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The Myers

Author: Paul Goldsmith; Michael Bassett
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : David Ling Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Myers is a sweeping study of four generations of the Myers family. It moves from Prussian Poland to the goldfields of Ballarat to bankruptcy in the South Island and then to a growing fortune in beer and liquor. It tells the story of local government involvement by the first two generations, and the World War One Cabinet experiences of Arthur Myers. The story moves to England for a time where the third generation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldsmith, Paul.
Myers.
Auckland, N.Z. : David Ling Publishing, 2007
(OCoLC)649526490
Named Person: Myers family.; Douglas Myers; Douglas Myers; Myers family.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Goldsmith; Michael Bassett
ISBN: 9781877378133 1877378135
OCLC Number: 156902522
Description: ix., 375, [48] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Michael Bassett --
1 From Prussian Poland to New Zealand --
2 Beer to the Rescue --
3 From Louis Ehrenfried to Arthur Myers --
4 Marriage and Local Politics --
5 From Mayor to Minister of Finance --
6 Philanthropy and War --
7 A Quieter Life --
Part 2: (Paul Goldsmith) --
1 A 'Fai ' Inheritance --
2 Margaret --
3 War --
4 The Complications of Peace --
5 The Young Douglas --
6 The Insistent Call of Home --
7 Triumph and Disaster --
8 The Pivot --
9 Prominence Achieved --
10 Merger --
11 Success Beyond our Shores --
12 Love Fades
Responsibility: Paul Goldsmith and Michael Bassett.
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The Myers is a sweeping study of four generations of the Myers family. It moves from Prussian Poland to the goldfields of Ballarat to bankruptcy in the South Island and then to a growing fortune in beer and liquor. It tells the story of local government involvement by the first two generations, and the World War One Cabinet experiences of Arthur Myers. The story moves to England for a time where the third generation is educated and then returns to New Zealand with Kenneth and Margaret Myers and their family's major involvement with Auckland's social and business scene. There is a thorough analysis of Douglas Myers' controversial takeover of the family company Campbell & Ehrenfried in the 1970s and the court cases that ensued, and the story of Lion Breweries then Lion Nathan and of Douglas Myers' contribution to the Business Roundtable and to philanthropy. In studying one of New Zealand's most influential families, The Myers illustrates the country's migrant diversity, charts major business development and documents significant aspects of our social and political history.

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