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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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EDMOND MURRAY BYE

Coonamble, New South Wales


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In the Supreme Court of New South Wales

IN BANKRUPTCY

Re Edmond Murray Bye, of Coonamble, watchmaker and jeweller.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Single Meeting of creditors in the above matter will be held at the Court-house, Coonamble, before the District Registrar in Bankruptcy, on the 21st day of May, 1906, at 11a.m., or as soon after as the course of business will permit. To entitle a creditor to vote thereat, his proof must be lodged with the Registrar in Bankruptcy, Moore-street, Sydney, not later than the 17th day of May, 1906.

ARTHUR HENRY
Registrar in Bankruptcy

Official Assignee - LANCELOT THRELKELD LLOYD


Source: New South Wales Government Gazette - 9th May 1906

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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WILLIAM SACK

Australia


Wm. Sack, a wholesale jeweler from Australia, accompanied by his wife and daughter, spent last week in Chicago visiting the trade and investigating merchandise conditions. Mr. Sack visited the office of The Jewelers' Circular while here and said he was on his way to England for business and pleasure. He will be abroad several months and expects to again be in Chicago about the middle of October.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 28th May 1919

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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DORIC PLATE Pty. Ltd.

77, Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria


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Doric Plate Pty. Ltd. - Brunswick, Vic. - 1974

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VEYRET & DELARUE

409, George Street, Sydney


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Veyret & Delarue - Sydney - 1864

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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ROBERT GOURLAY

35, Collins Street East, Melbourne


THE BIG FIND OF JEWELLERY

Proceeds of an Antipodean Robbery

The Birmingham police have now little reason to doubt that the jewellery which was discovered at the Market Hotel, Station-street, a fortnight since, is part of the proceeds of a robbery from the shop of Mr Gourlay, jeweller, Collins-street, Melbourne. It will be remembered that the jewellery was found hidden in a bustle or dress-improver at the Market Hotel, where it had been left by a woman who had stayed there in company with two men. The police have in the meantime been making extensive enquiries with a view to getting the jewellery identified, and they have now, as they believe, succeeded. It is understood that the jewellery, has been recognised by its makers as having been consigned to Mr Gourlay. The robbery took place early in October, at about nine o'clock in the evening, the shop being entered from the street, and £1,000 worth of jewellery taken. Communications have been made with Mr Gourlay, but the police are unable at present to state what course will be taken. The prisoner will be brought up and remanded from time to time until the case for the prosecution can be concluded.


Source: South Wales Echo - 23rd December 1887


Gourlay, Robert, Melbourne, was born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, and learned his business of watchmaker and manufacturing jeweller in Glasgow, whence he went to London. He came to Victoria in 1880, and entered the establishment of Messrs. Kilpatrick and Co., of Collins-street, remaining with that firm for nearly two years. On leaving he went to New South Wales, where he managed a retail business in Sydney, and after a few months became traveller for the well-known London house of Mr. E. Culver, in which capacity he remained until about January 1885, when he accepted a two years' engagement with Mr. J. R. Rowlands, Collins-street, Melbourne, as watchmaker and managing assistant, and, during Mr. Rowlands' absence in England, took complete charge of the business. On the 14th March, 1887, commenced business for himself as watchmaker, manufacturing jeweller, and direct importer of precious stones, in his present premises, 35 Collins-street east. Besides precious stones, which he makes up in the newest London designs, Mr. Gourlay imports all kinds of watches, clocks, jewellery, plate, and optical goods direct.

