James Treloar
Engineer, Photographer
Founder and President of the Hamilton Photographic Society

born 27 April 1881 Bolton, England son of Catherine Jane Birkett and James Treloar, baptised 2 September 1881 Halliwell, Lancashire,  arrived New Zealand about 1904, died 6 April 1945 Hamilton, New Zealand aged 63 years, buried 7 April 1945 Hamilton East Cemetery, married 9 November 1909, reg. 1909/4766, Lily Neill Reid (or Lilian Neill Reid) born 10 February 1880 Thames, registered 1880/626, daughter of  Jane Hardey (sometimes Hardy) and William Douglas Reid, died 26 April 1950 Hamilton aged 70 years, buried 28 April 1950 Hamilton East Cemetery.

James Treloar's parents married 16 Oct 1876 at St John, Preston, Lancashire.

James Treloar - 22 Turner Bachelor of Victoria Street
Catherine Jane Birkett - 20 Winder Spinster of Robert Street
    Groom's Father: James Treloar, Farmer
    Bride's Father: late William Birkett, Steward
    Witness: William Redfern; Janet Harrison
    Married by Banns by: Rupert Turner Offg Minstr
    Register: Marriages 1876 - 1877, Page 141, Entry 281
    Source: LDS Film 94000

1. Ronald James Treloar born 15 April 1913 at Sterry Nursing Home, Thames, died 1983, reg. 1983/45045.

adopted daughters:
2. Florence May Treloar born 16 September 1912, died 1988, reg. 1988/39900
3. Mabel Branch

brother - Seymour Pope Treloar, born circa 1878, died 1952.
sister - Minnie Treloar [assistant librarian at the Hamilton Public Library] born 15 November 1892, bapt 18 December 1892 Halliwell, Lancashire, England, died 12 November 1948, married James Doddsworth Clark about 1920, reg. 1920/4620, sons in 1953 - Colin Doddsworth Clark, born 1921, of Christchurch, clergyman and Brian Treloar Clark, born 1924, of Hamilton, compositor.

James Treloar by an unknown photographer, probably a self portrait.

New Zealand

Waikato Times, Volume LVIII, Issue 8552, 4 July 1908

Mr J. Treloar, who recently left Thames to enter the engineering business at Hamilton has after several months study and investigation, been successful in constructing a new wind-mill and pump. It is altogether different from other wind-mills, the design being based on the results of the exhaustive experiments made by the Danish Government. The whole mill is simple but powerful, and soundly constructed, and reflects great credit on Mr Treloar's abilities as designer of machinery.

Thames Star, Volume XLIV, Issue 10498, 26 November 1908

Waikato Times, Issue 12398, 5 October 1912

Partington's Mill, Auckland
by James Treloar
 In June 1931 at the Palmerston North's Winter Carnival, James Treloar exhibited a study
of an old mill which "gave a bold effect, and was good from a technical point of view".
Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 141, 17 June 1931

The meeting called for last night for the purpose of forming a camera club in Hamilton was only poorly attended. Several apologies from intending members were received, however, and on account of the enthusiasm of those present and the promises for future members, it was decided to form a club to be called the Hamilton Amateur Photographic Society. The election of officers was held over till the next meeting, which is to he held on Tuesday, 18th inst. Those present made themselves into a working committee to canvass intending members. A field day was arrange for next Saturday, to meet at the Water Tower at 2.30 p.m. Mr Ladd, a member of the Wellington Photographic Society, will give an exhibition of gaslight printing at the next meeting. A telegram was received from the president of the Wellington Society wishing the new society every success.

Waikato Times, Volume 90, Issue 13979, 4 February 1919

Waikato Times, Volume 90, Issue 14009, 12 March 1919

A meeting of the Hamilton Amateur Photographic Society was held last night, Mr J. Treloar (president) presiding over a large attendance. One new member was elected. It was decided to enter prints at the Waikato Winter Show, it being reported that the Dunedin, Wellington and Tauranga Clubs were also competing. It was also resolved to compete at the interclub competition to be held in Dunedin next month. In this competition each club is allowed to enter 12 prints, and after the contest the entries will be sent round to each club for exhibition.

Waikato Times, Volume 90, Issue 14061, 14 May 1919
A meeting of the Hamilton Amateur Photographic Society was hold last night, Mr Jas. Treloar presiding over an attendance of 20 members. Seven new members were elected. The monthly competition was won by Mr J. Treloar. Good entries were received for the Dunedin inter-club competitions. Mr Ladd gave an interesting exposition of dry mounting. Judging by the growth of membership, and the interest displayed, the prospects for the Society are exceedingly bright.

Waikato Times, Volume 90, Issue 14082, 11 June 1919
 [in 1920 the Society changed it's name to the Hamilton Photographic Society]

The Winter Show 
Amateur Photography.
A Splendid Exhibition.
Marked Local Improvement.
A section to which we think the Association should certainly give greater space and attention at future shows is that for amateur photography. This year's exhibition is in surroundings that are the very opposite to what they should be, and quite the antithesis of the artistic. The pictures, therefore, are by no means displayed to advantage, although there are some examples there that would worthily grace any photographic exhibition. The collection does not, perhaps, cover so wide a scope as last year, although the quality of the local work shows a marked improvement. Towards this the Hamilton Photographic Society, of which Mr James Treloar Is founder and president, has been a considerable factor, and the Show Association would do well to offer this body greater encouragement in future, which, we feel sure, would be productive of excellent results, as photography may now be considered one of the most important branches of modern art...

