The map below shows the locations of buildings featured on this blog. Use the zoom function at left and click on the pins for details.

6 thoughts on “Map

  1. Tracy Kirk

    Hoping you might be able to help me trace the plastering work of my GG grandfather Charles George Bellman (1838-1917) and his son Charles Albert Bellman (1866-1952). Charles George emigrated to New Zealand 1864 and settled in Dunedin with his wife Maria and had a family there until 1886 when they returned to Melbourne. I noticed his residences being Stafford Street, Moray Place and Maitland Street Dunedin, which you mention in your website.

    1. David Murray Post author

      Unfortunately it’s very difficult to trace this sort of work – unless it’s for a major project reported in the newspapers, or a reference survives in the records of whoever commissioned or sub-contracted out the work. It should be more straightforward to identify some of the locations Bellman lived through directories and council rates records, and he may or may not have done some work on those properties.

  2. Kahren Thompson

    I would really like to know something about the buildings in Princes Street where my great grandfather had a saddlery business – Reid and Maxwell saddlers – – from the 1870s up until 1910. The buildings were where there is now a bus depot, opposite a green area on the map.

    1. David Murray Post author

      I haven’t found out much about it unfortunately. They appear there in directories but it’s one of the more difficult parts of Princes Street to find photographs of, being at the quieter end of the street and not falling in the more obvious vistas. On 9 May 1883 the Evening Star published an advertisement requesting ‘TENDERS for Building Brick Shop and Dwelling. Apply Reid and Maxwell, Princes street south.’ Reid & Maxwell also applied to build a wooden coal house and wash house in 1891. There are photographs where you can get something of a rear view of the site, e.g.

  3. Alan Wills

    I have an oval brass name plate with Reid and Maxwell, makers Dunedin on. It would have been affixed to some leather work as it has three wire prongs on the rear .I was about to put it in my garage sale but if a family member wants it please contact.


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