Source: Victoria and its Metropolis, Past and Present - Alexander Sutherland - 1888

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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WILLINGTON BROTHERS

587, George Street, Sydney


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Willington Bros. - Sydney - 1901


Willington Bros., Silversmiths. Some very beautiful work Is being turned out by the firm of Willington Bros., general silversmiths and electroplate manufacturers, 587 George-street. There Is a large stock from which to supply private customers and the trade, and the substantial and high-class character of the workmanship is guaranteed by the fact that all the goods are manufactured on the premises. The firm, which, before its establishment in Sydney, supplied from England many of the principal houses In the trade in Australia, continues to supply these houses with, first-class work, giving entire satisfaction for a period extending over 25 years. Some ornamental buckles for ladies' belts made In nickel sllver and sterling sliver are shown In artistic designs. Shields for trophies are a special feature, one of the latest being a beautiful piece of work for the Junior Cricket championship ; another excellent piece of work was the famous Hutton shield, for the rifle competition. Mounted emu egg stands are In great demand as presents to friends abroad. Masonic jewels, trophies, silver pencil cases, besides the more frequently used ware, are all manufactured on the premises from the raw material, which alone Is imported, as it cannot be obtained here. Every process of the manufacture is gone through on the premises. There Is ample scope for the selection of choice Christmas presents at once chaste and elegant.

Source: The Australian Star - 17th December 1898

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GEORGE CATTLIN

Dean Street, Albury, New South Wales


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George Cattlin - Albury, N.S.W. - Undated

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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POTTER & Co.

Hunter Street, Newcastle, New South Wales


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Potter & Co. - Newcastle, N.S.W. - 1906


Messrs. Potter and Co. are making a splendid display of Jewellery and gold and silverware at their establishment in Hunter-street. The large windows lend themselves to attractive decoration; while choice goods meet the gaze in every part of the interior of the establishment. There
are many splendid lines, suitable for Christmas presents, at very moderate prices. Wrist watches are now very fashionable; and a speciality is made of beautiful pearl and diamond jewellery and of pearl pendants. Just now, a large quantity of new goods is being opened up for the Christmas trade. Gold and silver backed combs are shown in variety, and there Is something special in solid silverware. The manufacturing-department is upstairs, and the employees are constantly engaged making jewellery, medals, trophies, etc. The firm manufacture articles of quality, style, and finish equal to he best imported. A pretty souvenir silver and gold spoon, with the Newcastle crest of arms enamelled on the handle, and the post-office embossed In the bowl is shown. All imported goods come through the firm's London agent, and are therefore of the very latest designs. Among the many useful articles shown are ladies' belts, silver-mounted Prayer-books and Bibles, wrist bags, a child's set of knife,fork and spoon, table gongs, silver brushware, photo frames, etc. Leather goods, cigar and cigarette cases, tobacco pouches, purses, etc., are in great variety, and sporting requirements and ammunition can always be obtained there.


Source: Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate - 20th December 1906

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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W.F. COXON & Co.

145, Phillip Street and George-street West, Sydney and 114 King Street, Newtown, 3 Walker Street, North Shore, Hunter Street, Newcastle, and Bathhurst


W. F. Coxon and Co. - In all lines of jewellery watches, electro plate, cutlery, guns, clocks, perambulators, table requisites, mangles, &c., &c., the establishment of Messrs. W. F. Coxon and Co. in all Its branches contains a full and goodly supply. The business Is carried on from the head office, 145 Phillip-street, and has branches In George-street West, 114 King-street, Newtown, 3 Walker-street, North Shore, Hunter-street, Newcastle, and at Bathhurst. Without a price-list, obtainable at any of the places mentioned, one could scarcely form any idea of the variety or extent of the stock-in-trade of the company, which carries with it so many useful lines that one might be easily suited without any trouble at all.

Source: The Australian Star - 17th December 1898

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RICHARD DARCEY

84, Liverpool Street, Hobart


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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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W.H. & E.J. WHITING

Albion Street, Sydney


Silversmiths out of work owing to luxury tax

The Federal Government's 66 2-3 pc luxury goods sales tax has thrown 200 Sydney silversmiths idle, and employers fear the craft will die out.

Skilled craftsmen, of 20 years' experience, are now doing unskilled laborer's work.

