CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897
MITCHINSON, G. D. W.
Mitchinson, G. D. W., Bookseller, Stationer, and Fancy Goods Dealer, and News Agent,
High Street, Waverley. Telegraphic address, `Mitchinson, Waverley.' This business was
established in Waverley six years ago by Mr. H. F. Mason, by whom it was sold in 1894 to
Mr. Mitchinson. The building is of wood and iron, the freehold being in the hands of Mr. W.
Mitchinson, father of the owner of the business. It was erected by Messrs. MacFarlane and
Son, and is a well-built, commodious establishment, an engraving of it being shown herewith.
Mr. Mitchinson does a good trade throughout the district, a special attraction being the
circulating library (at the low tariff of five shillings per quarter), which contains an excellent
assortment of current works of fiction, etc,. and which boasts of a goodly number of
subscribers. Mr. Mitchenson's agencies include the South British Insurance Company,
Canterbury Times, Auckland Weekly News, New Zealand Mail, Wanganui Herald,
Yeoman, etc. Mr. Mitchinson was born at Hokitika, but left the coast and settled in
Christchurch, where he received his education, in 1876. In 1883 he came with his parents to
Waverley, and was engaged in farming pursuits until he took over the present business. Having
lived so long in the district, Mr. Mitchinson is well acquainted with all the inhabitants, with
whom he is more than ordinarily popular. Since taking over the establishment he has been very
successful, and is well satisfied with his business prospects.
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