May is New Zealand Music Month!
One of New Zealand's most prominent musical family's is the Eady family. Entrepreneurs, musicians, businessmen, instrument makers and supporters of the arts and culture - this year marks the 130th birthday of Lewis Eady Ltd.
Heritage Images contains a wide selection of over 100,000 digitised images from Sir George Grey Special Collections and includes photographs of shops run by Lewis R. Eady & Son Ltd. as well as their rival, brother and uncle - Arthur Eady Limited.
|The future premises of Lewis R Eady & Son Ltd, 1927.|
Sir George Grey Special Collections, 4-454.
|Arthur Eady Limited music store, 1938.|
Sir George Grey Special Collections, 4-2530
A keyword search of "Eady family" in the New Zealand Card Index returned several results including the card below about Lewis Alfred Eady (1891-1965) which mentions that in 1926 ". . . the family presented a music section to the Public Library".
|New Zealand Card Index, NZCI000109317.|
|New Zealand Card Index, NZCI000109308.|
Index Auckland has nine records for the Eady family. One of the records is an article "Music in family" that highlights the family's history and their musical past, published in the Auckland Star on 24 November 1965.
|Excerpt from article in the Auckland Star, 24 November 1965.|