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Haffenden & Jackson Pty ltd:
This company registered in 1938 as general merchants, However, buttons became their focus. They were deregistered in 1985.
British Button exporters to Australia:
As discussed previously, tailor’s buttons as well as generic trouser buttons were imported from overseas, often from England. As there were many button factories in places like Birmingham and London, I wondered who they were supplied by?
A couple of Sydney post office directories supply some answers. They had lists of British Firms registered for importing:
Whilst several firms were exporting to Australia pre-federation, it seems that only Firmin continued post federation.