, Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
51 - Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
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53 - Wellington Heads by Moonlight, from Worser Bay, New Zealand (Littlebury Series) 
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57 - A Typical Maori Pah, New Zealand
58 - 
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61 - Rocks at Island Bay, Wellington. New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
62 - 
63 - Bathing at Day's Bay, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
64 -
65 -
66 - Wellington College, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
67 - Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
68 -
69 -
70 -
71 - 
72 - Botanical Gardens, Wellington, New Zealand
73 - Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
74 - Kelburne Cable Tram and Kiosk, Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)


75 - Kelburne Cable Tram, Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
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79 - Willis Street Schools, Wellington, New Zealand
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84 - Heaven's Gate, Paradise, Otago, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)










85 - Nurse's Home, Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)












86 - The Basilica, Wellington, New Zealand
87 - Interior of Basilica, Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
88 -








89 - General Post Office and Queen's Statue, Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
90 -
91 - Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
92 - Seatoun, near Wellington, New Zealand
93 - On the River Avon (Winter), Christchurch, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
94 - A Typical Maori Woman, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
95 - 
96 - Off the Breastwork, Clyde Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
97 - Karori Reservoir, Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
98 - Parliament Buildings, Wellington, New Zealand
99 -
100 -Kauri Gum Diggers, North Auckland, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
101 - Maori Children Diving for Copper, Whakarewarewa Bridge, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
102 - Hokitika, New Zealand (Littlebury Series)
103 - 
104 - Ohinemutu, Lake Rotorua, New Zealand  (Littlebury Series)
105 -
106 - Great Wairakei Geyser near Taupo, NZ (Littlebury's Series)
107 - 
108 - Kelburne Cable Tramway, Wellington, New Zealand - (Littlebury's Series)
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117  -  S. S. Admiral at Wharf, Seatoun near Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury's Series)
118 -
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120 - On the Beach at Worser Bay near Wellington, New Zealand. (Littlebury's Series)
121 - Bank of New Zealand Corner, Wellington, New Zealand. (Littlebury's Series)
122 - 
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124 - Suspension Bridge off Hobson Str. Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury's Series) 
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130 -


131 - Queen Charlotte Sounds, New Zealand. (Littlebury's Series)
132 -
133 -
134 -




135 - The Sugar loaf and Iron Sand Beach, New Plymouth, New Zealand.
136 -
137 -





138 - Thorndon Esplanade and Baths, Wellington,  New Zealand - Littlebury's Series
139 - 
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145 - Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series
146 -
147 - Government Buildings, Blenheim, New Zealand - Littlebury Series
148 - 
149 - Waitohi Bridge, Picton, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series
150 - 
151 - Picton Viaduct, New Zealand
152 -
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157 - 
158 -  Wairau monument Tua Marina (The Scene of the Wairau massacre, New Zealand). 
159 - 
160 - Kelburne Viaduct, Wellington, New Zealand (Littlebury's Series)


161 - Whangarei Falls, Whangarei, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series







162 -  West Coast Road, near Kumara, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series
163 - Mahinapua Creek, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series




164 - Lake Waikaremoana, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series
 








165 - Recreation Grounds, New Plymouth, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series





 


166 - At Milford, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series















167 - Below Whangarei Falls, Whangarei, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series








168 - Lake Manawapouri from Track, New Zealand (Littlebury's Series)








 

169 - Recreation Grounds, New Plymouth, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series


 

170 - Greymouth Breakwater, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series









171 - Waterfall at Wairoa, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series











172 - Mitre Peak , Milford Sound  New Zealand - Littlebury's Series
173 - Papa-o-Korito Falls, Lake Waikaremoana, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series
174 -
175 - Queens Gardens, Nelson, New Zealand
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180 -
181 - Queen Charlotte Sounds, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series
182 - Children dancing Haka, Whakarewarewa, NZ - Littlebury's Series
183 - 
184 - Maoris-Ranana, Wanganui River, NZ - Littlebury's Series
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189 - Alum Cliffs, Waiotapu, NZ - Littlebury's Series
190 - Lion's Head Geyer, Wairakei, NZ - Littlebury's Series
191 - Okere River, Rotoiti NZ - Littlebury's Series
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194 -  S. S. Ohura, Wanganui River, NZ - Littlebury's Series
195 - 
196 - Maori Children, Whakarewarewa, NZ - Littlebury's Series
197 - Terrace Formation, Whakarewarewa, NZ - Littlebury's Series
198 - Dragon's Mouth Geyser, Wairakei, NZ Littlebury's Series
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205 - Waikato River, Taupo, NZ - Littlebury's Series
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207 - Cape Kidnappers, southern boundary of Hawke's Bay, New Zealand - Littlebury's Series



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