... The "Old Orchard," by Mr A. M. McDonald, of Invercargill, "Cooling Breezes" by Mr C. R.. Cooke, of Thames, "Autumn Sunlight," and "Morning Mists" by Mr J. Treloar. of Hamilton, "In Summertime," by Miss C. L. Gibson, of Dunedin, and "Sand Dunes" by Miss Champion of Dunedin are really splendid examples of photographic art, and well worthy of a place in any photographic saloon... 
Waikato Times, Volume 94, Issue 14668, 3 June 1921

Camera Art
Exhibition in Dunedin
Those sceptics who hold that, the, camera is not capable of work bordering on the highest form of artistic expression to the eye should pay a visit, to the Dunedin Photographic Society’s rooms in the South British Buildings, Liverpool street, where there arc on view the works, numbering close on 100, that were recently exhibited at the annual competition between the various dominion clubs, held at Timaru...
... Other exhibitors who have done creditably are J. Treloar, J. A. Salmon, T. A. Rowson, C. Weedon, and G. T. Palmer...
Otago Daily Times, Issue 18953, 29 August 1923

Two Hamilton residents, Messrs J. Treloar and H. Gaze, have had photographs accepted for the International Exhibition, of the London Salon of Photography. This is considered to be a great honour. Only three pictures were accepted from New Zealand, the third being the work of an Invercargill photographer. 
Otago Daily Times, Issue 19322, 7 November 1924

The Thirty-fourth annual exhibition of the Dunedin Photographic Society has just closed, and the following awards were made by the judge:—

Champion picture, Mr J. Treloar;
landscape class, Mr George Chance, F.R.P.S.;
marine class, Mr J. Treloar;
general class, Mr C. Weedon;
architectural class. Mr C. Weedon.

This year the exhibition was held in the society’s club rooms, and was confined to members only. The entries therefore were not, so numerous as usual, but the standard of the work submitted was high. The champion picture by Mr Treloar was a very fine piece of portraiture. The pose of the figure is very natural and pleasing, and the lighting has been cleverly handled. Mr Treloar was very fortunate in his model, and has taken full advantage of his opportunity. Mr Geo. Chance exhibited a number of landscape subjects which were quite up to the standard expected from him. Mr Treloar again scored in the seascape class, whilst the honours of the architectural and general classes fell to Mr C. Weedon. The architectural study was a finely-rendered subject of good tone value.
Otago Daily Times, Issue 19337, 25 November 1924

Waikato Winter Show
The eighteenth Waikato Winter Show was opened this afternoon in showery weather by the Minister for Lands, the Hon. A, D. McLeod, in the presence of a large gathering of people...
Photographic Competition.
Landscape photograph: G. Chance, 1: S. E. Cousins 2.
Portrait or figure study: J. Treloar, 1; R. Keys, 2.
Architecture: J. Treloar 1; S. Smith, 2... 
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXII, Issue 19034, 3 June 1925

Pictorial Photographs.
New Zealand Successes. [By - Own Correspondent.] Hamilton. Friday.
Several examples of the photographic work of Messrs. H. E. Gaze and J. Treloar, of Hamilton, have been hung in the London exhibition of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXII, Issue 19055, 27 June 1925

Amateur Photography.
Hamilton Man's Success.
 [By Telegraph - Own Correspondent.] 
Hamilton, Wednesday.
Another honour in photography has been received by Mr. James Treloar, a Hamilton amateur. He has had three photographs which he submitted accepted by the Canadian National Exhibition at Toronto. The three, studies are entitled, "Mrs. E. T. Rogers," "Fishing Boats" and "Sweet Sixteen."
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXII, Issue 19149, 15 October 1925

New Zealand is fairly well represented this year at the Canadian National Exhibition of Photography at Toronto. Messrs Ellerbeck (1), Holland (2), and R. B. Walrond (1) are the Auckland contributors. Mr J. Treloar, of Hamilton, has three prints hung, and Mr J. W. Jones, of Wellington, and Mr W. J. Ferguson, of Invercargill, one each. Dunedin is represented by the Rev. H. O. Fenton, F.R.P.S., who has had three pictures accepted. Twenty-five countries have sent in contributions.
Otago Daily Times, Issue 19613, 17 October 1925

Waikato Winter Show
Photographic Section; Landscape: R. Keys. 1: G. Chance. 2.
Portrait or figure study: J. Treloar. 1: R. Keys. 2.
Architecture: G. Chance. 1: J. Treloar. 2.
Any subject: G. Chance. 1 and 2.
Marine or shipping: G. Chance, 1: S. E. Cousins. 2.
Half-plate size and under, landscape: S. E. Cousins, 1: R. Keys. 2.
Portrait or figure: G. Chance. 1- J. W. Cumming. 2.
Any subject: G. Chance. 1 and 2.
Farm scene: G. Chance. 1 and 2.
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIII, Issue 19344, 3 June 1926

Photographic Competitions.
Dominion Artists Successful.
Every year the Amateur Photographer and Photography (the leading photographic journal of Great Britain) arranges a special competition for the British colonies and dominions, and it always proves particularly popular, attracting large entries from various parts of the Empire. The number of entries has steadily increased year by year, and the standard of picturisation reached is always a high one.

Silver and bronze plaques and also certificates of merit are awarded. This year out of the eight silver plaques given for competition two have come to New Zealand and were won by Mr J. Treloar (Hamilton), and Mr G Chance (Dunedin), both of whom are members of the Dunedin Photographic Society.

