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Willis Street WELLINGTON - 1925

Journal by ngairedith

some of the HUSTLE & BUSTLE in WILLIS Street, WELLINGTON in 1925

Evening Post, 2 January 1925
BURGLARY
... The premises of Mr J. McILRAITH, grocer, of 140 Willis steet, were entered by burglars some time between Wednesday night and this morning, and about 5 in cash was stolen. The police have the matter in hand

Evening Post, 3 January 1925
PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK
... FINE PRINTS and PHOTOGRAPHIC CORK at the S. P. ANDREW Studios, 10 Willis street, Wellington. and Bartlett Studio, Auckland. By Appointment Photographers to His Excellency the Governor-General

Evening Post, 5 January 1925
BIRTH
... CALDWELL - On the 26th December 1924, at the Willis Street Obstetric Hospital, to Mr and Mrs Archie Caldwell, Karori - a daughter

Evening Post, 20 January 1925
CHEESE IN PERFECTION
... Full Cream Cheddar Cheese matured by special process, in perfect condition. 1s 4d per pound at WARDELL'S, Willis street

Evening Post, 20 January 1925
BIRTH
... BUCHANAN - On the 19th January 1925, to Mr and Mrs Buchanan, at Willis Street Obstetric Hospital - a daughter

Evening Post, 21 January 1925
BIRTH
... KLINBERG - On the 21st January, 1925, to Mr and Mrs E. Klinberg, at Willis street Obstetric Hospital - a daughter

Evening Post, 22 January 1925
ACCIDENT
... Through colliding with a tramcar while riding a motor-cycle down Willis street yesterday evening, a single man, 37 years of age, named THOMAS MURPHY, a wharf labourer, suffered a broken leg. The injured man was removed to the hospital, where his is progressing favourably

Evening Post, 5 February 1925
SOCIETY for PROTECTION of WOMEN and CHILDREN
... The Secretary will be in attendance at the Rooms, Wilton's Buildins, 156 Willis street, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 to 12.30 & Tuesday Afternoon 2 to 4
All communication strictly confidential. Telephone 770

Evening Post, 6 February 1925
WEDDING
... The wedding was solemnised at St Peter's Church, Willis street, yesterday afternoon of Miss Dorothy PETERS, youngest daughter of Mr J. Peters, Hastings, and Mr James GLOVER, eldest son of Mrs J. Glover, Webb street, Wellington. The Rev. N. A. Stanley officiated. After the ceremony the bride and bridegroom were entertained at Mrs Hath's residence, Hiropi street, Newtown

Evening Post, 23 March 1925
ELOCUTION LESSONS
... Miss Constance THEEL, teacher of elocution, who has made a special study of the methods of voice production, will receive pupils at Room 11, 50 Willis street, as advertised

Evening Post, 29 April 1925
AUCTION
... Mt Herbert SEATON, under instructions from Mr M. L. MARIS, will sell by auction, the whole of his stock of diamond rings, watches, clocks, and silver ware on the premises, 27 Willis street, at 1 p.m. on Friday

Evening Post, 1 May 1925
OFFICES TO LET
... Large rooms and floor, about 60ft x 30ft, with Small Office; splendid light, heart of city, next Stewart Dawson's. Apply, 11 to 12 or 3 to 4, Room 17, Fletcher's Buildings, Corner Lambton quay and Willis street

Evening Post, 1 May 1925
HARRY N. HOLMES
... who, during his term of office as general secretary of Wellington Y.M.C.A., was responsible for the erection of the building in Willis Street, arrived from Australia per Ulimaroa on Wednesday, after a visit to his aged father in Adelaide. During his visit to Wellington he will speak at a New Zealand Club luncheon, of which he was the founder

Evening Post, 2 May 1925
DANCE LESSONS
... Miss PHYLLIS BATES, Studio 68 Willis street. Telephone 870. Private Lessons by Appointment. Fox Trot, Five-Step, Waltz, Tango. MURRAY BLAKES'"BLUES", Paso Doble. Appointments from 10 a.m.

Evening Post, 2 May 1925
DANCING AND EURYTHMICS
... Miss BARBARA PUTNAM is removing to New Studio,, 60 Willis Street on Thursday, 14th May. For further particulars address 43, Northland Road

Evening Post, 4 May 1925
BICYCLE WRECKS
... Brought to us for repairs indicate that too many have courted trouble and married disaster by buying low-grade cycles. Rather enjoy your ride in safety and comfort by buying reliabel Cycles at reasonable prices from F. J. W. FEAR AND CO., 63-65 Willis street

Evening Post, 5 May 1925
CHIROPRACTIC
... Mr and Mrs KEMBLE WELCH (Palmer School Graduates) have opened Offices for the Practice of Chiropractic, Neurocalometer Service. The Neurocalometer accurately locates nerve impingements, which are the cause of disease. Address: 200 Willis Street, Telephone 20-421

