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C M Ross (1852-1924) was born in Scotland, at Tain in Ross-shire. He worked as a draper for four years in London at Marshall and Snelgrove, before leaving for New Zealand in 1878 on the ‘Leucadia’. He was first employed in Wellington by Turnbull Smith and Co. Ltd. In 1883, he bought the 'Bon Marche' store on The Square which later traded as C M Ross & Co. Charles Ross worked for the business until his death in 1924. In 1927-1928 the business built a big new department store on the same site (now the City Library), which later became known as 'Roscos'. The business stayed in the family until 1959, when it was sold to Milne and Choyce. Charles Ross is the namesake of the Roslyn suburb, Rosemont shopping centre and Roslyn Intermediate School.

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2007N_Pi36_PEO_0345
Title
Charles McIntosh Ross
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Pi 36
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Coolstore

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Palmerston North
Date
circa 1900 to circa 1910

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Palmerston North City Library

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