In addition it is learned from the latest salon news to hand that Miss Una Garlick (Auckland), who is also a member of the Dunedin Photographic Society, has the honour of being the only New Zealander to have work hung in this year s Pittsburgh salon.
Otago Daily Times, Issue 19810, 8 June 1926

Companies. The following private companies have been registered in Auckland:— Treloar Bros, Ltd., Hamilton, manufacturers and producers of milking plants, coach builders, plumbers, iron founders, etc. Capital: £5000 in 50 shares of £100 each. Subscribers: James Treloar, 32 shares; Seymour Pope Treloar, 16 shares; Christina Isobel Marks, two shares.
Auckland Star, Volume LXII, Issue 62, 14 March 1931

Palmerston North's Winter Carnival
Photographic Section.
A very high opinion of the work of competitors in the photographic section was expressed by the judge (Mr. A. H. Eaton, Wellington). He said that over a period of years he had been judging at the show he had never seen such a fine exhibition of pictures. There was a marked advance in the standard, and in addition there was an evenness of quality that had not been apparent in former years. In fact the judging had given him some difficulty in separating, the first pictures. in the various classes ... In the seascape or marine section, Mr. J. Treloar exhibited, without title, a fine study of a corner of a harbour...  Mr. J. Treloar's study of an old mill gave a bold effect, and was good from a technical point of view... Seconds were taken by Mr. F. Petrie (Invercargill), Mr. Chance, Mr. C. P. S. Boyer (Wellington), Mr. Treloar, and Mr. Robson.
Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 141, 17 June 1931

 Hamilton Rotarians. Mr. J. Treloar, who has been elected president of the Hamilton Rotary Club.
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIX, Issue 21192, 26 May 1932
 This photograph appeared again in the New Zealand Herald in 1933 with the caption - Waikato Winter Show. Mr. J. Treloar, president of the Waikato Winter Show Association, which is to open its annual fixture at Hamilton to-day. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXX, Issue 21504, 30 May 1933.

Photographic Salon
Decision in Hamilton
[From Our Own Correspondent]
Hamilton, Friday
A decision to establish a New Zealand photographic salon in connection with the next Waikato Winter Show in May next was made at a meeting of the photographic section committee of the association to-day. Two international salon exhibitors, Messrs. H. E. Gaze and James Treloar, of Hamilton, offered to co-operate with the committee to promote the project. It was decided to send circulars, printed in four languages, to camera pictorialists throughout the world, inviting them to take part in the exhibition. Arrangements were agreed to for setting apart a large hall in the exhibition buildings for the hanging of the exhibits. Entries will be received a month before the opening of the show, ample time being provided to enable the final selection of the best pictures to be made.
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXIII, Issue 22486, 1 August 1936

Mr James Treloar
Wide Variety of Interests
Hamilton, Friday
The death occurred this morning of Mr James Treloar, a member of the Hamilton Borough Council, aged 63. Born in Bolton, Lancashire, Mr Treloar came to New Zealand in 1904 and became foreman at a Thames iron foundry.

He moved to Hamilton in 1910 and with his brother, Mr S. P. Treloar, established an engineering workshop. He had a close association with the Methodist Church and gave 35 years' service to the youth movement. He was a past president of the Waikato Winter Show Association and the Hamilton Rotary Club, president of the Milking Machine Vendors' Association and president of the Waikato Society of Arts.

He had served on the Technical School Board of Manager's and the board of directors of the Y.M.C.A. Mr Treloar was elected to the Borough Council in 1941 and was chairman of the Gasworks Committee. He is survived by his wife and a son and daughter. 
New Zealand Herald, Volume 82, Issue 25171, 7 April 1945

Gift to Domain Board
 (O.C) Hamilton, Tuesday
An area of slightly more than two acres, on the eastern side of the main road at Te Rapa; offered as a gift by Mrs Allen Bell, of Te Rapa, for use as a reserve, was accepted at a meeting of the Hamilton Domain Board last evening. Mrs Bell suggested that an elevated part of the land could be used as a site for an observatory in memory of the late Mr J. Treloar and that the reserve should be called Findlay Park. The secretary was instructed to express to Mrs Bell the appreciation of the board for her generous gift.
New Zealand Herald, Volume 82, Issue 25227, 13 June 1945

[father of James Treloar]
Mr. J. Treloar
[by telegraph—Own correspondent] Hamilton, Thursday 
The death occurred to-day of Mr. James Treloar, of Hamilton, at the age of 85 years. Mr. Treloar was born in Cornwall, England, and came to New Zealand 32 years ago to join his sons in an engineering business. After spending a year at Thames he came to Hamilton, where he had remained ever since. Mrs. Treloar died 10 years ago, and he is survived by two sons and a daughter.
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23404, 21 July 1939

[father-in-law of James Treloar]
Mr. W. D. Reid.
(By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.) Thames, this day.
The death occurred last night of Mr. William Douglas Reid, a Thames pioneer, aged 80. He was born in Belfast, and arrived in Auckland in 1863, coming to the Thames at the opening of the goldfields. For many years he carried on business as a grocer here, and returned five years ago. He was formerly a borough councillor, was a hospital trustee, leading officer of the Masonic Order, and prominent in many directions of usefulness. He leaves six daughters and three sons. One daughter is Mrs. A. Oldham, of Auckland. 
Auckland Star, Volume XLIX, Issue 137, 10 June 1918

Mr. James Treloar (Hamilton) is enjoying a visit to "good old Lancashire," which, he told a local interviewer, is more like home than his native Cornwall. Bolton may be described as his adopted town, for he went there in his early twenties and was a resident until 1906, when he went out to his sons in New Zealand.
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXX, Issue 21637, 1 November 1933

Mr. W.D. Reid
We regret to announce that another of the old residents of Thames has passed over to the great majority. Mr. William Douglas Reid, formerly a. well-known figure in the town, passed away after a couple of hour's illness, at the residence of hits son-in-law, Mr. E. N. Miller yesterday evening. The late Mr. Reid, who was an Octogenarian, had been in failing health for some years past, but his end came with startling suddenness.