Evening Post, 5 May 1925
EYESIGHT SPECIALISTS
... SPEAR AND MURRAY LTD., 7 Willis Street, Wellington. Late Optician to the Wellington Hospital and Charitable Aid Board. Telephone 2562

Evening Post, 5 May 1925
DENTAL SURGEON
... H. E. ANDREWS & H. JACKSON, Dental Surgeons, 132 Willis street, McDonald's Buildings

Evening Post, 6 May 1925
CARLTON HOTEL
... Willis Street, Wellington UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT. Terms Moderate. F. H. RENNIE. Telephone 863

Evening Post, 6 May 1925
HERBERT SEATON
... Auctioneer, retiring from business, continuation of Auction Sale of Mr M. L. MARIS's stock of Diamond RIngs, Gold and Silver Watches, Electroplate, Silverware, Clocks, Watches, Art Beads, Field glasses, etc., etc., on premises, 27 Willis street, opposite Grand Hotel

Evening Post, 18 May 1925
BIRTH
... OLSON - On the 16th May 1925, at the Willis Street Obstetric Hospital, to Mr and Mrs W. H. Olson - a daughter

Evening Post, 20 May 1925
NZ BIBLE & BOOK SOCIETY
... ANNUAL BOOK SALE, this Friday, the 22nd instant. A Harvest of bargains for Book Buyers. Valuable works at nominal prices. 71 Willis Street, opposite "Evening Post"

Evening Post, 18 May 1925
RUSSIAN FUR EXHIBITION
... Owing to the unexpected arrival, ex ss Tongaririo, of a parcel of exquisite sample furs. The English representative for Russian Furs has extended his visit for three days more. Fur lovers should see this wonderful display of fur coats, stoles, capes and neckwear. 68 Willis Street. Up passageway leading to Ambassador Cabaret

Evening Post, 21 May 1925
BARGAINS FROM LONDON
... Great Sale of Evening Goods Now On - Brilliant Satin Marocains, double width, 3s 11d, worth 7s 11d. Real Ostrich Feather Trimmings, all colours, 4s 11d, worth 12s 6d. Magnificant Beaded Tunics, at a third of usual prices. French Evening Hair Bands, at 2s 11d. Beautiful Wide Metal Laces and Sequin Trimmings at half-price. See the windows. QUEREE BROS., 116 Willis Street

Evening Post, 27 May 1925
CAPPING DAY
... TOMORROW'S PROCESSION. For the first time since 1922 the Victoria College students will hold their capping procession to-morrow. The procession will leave the college at 11 a.m., and will proceed via Cuba street, to Manners street, Willis street and Lambton quay to the Government Buildings. It will then return via Lambton quay and Grey street to Post Office square, where it should arrive about 1 p.m. It is expected that the procession will be one worthy of the occasion, and that the skits on public affairs, and the speeches at the Post Office square, where the welcoming of the Governor-General by the Acting Governor-General, will be the main feature, will provide the public with much amusement

Evening Post, 27 May 1925
BYLAW BREACHES
... At the Magistrate's Court yesterday George Geoffrey SHIRTCLIFFE was fined 1 10s for turning his car in Willis street

Evening Post, 1 June 1925
MARRIAGE
... LINLEY-HURLEY - On the 22nd April 1925, at St Peter's Church, Willis street, by the Rev Mr WATSON, Lewis Frederick, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Linley, Wellington, to Ivy mable, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs D. Langley, Collingwood street, Nelson

Evening Post, 19 June 1925
BIRTH
... WEINSTEIN - On the 30th June, 1925, at Willis street Obstetric Hospital, to Mr and Mrs C. Weinstein - a daughter

Evening Post, 24 June 1925
MARRIAGE
... DRYDEN-PETTENGELL - On Wednesday, 17th June 1925, at St Peter's Church, Willis street, Wellington, by the Rev. Mr WATSON, Leonard B. Dryden, youngest son of Mrs A. O'SULLIVAN, of Waitara, to Elsie M., youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs F. Pettengell, of Tanera crescent, Brooklyn

Evening Post, 30 June 1925
MARRIAGE
... CHAMPION-WALLIS - On the 16th June 1925, at St Peter's Church, Willis street, by the Rev T. Feilden TAYLOR. Thomas Keith, eldest son of Mr and Mrs W. H. Champion, of Auckland, to Effie Rosetta, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs T. J. Wallis, of 19 Boston terrace, Wellington

Evening Post, 4 July 1925
MARRIAGE
... YEATTS-WEBSTER - On the 1st July 1925, at St Peter's Church, Willis street, by the Rev. P. A. STANLEY, Robert Charles, only son of Mr R. C. Yeatts, of Wellington, to Vera May, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Webster, of 4 Crosby terrace, Wellington

