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Locations

Previously known as Yee Chong Wing & Co, Te Aro Seed Company was located on the Corner of Manners and Herbert (now Victoria) Streets until the 1910s.[1][2]

From 1910 to 1913, Te Aro Seed Company was located on Cuba Street.[2]

Te Aro Seed Company third and final location on the corner of Courtenay Place and Tory Street.

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The Sports Bar, Corner of Taranaki Street and Courtney Place, June 2017 (C) Cameron Sang

8; Te Aro Seed Company, shop front, Courtenay Place (1900s?)

Wellington City Council Archives Series 00157:8

Corner of Courtenay Place and Tory Street, June 2017

Publications

Te Aro Seed Company: [Garden guide or garden annual - price lists. 1900s-1940s] Held at the National Library of New Zealand[3] 

Eph-A-HORTICULTURE-TeAro-1934-01-front

Te Aro Seed Company :Garden annual, 1934-35. [Front cover] Designed and printed by L T Watkins Limited, Wellington.. Te Aro Seed Company :[Garden guide or garden annual - price lists. 1900s-1940s]. Ref: Eph-A-HORTICULTURE-TeAro-1934-01-front. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22708878

Te Aro Seed Company: Garden annual, 1934-35. [Front cover Designed and printed by L T Watkins Limited, Wellington]

Cover of sales catalogue for Te Aro Seed Company, Courtenay Place Wellington. Shows an illustration of an assortment of vegetables arranged in a field: pumpkin, swede, turnip, carrot, beetroot, potato, onion, celery, leek, marrow, cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, green and yellow beans, peas.

Quantity: 1 colour photo-mechanical print(s) on cover of booklet.

Physical Description: Offset print, 247 x 156 mm.

Provenance: Purchased from Barney Brewster, Nelson, in 2004.

Eph-A-HORTICULTURE-Tearo-1945-01-front

Te Aro Seeds Limited :Garden annual, 1949-1950. Printed by L T Watkins Ltd., Cuba Street, Wellington [Front cover. 1949].. Te Aro Seed Company :[Garden guide or garden annual - price lists. 1900s-1940s]. Ref: Eph-A-HORTICULTURE-TeAro-1949-01-front. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22625370

Te Aro Seed Co (Firm) :Garden annual. Victory edition 1945-46. Te Aro Seed Co. Seeds that grow. [Front cover. 1945.]

Shows a woman in straw hat, check shirt and dungarees, standing in a filed of vegetables, holding a wooden box of assorted vegetables.

Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s).

Physical Description: Photolithograph, on cover of catalogue 215 x 140 mm.

Provenance: Estate of Hallam Leslie Secker, 2002.

Eph-A-HORTICULTURE-TeAro-1949-01-front

Te Aro Seeds Limited :Garden annual, 1949-1950. Printed by L T Watkins Ltd., Cuba Street, Wellington [Front cover. 1949].. Te Aro Seed Company :[Garden guide or garden annual - price lists. 1900s-1940s]. Ref: Eph-A-HORTICULTURE-TeAro-1949-01-front. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22625370

Te Aro Seeds Limited :Garden annual, 1949-1950. Printed by L T Watkins Ltd., Cuba Street, Wellington [Front cover. 1949.]

Shows a smiling young Chinese woman reading a Te Aro seed catalogue, with a basket of vegetables in front of her, and springs of pink blossom behind her. The green and yellow logo of the New Zealand Horticultural Trades Association is at lower right.

The Te Aro Seed Company was run by a Chinese family, the Ting family.

Quantity: 1 colour photo-mechanical print(s).

Physical Description: Photolithograph, on cover of booklet, 218 x 142 mm.

Alternative form available: Scanned from original. File print in Ephemera Room

  1. Tung Jung Association http://www.tungjung.org.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=31
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lee, L., Lam, R., & Dominion Federation of N.Z. Chinese Commercial Growers. (2012). Sons of the soil: Chinese market gardeners in New Zealand = Huángtǔ zǐsì. Pukekohe [N.Z.: Dominion Federation for New Zealand Chinese Commercial Growers.] Page 123
  3. National Library of New Zealand: Te Aro Seed Company :[Garden guide or garden annual - price lists. 1900s-1940s]  https://natlib.govt.nz/items/23234830

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