The late Mr. Reid was in business as a grocer in Pollen Street until about five years ago, when he retired. He was at one time a member of the Thames Borough Council, and generally took his part as a useful citizen, holding many public positions. Amongst other offices he was one of the Hospital Board, and was also chairman of the local licensing bench. He always took a keen interest in education, and was for many years a member of local school committee.

He was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1838, an came to Auckland in 1868. He was a Thames pioneer, arriving here soon after the opening of the goldfield, and he was for many years closely associated with the progress of the district. He was a leading Mason, having held office as master in the Sir Walter Scott Lodge, and was also chaplain of the Lodge.
Mr. Reid married in 1864 a daughter of Mr. S. Hardy, of the north, of Ireland. Mrs. Reid died in 1896, leaving: three sons and six daughters. The latter are Mrs. A. Oldham, Auckland; Miss Reid, Thames; Mrs E. N, Miller, Thames; Mrs. Law, Tauranga; Mrs. Mills, Featherston.; and Mrs. Treloar, Hamilton. The sons are: Mr. James Reid, of the "Chronicle" staff, Wanganui; Mr. W, G. Reid, New Plymouth; and Mr Douglas Reid, Auckland.

The funeral will leave Mr. E. N. Miller's residence, at 2.30 p.m tomorrow.

The members of Lodge Sir Walter Scott, No. 15, N.Z.C., are requested to attend the funeral of their late Worshipful Brother, W. D. Reid, tomorrow a,t 2.30 p.m. Brethren of Sister Constitutions are invited to attend.
Thames Star, Volume LII, Issue 13718, 10 June 1918


Photographs by unknown photographer/s
perhaps Gary Randell


CATER, James

James Cater

Succeeded John Nicol Crombie December 1871
Succeeded by Clarke Bros July 1873

Succeeded George Elgin Page, 256 Queen Street, Auckland December 1873
Succeeded by George Redfern May 1874

 Queen Street, Auckland
December 1871 to July 1873

Mr. Crombie, the photographer, notifies that he has disposed of his business to Mr. Cater, who will in future carry it on under the same management.
New Zealand Herald, Volume VIII, Issue 2453, 5 December 1871

 Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVII, Issue 4473, 27 December 1871

We observe that Mr Cater, photographer, Queen-street, has taken a very excellent portrait of the new mail steamer Dakota, as she lay in the harbour previous to departure.
Auckland Star, Volume IV, Issue 903, 29 January 1873

The passengers by the ship Warwick, from London to this port on her last trip, yesterday presented Captain Skinner with a photograph of themselves and officers of the ship, grouped together on the deck of the Warwick. The photographs were taken by Mr. Cater.
Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXIX, Issue 4838, 27 February 1873

New Zealand Herald, Volume X, Issue 3643, 15 July 1873

New Zealand Herald, Volume X, Issue 3691, 9 September 1873


 above cdv courtesy of The Laurence Eagle Collection

256 Queen Street, Auckland
 opposite New Market House
December 1873 to May 1874

Auckland Star, Volume IV, Issue 1203, 1 December 1873

Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXX, Issue 5209, 2 May 1874

It is not known if James Cater the chemist is the same person as James Cater the photographer.

Mr. James Cater, who was in business as a chemist in Hobson-street for many years, died at Grey Lynn on Monday.
Auckland Star, Volume XLII, Issue 261, 2 November 1911

Tomlinson and South

Tomlinson and South

The Hororata Hotel in 1898 or 1899
Thomas Charles Hickson, Proprietor
Hickson purchased the Hororata Hotel in January 1898, in June 1899 the hotel was transferred to Thomas West.
by Tomlinson and South

A Painful Tragedy. 
Death In An Hotel. 
A Chambermaid's Terrible Shock. 

This morning Thomas Charles Hickson, a publican, was found dead in his bedroom at the Al Hotel with his throat cut. It appears that Hickson, who has recently taken the Waiau Hotel, came into town by last night's north train, and engaged a room at the Al Hotel. He, with a friend who came down with him and also engaged a room at the same hotel, went out into town, and after having supper at Fail's Restaurant they spent the evening at Dix's Entertainment. They returned to the hotel about 10.30, and Hickson retired to bed almost immediately. This morning he came down to breakfast, and appeared well and cheerful. Shortly after breakfast he went out for a walk and returned about 10.30, and proceeded upstairs. Soon afterwards a chambermaid went to the bedroom to finish tidying it. To her horror she saw Hickson lying on the bed with a frightful gash in his throat, quite dead, and there was a new razor on the floor beside the bed. Mr Fox, the landlord, immediately telephoned for Dr Thomas, but on this arrival he could only pronounce life to be extinct. The police were informed, and the body was removed to the Morgue to await an inquest. It is understood that Hickson purchased the razor from an ironmonger close to the Al Hotel. 

