CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897
COLLIER, Herbert and Henry
COLLIER, H., and Co. [Herbert and Henry Collier], Music sellers,
Piano and Musical Instrument importers. Wanganui Music Warehouse, Victoria Avenue,
Wanganui. Branch, New Plymouth. Telegraphic address: `Collier, Wanganui.' P.O. Box 111.
Bankers, Bank of Australasia. Private residence, Mr H. Collier, Nixon Street; Mr Henry
Collier, Guyton Street. Both partners are natives of Manchester, and came to New Zealand
about the year 1878, when the present business was established. The firm occupy large and
convenient premises, very close to the Post Office in Victoria Avenue. The building is of two
stories, and erected on leasehold ground, and contains accommodation for a very large and
valuable stock. The firm are direct importers of musical instruments of all kinds, as well as
music, and they hold sole agencies for the West Coast for Brimsmead and Haake's pianos.
The specialties of their business are pianos and organs, in which they do a very large trade
between Palmerston and New Plymouth. The firm have also a large tuning connection in the
same extensive districts. Mr Henry Collier has been a prominent teacher of music in Wanganui
since 1878. At the time of writing, Mr Herbert Collier was on a visit to England.
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