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Doing well and doing good : Ross & Glendining, Scottish enterprise in New Zealand, S.R.H Jones

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Doing well and doing good : Ross & Glendining, Scottish enterprise in New Zealand
Title
Doing well and doing good
Title remainder
Ross & Glendining, Scottish enterprise in New Zealand
Statement of responsibility
S.R.H Jones
Title variation
  • Scottish enterprise in New Zealand
  • Ross & Glendining (Firm)
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries large numbers of Scots emigrted to seek their fortunes around the world. Better educated than the English and with a strong Presbyterian ethic, they were unusually successful in business and politics. This was true for New Zealand as elsewhere. Two contrasting characters - Caithness-born John Ross and Robert Glendining, from Dumfries - founded Ross & Glendining Ltd in Dunedin in 1862, during the gold rush. At one stage the country's largest manufacturer and home of many popular clothing and knitwear brands, R&G was initially a drapery importing business, which opened branches throughout New Zealand and warehouses in all the main centres. Careful management and efficient systems enabled the business to grow, despite strong competition from Australia. After the investment boom of the 1870s, it diversifies, investing in sheep runs, a woollen mill, other manufacturing, and even a coal mine. This history offers a portrait of a firm over a hundred-year peiod - its growth, decline and demise - and a window on the developing New Zealand economy and emergence of a modern manufacturing sector"--Back cover
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
677.310993
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Doing well and doing good : Ross & Glendining, Scottish enterprise in New Zealand, S.R.H Jones
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Doing well and doing good : Ross & Glendining, Scottish enterprise in New Zealand, S.R.H Jones
Publication
Note
"Published with the assistance of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage"--T.p. verso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Developing the warehouse business
  • Sect. 2.
  • Diversificiation & consolidation.
  • 4.
  • the 1870s investment boom and the growth of the firm
  • 5.
  • Mill owners and manufacturers
  • 6.
  • Branching out
  • 7.
  • Introduction
  • Sheep farming and early development of Lauder Station
  • 8.
  • Gaining a national foothold
  • Sect. 3.
  • Expansion against the odds.
  • 9.
  • Conflict, 1889-1900
  • 10.
  • Government land policy and the retreat from sheep farming, 1892-1909
  • 11.
  • Sect. 1.
  • Struggle for expansion-- Roslyn Mills, 1900-1914
  • 12.
  • Struggle for expansion-- The factories, 1900-1914
  • 13.
  • Struggle for expansion-- Warehouses, 1900-1914
  • 14.
  • London, 1900-1914
  • Sect. 4.
  • Wartime and after.
  • 15.
  • From Scotland to New Zealand.
  • Making money in wartime
  • 16.
  • Readjustment and retrenchment, 1919-1926
  • 17.
  • The end of an era
  • Sect. 5.
  • Second generation.
  • 18.
  • Depression and recovery, 1926-1939
  • 19.
  • 1.
  • Government controls in war and peace
  • 20.
  • Too little, too late
  • 21.
  • Endgame, 1963-1966
  • Epilogue
  • Scottish foundations
  • 2.
  • Early days in Dunedin
  • 3.
Control code
529636
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24 cm.
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Extent
422 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9781877372742
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP529636
  • 13186896
  • (OCoLC)550538796
  • (eLGAR).b24407756
  • (OCoLC)489402785
  • (Nz)13186896
  • (NLNZils)1376910

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