Wright & Jaques Ltd

Wright & Jacques Ltd

Auckland printing company operating from 1887 to the 1950s. In 1938, a dinner was held at the Station Hotel in Auckland to celebrate the 50th jubilee of the company. The dinner doubled as a farewell to both directors Dennett Wright (aged 90) and Amos Jaques (aged 67). Dennett Wright, who had been a compositor in Fleet Street, London, had bought the business in 1886 when it published a prohibition publication The Leader. At the turn of the century he turned the business into a "general printing house". Amos Jaques, who was also a former Londoner (and a distant relative) joined as his partner seven years later. In 1907 the company expanded to publish the NZ Home Journal and grew to need its own purpose-built premises which were built in Albert Street. (Information retrieved from http://www.vlga.nl/nieuws/5073/piece-of-history-comes-to-light.htm on 2 August 2010)

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Date: 1951 By: Wright & Jaques Ltd Ref: Eph-A-VARIETY-1951-01 Description: A programme for the Auckland season of a variety show featuring "international all-star variety". Includes a programme and photos of the cast: Max and Harry ...
Date: 1925 By: Galli-Curci, Amelita, 1882-1963; Wright & Jaques Ltd Ref: Eph-A-ALCOHOL-Prohibition-1925-01 Description: Booklet reporting the views of Amelita Galli-Curci on the prohibition policy. The first page shows a portrait of Madame Galli-Curci. Quantity: 1 b&w photo-m...
Date: 1994 By: New Zealand Rugby League; Wright & Jaques Ltd Ref: Eph-D-LEAGUE-1994-01 Description: Poster shows an arrangement of text, and logos for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, and the Canberra Raiders. Four copies held. Quantity: 1 colour art print...
Date: 2008 By: New Zealand Rugby League; Wright & Jaques Ltd Ref: Eph-D-LEAGUE-2008-01 Description: Poster shows on one side a gallery of head and shoulders portrait photographs of the Vodafone Warriors team players in 2008. The other side has the timetable...
Date: 1927 By: Wright & Jaques Ltd Ref: Eph-B-MUSIC-1927-01 Description: Includes a full-face head and should portrait, and one full-length portrait of this New Zealand soprano opera singer. The programme is for the first recital...
Hugh J Ward's Musical Comedy Festival at Opera House, Auckland, commencing at the matinee, Saturday, March 7th. Presenting for the first time in New Zealand "The O'Brien girl", "Tangerine", "Little Nellie Kelly". Wright & Jaques, Printers, Auckland. [Two-sided promotional flier. 1925]
Date: 1925 By: Wright & Jaques Ltd Ref: Eph-C-OPERA-1925-01 Description: Flier shows on both sides arrangements of photographs of performers in Hugh J Ward's Musical Comedy festival. One side shows five group photographs, called "...
[New Zealand Alliance for the Abolition of the Liquor Traffic] :Strike out the 2 top lines. "That's right, Daddy!" I vote for National Proh[ibition]. Auckland, Wright & Jaques Ltd., Printers, [1925].
Date: 1925 By: New Zealand Alliance for the Abolition of the Liquor Traffic; Wright & Jaques Ltd Ref: Eph-D-ALCOHOL-Prohibition-1925-01 Description: Shows a large voting paper, and a small boy leaning over it from the top, helping his father to strike out the two top lines, leaving only the third option, ...
J C Williamson Ltd: "The greatest dancer of all time". J C Williamson Ltd present Anna Pavlova and her Ballet Russe, the entire Paris and London organization in a festival of dancing & music. H.M. Theatre Dunedin, commencing Tuesday June 29th. Supported by Laurent Novikoff. Wright & Jaques, Printers, Auckland [Promotional pamphlet. 1926]
Date: 1926 By: J C Williamson (Firm); Wright & Jaques Ltd Ref: Eph-A-DANCE-1926-02 Description: Folded pamphlet promotes the visit of ballerina Anna Pavlova to New Zealand. The front cover shows a photograph of her dancing, and the inside spread shows s...
Hayward's Avondale. Talkie programmes. Programmes for the month. Wright & Jaques Ltd, 52 Albert Street [Auckland. Programme card for 11 October - 3 November 1938].
Date: 1938 From: [Ephemera of octavo size relating to cinemas, movies, films and film screenings in New Zealand] By: Wright & Jaques Ltd Ref: Eph-A-CINEMA-1938-01 Description: Programme card listing films to be shown at Hayward's Avondale, shows a front cover illustration of a couple dancing on the street in the moonlight in front...
Date: 1929 By: Auckland Agricultural and Pastoral Association; Wright & Jaques Ltd Ref: Eph-A-SHOW-Auckland-1929-01 Description: A schedule of categories for prizes, and general regulations. Categories include: butter, cheese, hams and bacon, honey, flax, field roots, vegetables, fruit...