Hickson was about fifty years of age, and leaves a wife, but no family. He was well known in Christchurch. When the Canterbury Tramway Company first started in Christchurch he was one of the first tram guards employed, and in that position was very popular. He left the employ of the company to act as storeman for the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, a position which be held for several years. He afterwards had the Coalgate Hotel and the Albion Hotel at Lyttelton, and upon leaving that he went for a trip to England. Upon returning he purchased the Sheffield Hotel, and lately sold that, and about a couple of months ago he took possession of the hotel at Waiau Ferry
 Star, Issue 7496, 2 September 1902 

The Hororata Hotel
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District] 
1903, Christchurch


Sarah Gaynor Clayton nee Cousens
and Henry Clayton

Sarah Gaynor Cousens, born 18 July 1864 daughter of James Booty Cousens and Jessie Elizabeth Gaynor, baptised 3 March 1880 St Stephens, Richmond, Victoria, Australia aged 15 years, died 15 December 1939 at her residence, 20 Canterbury Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria aged 75 years, reg. no. 12108m, married 1912, reg. 2624, Henry Clayton, [born 1840, died 2 August 1917 at Nurse Hurnall's Hospital, 6 A'Beckett Street, Kew aged 77 years?]

Her sister Catherine Elizabeth Cousens was a retoucher at the studio of John William Lindt and was married to him in 1889.

Part of Mr Campbell’s new buildings just erected in Moray place, opposite First Church, has been secured by Mrs S. G. Clayton for her “Gaynor” Studio. Mrs Clayton is an oil and water-color portrait painter, and has come to reside in Dunedin permanently. For the last eleven years she has been artist to Stewart and Co., of Melbourne, and since its inception nine years ago was artist to the firm’s well-known “Talma” Studio. Though only a recent arrival in Dunedin, Mrs Clayton has already got off two portraits, which will bring her under very favorable notice. These are two water color portraits of the late Sergeant Gourley — one is in civilian dress and the other in kharki [sic] uniform of the New Zealand Contingent. In each instance the artist has succeeded in giving a life-like representation of her subject, proof of this being found in the fact that the one in civilian dress found a prompt purchaser in the Hon. H. Gourley. Both pictures will be put on public view shortly. The “Gaynor” studio is tastefully arranged, numerous pleasing samples of Mrs Clayton’s work being distributed about the room.
Evening Star, Issue 111548, 6 February 1900

Have you seen the Gaynor Clayton portraits? If not, do so. To be seen at the Beattie Bond Studio, Colombo street (late Sorrell's), and the lady photographer is now ready to receive sitters. 

The lady photographer at the Beattie Bond Studio (late Sorrell's), Colombo street, is now prepared to make arrangements with sitters between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
Press, Volume LXII, Issue 12143, 15 March 1905 

Dalgety and Company Limited - Managers

An Album of Photographs Presented to
Edward Vincent Reid
Managing Director of
Dalgety and Company Limited 
30 June 1930 

A born leader; and his men,
as one large family, loved
and respected him.

William Sellars Bennett
New Zealand Superintendent of Dalgety and Co. Ltd
photograph by S. P. Andrew, Wellington

born 25 November 1875 son of William Bennett and Sarah Ann Sellars
died 24 November 1976 aged 90 years
buried Waverley Cemetery Row 10 

Mr. W. S. Bennett, formerly of Wellington, and now superintendent in Australia for Dalgety and Co., Ltd., has just completed his 50th year of service as an officer of the company. Mr. Bennett joined the company at Rockhampton on January 16, 1891, when the branch was opened. He became manager at Townsville in 1906 and three years later was transferred to New Zealand, as sub-manager at Wellington. In 1910 he was appointed manager. Early in 1929 he succeeded Mr. W. D. Stewart as superintendent of the company for New Zealand, and on July 1, 1936, he was appointed to his present post of controller of the company's activities in Australia.
Evening Post, Volume CXXXI, Issue 51, 1 March 1941

 Alfred William Arthur Perkins
photograph by Tornquist Portrait Studio, Auckland
Dalgety's Auckland Manager

born circa 1869, reg. 1869/38344 son of Jessie Reid and William Robinson Perkins
died 18 May 1944, 8 Garden Road, Remuera, Auckland

The death has occurred of Mr. Alfred William Perkins, of Remuera, who for many years was a well-known figure in the stock and station agency business. For 28 years he was manager of the Auckland branch of Dalgety and Company, Limited. Born in Southland, Mr. Perkins as a young man gained much experience as an auctioneer in Christchurch. In 1906 he opened a branch of Dalgety and Company at Dannevirke and shortly afterward he was appointed assistant manager for the firm at Napier. He came to Auckland in 1910 as manager of the company's branch and during the time he held the position the business expanded considerably. Mr. Perkins had a number of interests outside the work of his firm. He was chairman of the Auckland Woolbrokers' Association for 14 years and during the last war he was chairman of the Auckland branch of the Imperial Supplies Department. He was a member of the committee of the Auckland Agricultural and Pastoral Association for a number of years. Mr. Perkins retired in 1938 and since then he had supervised his farm in the Te Awamutu district. Since 1939 he had been a city sinking funds commissioner. He is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter.
New Zealand Herald, Volume 81, Issue 24897, 19 May 1944 

James George Herdman
Dalgety's Christchurch Manager
photograph by Claude Ring, Christchurch

born 1871 Dunedin, reg. 1871/482
son of Emma Hepburn Brown and Alexander Herdman
died in 1931

MR J. G. HERDMAN. There will be widespread regret in business and other circles in Christchurch at the death of Mr J. G. Herdman, manager of the Christchurch branch of Dalgety and Co., Ltd., which took place last evening. Some days ago Mr Herdman had a heart seizure, and though he rallied and appeared to have improved, there was a recurrence of the trouble, from which ho did not recover.