Brothers W. H. and E. J. Whiting, of Albion St., city, say they are typical examples of what the sales tax has done to Sydney silversmiths.

The firm's 30 employees have been sacked since May, and Mr. W. H. Whiting, aged 69, is fulfilling the few orders himself, while his older brother canvasses for business.

Mr. W. H., Whiting said today, 'Immediately the further 33 1-3 sales' tax was imposed last year, we lost £500 in cancelled orders.

"I have £1000 worth of completed and half-finished work in the shop. Before the slump the firm was selling £800-£900 worth of goods a month. Last month we sold £30 worth.

"Our key man is now working in an Alexandria factory sweeping floors and making tea. Another fine craftsman is a brewery storeman.

It is a tragedy, but no one expects the retailer and the public to Pay 13/4 more for each £1 worth of goods. They just can't do it.

"We don't object to tax, but we do ask that it be reasonable," added Mr. Whiting.


Source: The Sun - 11th July 1952

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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JOHN MILSTON

Pitt Street, Sydney


Five persons were overcome by gas fumes at the premises of John Milston, jeweller, Pitt Street, Sydney, this morning. Shortly after work had commenced all five were stricken down and were hurried to hospital, but none are in a serious condition. The plumbers had been working in the basement during the week-end, and one of the gas pipes must have burst last night.

Source: The Wellington Times - 12th April 1926

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H.W. WATHEN

158, Charles Street, Launceston


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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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HENRY WOOKEY

Elizabeth House, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne


MANUFACTURING JEWELLER'S DEATH

While at his work on the second floor of Elizabeth House, Elizabeth Street, yesterday afternoon, Mr. Henry Wookey, aged 50 years, of Stawell Street, Richmond, a manufacturing jeweller collapsed. He was taken to the Melbourne Hospital in a civil ambulance, but on arrival he was found to be dead.


Source: The Argus - 26th July 1927

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RUNDLES Pty Ltd.

105, Liverpool Street, Hobart


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Rundle's - Hobart - 1954

Originally established by Vern Rundle, and continued by Frank and Betty Rundle into the 1980's when the business was acquired by Angus & Coote.

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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EDWARD POSNER - MAURICE POSNER

Bourke Street, Melbourne


JEWELLERS CHARGED

Edward Posner and Maurice Posner, two jewellers, carrying on business in Bourke-street, were charged at the City Court to-day with having broken into the house of Mr Ernest Matthew Bloore, of Bylthe-street, Brunswick, and stolen jewellery valued at L25. Henry Robinson was charged with a similar offence. The accused pleaded not guilty. Evidence was given as to the breaking into the house of Mr Bloore and the stealing of the jewellery. As a result of police inquires Mrs Bloore was asked to visit Edward Posner's jeweller's shop, where she was handed an opal pendant which was among the stolen property. The police there upon arrested Edward Posner, and subsequently other portions of the property stolen was found in the shop of Maurice Posner, who was also arrested. Robinson was arrested on Saturday night at the Eastern Market, and had made a statement that he sold the pendant and other articles to Maurice Posner. A remand to the Brunswick Court was granted. Subsequently a man named Victor Simpson was also arrested in connection with the charge.


Source: The Mount Alexander Mail - 21st July 1908

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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H.E. LeLIEVRE

Ellen Street, Port Pirie


CUP FOR POLO PLAYERS

Mr H. E. LeLievre, of Ellen street, Port Pirie, has promised to give a cup for competition among members of The Polo Association next season. The trophy will be given, subject to a condition that it must be won three times by one player before it can become his absolute property.


Source: The Recorder - 29th March 1920


OLD-ESTABLISHED JEWELLERS

LeLIEVRES SELLING OUT


Mr. H. B. LeLievre, who for 15 years has carried on business as a jeweller in Ellen-street, has announced his intention of leaving Port Pirie for a distant part of the Commonwealth, and today he will commence the selling out of his valuable stock, which he comrates to be worth £10,000.