Evening Post, 6 July 1925
SUDDEN DEATH
... James ROGERS, a waterside worker, 66 years of age, died suddenly at 218 Willis street, at 4.30 am., yesterday. He took ill shortly after 1 o'clock yesterday morning, and medical assistance was summoned, but Rogers expired within a few minutes. An inquest will be held at 9.15a.m. to-morrow

Evening Post, 10 July 1925
OBITUARY
... Dr (PETER) HAMILTON ROBERTSON. Very general and sincere regret will be expressed at the death of Dr Hamilton Robertson, of Hataitai, which took place from meningitis this morning, following a few weeks illness. Dr Robertson, who was a son of an eminent authority in Glasgow on mental diseases, and was a brother of Dr Alex. Robertson, of Willis street, was about 49 years of age, and had a distinguished career. He served with the Scottish Red Cross Hospital in the South African War. He held appointments in the Glasgow Maternity and Fever Hospitals, and in the Sussex General Hospital, and was a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons at Glasgow. For five and a half years prior to the Great War he held the post of assistant to the Regius Professor of Surgery, Sir William Macewen, his duties in that capacity consisting of teaching large classes of students in systematic, clinical, and operative surgery by lectures and demonstrations; also in assisting at the operations in the University Clinique at the Western Infirmary. In addition he held the post of extra-dispensary surgeon to the Victoria Infirmary for seven years and that of extra-dispensary to the Royal Infirmary for six years. He had a varied career during the war, serving as a surgeon at the Battle of Loos and later as a surgical specialist. After the war he settled in Hataitai, where he soon built up a large practice, and won for himself a host of friends. He also did good work on the surgical staff of the Wellington Hospital. Dr Robertson leaves a widow, with whom much sympathy will be felt

Evening Post, 12 July 1925
BIRTH
... SPENCER - On the 9th July 1925, at Willis Street Obstetric Hospital, to Mr and Mrs W. Spencer (nee Eley BASSETT), of Ngaio - a daughter; both well

Evening Post, 30 July 1925
AUCTION
... Messrs. VINE and Co., auctioneers, will sell pianos and and oak and rimu furniture at their mart, 107 Customhouse quay at 2 o'clock to-morrow. On Saturday morning, at 10 o'lock, they will offer office furniture, counters, a Ford motor-car, on the premises, 77 Willis street

Evening Post, 21 August 1925
FIRE in the ALBERT HOTEL
... The fire brigade received a call last night at 11. o'clock to an outbreak of fire in the Albert Hotel, Willis street. The cause of the fire was a gas heater, and damage was done to the sitting room

Evening Post, 22 August 1925
WINDOWS DAMAGED
... During last night five large plate-glass windows in Messrs WALLACE and GIBSON's shop in Willis street were cut, apparently with a diamond. The discovery was made when the window-cleaner commenced work this morning. The panes damaged are marked in several places with vertical scratches, and some of them are valued at 50

Evening Post, 11 August 1925
2000 MEN TO PARADE THROUGH CITY
... The chief feature of to-morrow's programme, and probably what will prove to be the most spectacular event of the whole visit, will be a route march by 2,000 sailors through the city streets. The men will be drawn from the various ships, and the march will commence at 10 a.m. The line of route will be Bunny street, Lambton Quay, Willis Street, Upper Willis Street, Vivian Street, Cuba Street, Jervois Quay, Customhouse Quay and Waterloo Quay, back to the ship. His excellency the Governor-General (Sir Charles FERGUSSON) and Admiral COONTZ will take the salute from the steps of Parliament Buildings

Evening Post, 22 August 1925
BIRTH
... SCHAAB - on the 13th August 1925, at the Willis Street Obstetric Hospital, to Mr and Mrs M. J. Schaab, Kilbirnie - the gift of a son

Evening Post, 22 August 1925
BIRTH
... ANGEL - on the 22nd August 1925, at Willis Street Private Hospital, to Mr and Mrs Angel, Northland - a son

Evening Post, 7 September 1925
COMPETITION
... First and Second Prize-winners are requested to be Photographed as early as possible at the Official Photographers to the Wellington Competitions Society. - The P. H. JAUNCEY Studios, 50 Willis street

Evening Post, 7 September 1925
WEDDING BOUQUETS
... If you wish to obtain that finish and artistic touch to your wedding, order your bouquets from Miss MURRAY, Vice-Regal Florists, 35 Willis Street

Evening Post, 7 September 1925
HAIR RESTORER
... "Nodinit" - Grey and white hair can be restored to its natural colour by the application of this wonderful restorer. It improves the growth of the hair, and completely removes dandruff. Price 4s per bottle. Sole agents: STAMFORD and Co., Ltd., 68 Willis street. Permanent waving, Eugene machine. Our operators recommended by Mr EUGENE himself. Half head 4 10s. Telephone 21-220