Mr Herdman was born in Dunedin in 1871, and was a son of Mr Alexander Herdman, and bank manager in that city. He was a younger brother of Sir Alexander Herdman, of the Supreme Court Bench, and a former Attorney-General of the Dominion.

Mr Herdman, who had practical experience of sheep-farming, having been manager of the Avondale Station in Southland, joined Dalgety and Co., Ltd., 26 years ago as one of the company's auctioneers in Wellington; later he was promoted to the post of manager of the company's Napier branch; and in 1916 he was appointed manager of tho Christchurch branch, succeeding Mr W. D. Stewart, now the company's superintendent in Australia, when he was appointed the company's superintendent in New Zealand.

Since coming to Canterbury Mr Herdman was a prominent member of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association, and was president in 1929-30. He did much valuable work on committees of the Association, and was. a member of the following: Finance, Ground, and Light Horse, and was also a member of the Winter Show Executive.

In 1919-20 Mr Herdman was president of the Canterbury Chamber of Commerce, and afterwards was an honorary member of the Council of the Chamber and a member of the Council's Rural Interests Sectional Committee. He was deeply interested in the affairs of the Presbyterian Church, and at the time of his death he was chairman of the Board of Managers of St. Paul's Church. He was a prominent member of, and took great interest in the  affairs of the Presbyterian Social Service Association, and was chairman of the Finance Committee of the Association. He was a member of the Board of Governors of St. Andrew's College, and was chairman of the Board's Finance Committee. In addition to these activities Mr Herdman was on the directorates of several companies.

Mr Herdman was much interested in various sports, and in his younger days was a keen Rugby football player; cricket and tennis he also played with skill. Mr Herdman is survived by his wife, who was Miss Royds, a sister of Mr J. I. Royds, of Christchurch, and by three daughters, one of whom is Mrs Cameron, of Martinborough.

Exterior of Dalgety and Co building, Christchurch.
by Steffano Webb, 1880-1967 : Collection of negatives. Ref: 1/1-005623-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

Henry Sydney Lawrence
photograph by Henry Herbert Clifford, Christchurch
Sub-Manager, Christchurch, in 1931 succeeded J. G. Herdman as the Manager of the Christchurch branch of Dalgety and Co. Ltd.

born 4 January 1878 or 1879* Leeston 
son of Lucy Maude Vigers and William Daniel Lawrence
died 1970 aged 95 years, reg. 1970/34380

*H. S. Lawrence WWI military records gives his year of birth as 1879 however the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages gives it as 1878. This birth was not registered until 1932, reg. no. 1932/26909.

The retirement is announced, to take effect as on March 31 next, of Mr H. S. Lawrence, manager of Messrs Dalgety and Company’s Christchurch branch. Mr Lawrence has had a connexion with the company extending over a period of nearly 50 years. He held various positions in the stock branch of the company’s business, and was appointed auctioneer at Christchurch in 1902. After his return from the Great War he was made sub-manager, and on the death of Mr Herdman in July, 1931, he assumed control of the company’s Canterbury, Marlborough. and Nelson territory, for which his extensive and intimate knowledge of the farming business of the provinces so well fitted him. He will be succeeded by Mr Hugh R. Williams, at present manager of the Invercargill branch of the company. Mr Williams joined the service at Otautau in January, 1918, after his discharge from the 1st N.Z.E.F. Later he was assistant auctioneer at Invercargill: and auctioneer at Gisborne in 1925. He was appointed manager of the Gisborne branch in July, 1931. In January, 1938, he was transferred to Invercargill as branch manager. 
Press, Volume LXXX, Issue 24192, 26 February 1944 

Mr H. S. Lawrence Honoured
Presentation made at Fair
Opportunity was taken at the Christchurch Flock Ram Fair, held yesterday at the Addington Show Grounds, to make the presentation of a substantial cheque to Mr H. S. Lawrence, manager of the Christchurch branch of Dalgety and Company, Ltd., who is retiring from business. 

The presentation was made by Mr W. O. Rennie on behalf of a committee representing members of the farming community from Kaikoura to the Rangitata river. Mr Lawrence had been born at Leeston and had joined the staff of Dalgety and Company at the age of 17, said Mr Rennie, He had become well, known as an auctioneer and as manager of the Christchurch branch of his firm. The presentation was being made as a mark of the appreciation of farmers for Mr Lawrence’s unfailing courtesy and the absolute integrity which had always characterised his business dealings.

Mr Rennie called for three cheers for Mr Lawrence, and the big crowd of farmers and auctioneers present responded readily. 

“The bird of time never perches, and I thought it was time that I retired,” said Mr Lawrence, thanking the farmers for their fine gesture. Forty-two years ago he had made his debut as an auctioneer, he continued, and it was appropriate that he should sing his swan-song at the same place as he had started. However, he assured those present that he fully intended to live as long as possible, and that although he would no longer be actively associated with his firm, his knowledge would still be at the disposal of any of his friends who might need it. “I wish you all good-bye and good luck,” concluded Mr Lawrence. 

 Press, Volume LXXX, Issue 24209, 17 March 1944

George Black
Manager Dunedin 1930, later in 1936 Superintendent of Dalgety and Co.

died 6 June 1937 at Wellington

Mr. George Black 
Well-known Business Man 
Stock Agency Career [by Telegraph — Own Correspondent] Invercargill. Sunday 
The death occurred suddenly in Wellington to-day of Mr. George Black, superintendent in New Zealand for Dalgety and Company, Limited. Mr. Black, who was born at Winton 59 years ago, joined the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Limited, and was later connected with Michael Carr and Company, a firm now out of existence. From there he went to London, where he represented the Loan and Mercantile Agency Company at Smithfield. 