Among the hundreds of lines which Mr. LeLievre has on his cases is the 'Queen Mary" bag. These bags, made of the best Marocco-Leather^ are an
exact replica of the bag purchased by England's Queen at the Wembley Exhibition.


Source: The Recorder - 5th December 1924


MR. H. E. LeLIEVRE

Relinquishing Business

A TRIP ABROAD


On Saturday, Mr. H. E. LeLievre handed over the business in Ellen street to his successor," Mr. Prosser, of Adelaide.

It was sixteen years on August 1 since Mr. LeLievre came to Port Pirie, and opened business as a watchmaker and jeweller. The small window of
6 feet by 4 feet, in which was then displayed his ware, is now used as a window in the workshop at the rear of the business premises.

The shop was then a small one of only 10 feet in depth. With the growth of the town and district, there has also been a corresponding growth in Mr. LeLievre's business. This necessitated the re-modelling of the premises, and the main shop now has a depth of 40 feet, with large window space.

Recognising the value of an effective window display, Mr. LeLievre was the first in Pirie to put in a modern shop front, and he was also the first to install electric light in his business premises.

It is Mr. LeLievre's intention to visit Tasmania in the near future. He intends returning on the occasion of the "Back to Pirie" celebrations, when his trotting horses will be seen in action for the last time in Pirie - for a lengthy period at any rate. Mr. LeLievre then intends taking a trip abroad, partly for health reasons, and also for the purpose of securing agencies. He will visit Egypt, the Continent, and England, returning to Australia by way of America and Honolulu. Mr. LeLievre expects. to return to Australia about the end of 1928.

The gentleman taking over Mr. LeLievre's business is Mr. P. H. Prosser, late of King William street, Adelaide. Mr. Prosser, before and during the war, was one of the largest wholesale manufacturing jewellers in Adelaide, and was known throughout the trade as one of the finest of diamond setters and mounters. After selling his wholesale business, he opened in Grenfell street, but business increased to such an extent that he also opened a very fine shop in King William street, where he has been until recently. Being unable to secure a long lease he sold right out, and has now purchased the business of Mr. LeLievre. The residents of Port Pirie are fortunate in getting a man of such practical knowledge, and high integrity to take over this business, which will no doubt, be conducted as successfully as by Its late owner. The business will be carried on under the same name, LeLievre's.


Source: The Recorder - 2nd August 1926

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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HENRY COHEN

George Street, Sydney


Mr Henry Cohen, lately of George-street, silversmith, whose sudden disappearance with his stock in trade, created unpleasant feelings amongst his creditors, was seen by a gentleman of Sydney, quite at home at Launceston. When questioned as to his sudden appearance in that quarter, Mr C said, that his health being indifferent, his medical adviser had recommended him to travel. Report states, that he has since been confined, on account of a relapse of his complaint.

Source: The Sydney Monitor - 20th July 1833

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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ALLAN FILBY

163, Elizabeth Street, Hobart


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Allan Filby - Hobart - 1954

Late manager of Taylor & Sharp, see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18484&p=64250&hilit=sharp#p64250

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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JAMES CARTWRIGHT

Sydney


Principal Superintendent of Convicts' Office
Sydney, July 19, 1843.


The undermentioned Prisoners having absconded from the individuals and employment set against their respective names, and some of them being at large with stolen Certificates and Tickets of Leave, all Constables and others are hereby required and commanded to use their utmost exertion in apprehending and lodging them in safe custody. Any person harbouring or employing any of the said Absentees, will be prosecuted as the law directs. The age of the prisoners is calculated up to the present time.
J. M'LEAN,
Principal Superintendent of Convicts


Cartwright James, Exmouth, 26, London, silversmith, 4 feet 8½ inches and upwards, pale freckled comp., light brown hair, grey eyes, from Hyde Park Barracks, since 18th Instant.


Source: New South Wales Government Gazette - 21st July 1843

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