The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Harding, Robert Coupland
Harding, Robert Coupland, Printer and Publisher, Farish Street, Wellington. Telephone 841. Bankers, National Bank of New Zealand. Private residence, Boulcott Street. London agents, Messrs. John Haidon and Co., Bouverie House, Fleet Street. Mr. Harding's business was originally established in Napier by Messrs. Yates Bros., as far back as 1861, and during their proprietorship the Hawkes Bay Times was first published. In 1865 Mr. T. B. Harding, father of the present proprietor, bought the business, which Mr. R. C. Harding purchased in 1873. A year later the Times was discontinued, and since then Mr. Harding has given all his energies and enthusiasm to job printing, in the higher branches of which he takes a great personal interest. He is a contributor to leading technical journals of the trade in Great Britain and the United States, and is the proprietor and publisher of the trade paper Typo, which he started in 1887. In February, 1892, Mr. Harding removed his plant and business to Wellington. His specialties are book, scientific and art printing. Mr. Harding is a member and one of the founders of the New Zealand Institute of Journalists.