Peter Horne / Don Hawke

To round out the chemists in the Remuera shops, Peter Horne opened up business in Hutchinsons Arcade in 1960. There were a few premises relocations, and was taken over by Don Hawke in 1970. Don ran this through to 2003 when he retired; so Remuera reverted back to 2 operating Chemist shops, Remuera Pharmacy & […]

Great South Road Chemists

Only segregated 50 years ago by the incision of the Southern Motorway, this area was traditionally and integrally a part of Remuera. These shops display one of the predictable suburban business patterns of the early 20th century, following the tram stops from the Market Road intersection, finally to the Harp of Erin. Most notable was […]

Wylie’s Pharmacy

The founder of Wylie’s Pharmacy, Roland Wylie became a chemist because he liked the smell of a chemist’s shop. Roland was the only son of a draper from County Antrim in Northern Ireland, who was brought up in Thames where he received his early education. His parents wanted him to become a draper, to following […]

Upland Road Pharmacies

William Gabrial Gray The 2nd longest serving pharmacy business in the Remuera area was that opened in 1923 by William Gabrial Gray at the Upland road shops. “Bill” Gray registered as a pharmacist on 8th February 1922 being Registration No 1174 (the same date as Roland Wylie), where he was shown as residing at Devonport. […]

Remuera Pharmacy

FRED BLOTT The business trading as F.G.Blott Chemist opened in 1909. It was in a two storied building at, what was then numbered as 117 Remuera Rd. The other half was shared by R.W.Hellaby, Butcher at 115 Remuera Road and on the other side was a vacant section. However, this was quickly built on and […]

Introduction to Pharmacies in Remuera

Remuera has become one of Auckland’s’ premium suburban shopping precincts. Several quality pharmacies remain, and about double that number have shut down or been amalgamated. The inspiration for this talk has been to coincide with the Centenary of the first Remuera pharmacy opening in 1909, by F.G.Blott, at 377 Remuera Road. Remuera Pharmacy has remained […]

W.I. Hancock & Co Coal Merchant

W.I. Hancock & Co 128 Greenlane Road, S.E 4 Corner Greenlane Rd, East and Nolan Ave This coal and firewood business was owned by my father, Launce Sutcliffe in the 1960’s. The business building was a large vertically run corrugated iron structure, which was built right up to the footpath on both streets. It was […]

Shop and Old Bakehouse – Armadale Road

Probably one of Remuera’s oldest significant commercial remains in Remuera at the rear of 279 Remuera Road has been demolished. The bakehouse oven was part of Remuera’s early Bakery, and was knocked down just prior to Christmas 2008. This was located behind the 2 storied building on the East corner of Remuera and Armadale Roads, […]

L.J. Keys Grocer’s Store

        CORNER OF CLONBERN & REMUERA ROADS Article by Terry Sutcliffe A while ago I was given a bundle of over fifty accounts, invoices and letters pertaining to the business of Leonard J. Keys, Clonbern Road store. They are all dated between 1908-1913 and provide a wonderful window into Edwardian suburban Auckland. Not only can we […]