8th February 2019

Tailor’s button:

Bond Street Company, Adelaide:

This was a company of tailors and shirt makers from around 1884 until the closed in 1890. They had until 1890 been located at Gawler Place, but that year relocated to King William Street. Therefore, despite the fact that there is a Bond Street in Adelaide, the name must reference the fashionable Bond Street of London, which is described thus in Wikipedia: “During the 19th century, Bond Street became less known for its social atmosphere but increased its reputation as a street for luxury shopping.”

Below are a couple of sketches of Gawler place in the 1880s.

Frearson’s Monthly
Illustrated Adelaide News, 16th October 1880.

The Pictorial Australian, 1st July 1886.

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