After his return to New Zealand Mr. Black rejoined the Loan and Mercantile Agency Company at Invercargill. In 1906 he joined Dalgety and Company, Limited. He was transferred to Dunedin in 1912 as merchandise manager. On the retirement of Mr. John Lethbridge he was appointed manager. He was made superintendent for New Zealand last year. 

Mr. Black was at one time president of the Otago Agricultural and Pastoral Association. He was a director of the Victoria Insurance Company, Donaghy's Rope and Twine Company, Limited, the West port Coal Company, Limited, the Perpetual Trustee, Estate and Agency Company, Limited, and the National Mutual Life Insurance Company, Limited. 

Mr. Black took a keen interest in music and was a foundation member of the Invercargill Musical Union. In his younger days he was keenly interested in cricket and rowing. His wife died three years ago. He is survived by one daughter [Betty Ellice Black].
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXIV, Issue 22748, 7 June 1937

John Joseph Heasley
Manager Gisborne from 1926, promoted as Manager at Timaru, October 1931 

died 26 November 1949, Timaru

Frederick St John Loughnan
Manager Invercargill, retired 1938
 photograph by Percival Charles Hazledine, Invercargill

died 14 July 1960 aged 91 years
(ashes - Memorial Park Cemetery, Christchurch)

Thomas Arnold Moodie
Dalgety Manager Napier from January 1925, previously Manager at Palmerston North.

died 1943 aged 65 years, reg. 1943/17106

The superintendent in New Zealand for Dalgety and Company, Limited, Mr. Thomas Arnold Moodie, has died in Wellington, at the age of 56. He became superintendent six years ago in succession to the late Mr. George Black, and was also appointed a member of the New Zealand Wool Committee. Mr. Moodie was a director of the Gear Meat Company, Limited, and a local director of the National Mutual Life Association and the Royal Exchange Assurance Association. He is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter.
Auckland Star, Volume LXXIV, Issue 38, 15 February 1943

Hugh Lowry
Manager Timaru 1924-1931
photograph by Steffano Webb, Christchurch or Timaru

died 16 July 1935 aged 65 years

Mr H. Lowry
(Special to The Press) 
Timaru, July 16, 
One well known in the business and sporting circles, Mr Hugh Lowry, died in Timaru this morning after a long illness. He opened an agency for Dalgety and Company in Stafford street 35 years ago and later became auctioneer and subsequently manager of the branch in 1924, retiring on superannuation in 1931. In his younger days he was well known on the football field and was a good track runner. An original member of the Merivale Football Club, he was also a representative footballer for Canterbury, and as a hurdler also represented the province in amateur athletics. 

Mr Lowry was widely known for the great interest he took in racing. Joining the South Canterbury Jockey Club in 1901, he was elected president in 1912, retiring from the office in 1931. He took a prominent part in having the stand and other buildings erected on the Washdyke course. 

In association with Mr C. S. Fraser he helped to place the club in its present strong position. At the time of his death he was honorary treasurer or the club and a life member. He was also a member of the racecourse trustees. For some years he represented South Canterbury at the Racing Conference. 

Mr Lowry was one of the best known members of the Timaru Agricultural and Pastoral Association, of which he was a life member, being committee continuously from 1903 till his retirement last year when he was acting as honorary treasurer, and he was president in 1914. 

On the resuscitation of the Timaru Trotting Club in 1915 he was elected an honorary judge and later was made a life member. 

Boxing was another of his interests, and he was a member of the Timaru Boxing Association. 

Social activities did not greatly concern him, although he was a member of the South Canterbury Club.

Mr Lowry. who was in his sixty-sixth year, is survived by his widow. Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21527, 17 July 1935

Henry Neville Eiby
photograph by Gaze and Co., Hamilton
Dalgety Manager in Hamilton, then Wellington and in 1938 Auckland

 son of Peter Waldemar Eiby (Mill Manager) and Ellen Elizabeth Eiby nee Neville
died 1973 aged 87 years, reg. 1973/42113 
a copy of this photograph appeared in the  New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVI, Issue 20147, 7 January 1929

Clarence England
photograph by George Cartwright, Hamilton

born 9 February 1890 Christchurch, reg. 1890/3525
son of Fanny Louisa Aldred and Robert William England
served WWI - 7th Reinforcements to 3rd Battalion, G Company
died 22 January 1967 Christchurch 

Mr C. England, manager of the Cheviot branch of Messrs Dalgety and Co., Ltd. has received notice of his transfer to Hamilton. He will be succeeded at Cheviot by Mr J. F. Tonkin. 
Press, Volume LXV, Issue 19524, 22 January 1929

  Harry Dudley Cooper
Manager Te Kuiti

died 1967, reg. 1967/33410 aged 74 years

Mr. H. D. Cooper, Napier manager for Dalgety and Company, Ltd., has been appointed New Zealand superintendent for the company in succession to the late Mr. T. A. Moodie. Mr. Cooper, who was born in Kent, England, came to New Zealand in 1912. He was engaged in farming for some years and joined Dalgety and Company in 1917. After representing the company as stock agent in different parts of the Auckland Province he was appointed auctioneer at Auckland in 1922. In July, 1928, he became manager at Te Kuiti, and in 19"7 was promoted to the position of manager at Napier with control of the company's business throughout Hawke's Bay and Poverty Bay.
Evening Post, Volume CXXXV, Issue 102, 1 May 1943 

His son Flight Lieutenant Harry Barron Cooper was killed in Italy on 19 February 1945 aged 22 years.

