Story: Large companies

James Smith and Sons, Cuba Street

James Smith and Sons, Cuba Street

James Smith and Sons' shop in Cuba Street, Wellington is seen here around 1900. Many early large New Zealand companies made their money in importing and selling products to the growing settler population. Drapery and clothing were very profitable.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James Smith Ltd Collection
Reference: PAColl-3332-17-1

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Gary Hawke, 'Large companies - What is a company?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Gary Hawke, published 11 Mar 2010