Evening Post, 7 September 1925
TAILORS and BREECHES Makers
... THIRTY YEARS AGO we commenced business in Willis street. We determined to purchase only good materials, put in first-class Workmanship, and sell at a reasonable price. Our ideals remain the same, and our unrivalled tailoring experience is still at your service. We have no front shop. Our Show-rooms are on the First Floor, Macarthy's Buildings, 50 Willis street. MORRISON AND PENNEY

Evening Post, 12 September 1925
BIRTH
... HEENAN - On the 11th September, 1925, at Willis Street Obstetric Hospital, to Mr and Mrs J. W. Heenan - a son

Evening Post, 12 September 1925
BIRTH
... LAKE - On the 10th September, 1925, at Willis Street Obstetric Hospital, to Mr and Mrs George William Lake, of 26 William Street, Wadestown - a son; both well

Evening Post, 2 October 1925
BIRTH
... WATTS - On the 1st October, 1925, at Willis Street Obstetric Hospital, to Mr and Mrs E. H. Watts, of Ngaio - a son

Evening Post, 7 October 1925
LABOUR PARTY DEMONSTRATION
... A Labour Party demonstration will be held in the Empress Theatre, Willis street, on Sunday evening next, commencing at 8. Labour candidates for Parliament, assisted by others, will address the meeting

Evening Post, 13 October 1925
BIRTH
... FOX - On the 11th October 1925, at the Willis Street Private Hospital, to Mr and Mrs W. M. G. Fox - a daughter

Evening Post, 13 October 1925
BIRTH
... JONES - On the 11th October 1925, at Willis Street Hospital, to Mr and Mrs C. W. Jones, junr. - a daughter

Evening Post, 15 October 1925
DEATH from HEART FAILURE
... At an inquest held yesterday afternoon by the Coroner (Mr W. G. RIDDELL, S.M.) on Elspeth McPherson WALLINGTON, a married woman, aged 26, who died suddenly on the morning of 13th October at 255 Willis street, evidence was given by Dr LYNCH that death was due to heart failure. A verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was returned

Evening Post, 16 October 1925
FUNERAL FURNISHERS
... A. M. WILSON & Co., (late J. & A. Wilson). Funeral Furnishers, 263 Willis Street, Tel. 21-949

Evening Post, 26 October 1925
MOTOR-CYCLE MISHAP
... A minor mishap, with a smashed plate-glass window as its most serious result occurred in Boulcott street at 2.15 this afternoon. A motor-cyclist with an occupied sidecar, lost control of his machine as he was approaching the Willis street-manners street intersection, his foot-brake being rendered inactive through a mechanical defect, and the machine ran across the footpath ten yards from the Willis street corner. The front wheel crashed through a newly installed plate-glass window in the shop frontage recently made in Boulcott street. Neither machine nor occupants suffered any injury

Evening Post, 30 October 1925
TRAMCAR ACCIDNET
... Samuel George FRANKLIN, 25 years of age, and residing at 22 Rimu road, Kelburn, was knocked down by a tramcar while crossing Willis street at 2.25 o'clock this afternoon. He sustained cuts about the head and face, for which he received treatment at a nearby chemist's shop and was afterwards able to proceed to his home

Evening Post, 31 October 1925
BIRTH
... WYATT - On the 29th October, 1926, at the Willis Street Obstetric Hospital, to Mr and Mrs H. Wyatt - a daughter

Evening Post, 13 November 1925
MARRIAGE
... BLAKE-HOPKIRK - On the 21st October, 1925, at St John's Presbyterian Church, Willis street, by Rev Dr GIBB, Douglas C. E. Blake, second son of Mr and Mrs E. M. Blake, Kent terrace, Wellington, to Sibyl E. Hopkirk, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Wm. Hopkirk, Majoribanks street, Wellington

Evening Post, 17 November 1925
SALE OF EMPIRE HOTEL
... Another deal in Wellington City property took place last week, Messrs. FINCH and WEBSTER, land and estate agents, having arranged the sale of the Empire Hotel, Willis street, at a price between 75,000 and 80,000. The building, which is of three stories, has a frontage of 72ft to Willis street and of 75ft to Victoria street
in 2013, 75,000-80,000 is equivalent to $6,995,000-$7,460,000

Evening Post, 21 November 1925
BIRTH
... MILLER - On the 19th November 1925, at Willis Street Obstetric Hospital, the wife of M. B. Miller - a daugher

Evening Post, 10 December 1925
PUBLIC AUCTION
... Messrs C. DICKINSON and Co., 68 Willis street, advertise a sale of crockery and furniture at their rooms, 68 Willis st., to-morrow, at 2 o'clock.


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Willis Street
in 1925

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