7th March 2019

Unearthed buttons:

Andrew sent me a query about the buttons he found in the Atherton Tablelands. They are typical trouser buttons. Two have “Ask for Crowns” on them.

I think I have the answer! From 1867 until 1910 “Crown Brand” moleskin trousers, “the best Mole (sic) in the world”, were imported from England for sale in Australia. They were supplied to back country Queensland.

The Daily Telegraph, 26th August 1893.

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