Adolf Braae
Dalgety Manager at Opotiki about 1922 to 1935
then sub-manager for Dalgety and Company, Ltd., in Christchurch

died 1959, reg. 1959/31598 76 years

A. Braae, who will take up his duties as sub-manager for Dalgety and Company, Ltd., in Christchurch on October 1. He has been manager of the firm's Opotiki branch for 13 years.
Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21557, 21 August 1935

1. not identified
photograph by Broma Studio, Nelson

 Charles Richard Rabbits
 Dalgety Manager at Blenheim

born 13 November 1889
died 1977, reg.  1977/43872

Mr. C. R. Rabbits has been appointed to succeed Mr. W. Payne as Marlborough manager for Messrs. Dalgety and Company. Mr. Rabbits, a Blenheim boy, commenced his commercial life in 1902 with the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, and joined Messrs Dalgety and Company in 1907. 
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXII, Issue 19004, 29 April 1925

John Franklin Tonkin
Manager - Cheviot

died 1960 aged 69 years, reg. 1960/32677

Manager at Cheviot for Dalgety and Co. Ltd and from March 1932 until 1936 Manager of the sub-branch at Whangarei, then in charge of the stock department in Christchurch. In 1938 he was appointed the Manager of the Oamaru branch.

He served during the First World War as Second Lieutenant, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 4th Reinforcements, he received the Miilitary Cross.

Robert Buchanan Irvine
Manager - Oamaru

died 1 May 1938 at Oamaru, reg. 1938/19394 aged 56 years

Mr. R. B. Irvine (By Telegraph - Press Association.) Oamaru This Day. 
The death occurred yesterday morning in the Oamaru Hospital of Mr. Robert Buchanan Irvine, who for 30 years, until he retired a few months ago, managed the local branch of Dalgety and Co., Ltd. For over a year Mr. Irvine had been in bad health. He left his home about 6.30 on Saturday night, but as he had not returned by 9.30 a search was instituted, and he was found at the Columbia lawn tennis courts with a gunshot wound in his head and a rifle alongside the body. He was taken to hospital, where he died four hours later. The late Mr. Irvine was widely known and highly respected, both by the farming community and his fellow citizens. At one time he represented Otago at Association football. He leaves a widow and a son and daughter. 
Evening Post, Volume CXXV, Issue 101, 2 May 1938

2.  not identified 
J ... Perry / Parry?

3. not identified 
J. A. Anderson?

David Butchart Carrick
retired on 30 Jane 1936 after many years as Manager at Masterton

born Inverness, Scotland
died 14 July 1945 at Masterton aged 81 years

W. H. Hall
Manager, Palmerston North from 1925, 
prevously Manager at Wanganui
photograph by J. E. Lewis, Palmerston North

Hubert Simson Macey
Dalgety's Manager in Wanganui
photograph by Tesla Studio, Wanganui

died 30 October 1963 aged 73 years, reg. 1963/28488

Hubert Simson Macey was previously the accountant for Dalgety in Wanganui until his appointment as Manager in January 1925. He was the son of the photographer William Henry Macey.

Edward Vincent Reid

Death of Mr. E. V. Reid.
The many friends of Mr Edward Vincent Reid, of England, and formerly of Mackay and Rockthampton, Queensland, will regret to hear of his death, which occurred in England on 27 Apl., at the age of 87 years, the sad news being received by cablegram. 

The late Mr Reid was well known in Queensland in earlier years when he was prominently associated with banking and commercial circles, and his outstanding ability and success were freely acknowledged. He went to London in the early 90's to take up a high commercial position and in 1905 was appointed manager of Dalgety and Company, London. In 1909 he was promoted to the position of manager and colonial superintendent with that company and was afterwards elevated to the post of general manager, which he held for 17 years. 

In 1926 he joined the board of Dalgety's as managing director, and four years later was elected deputy chairman. Mr Reid's marked administrative abilities, together with his banking and commercial experience and his first hand knowledge of Australia proved a tower of strength in the important offices he held with such distinction and were of great advan tage to his company. 

Owing to advancing years and impairment of health, Mr Reid severed his active association with Dalgety and Company Limited some years ago and had since lived in retirement in England.
Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld), Friday 1 May 1942, page 3
photo -  Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sunday 11 December 1927, page 6

 Dalgety and Company Limited

Dalgety and Company Limited was registered in London on 29 April 1884. The company was a joint-stock company incorporating firms which were actively managed by Frederick Gonnerman Dalgety in partnership with other trading individuals. Dalgety became the company's first chairman of directors and remained the largest shareholder until his death. Australian branches were opened in Perth (1889), Albany (1890), Rockhampton (1891), Brisbane (1894), Townsville (1896), Adelaide (1897), Albury (1908), Wagga (1923) and sub-branches in smaller centres. A Superintendent was appointed for New Zealand in 1908 and for Australia in 1914. From 1884 to the Second World War, the company operated as merchants in rural areas, wool brokers, stock and station and shipping agents in Australia and New Zealand. In 1927 Dalgety and Co Ltd acquired the business of W C Hunter in Kenya. On 22 November 1961 the company merged with the New Zealand Loan & Mercantile Agency Company Limited to form Dalgety & New Zealand Loan Limited.
Source: Australian National University Archives

Dominion, Volume 6, Issue 1643, 9 January 1913
Dalgety and Co. Ltd, Store, Wellington
Dominion, Volume 6, Issue 1643, 9 January 1913