Thank-you to all those who attended my presentation on Australian buttons at the Victorian Button Collectors Club meeting on Tuesday. Perhaps you may be more intrigued about the subject now! I had fun and I hope you did too.
I’m working through a new collection of tailors’ buttons: here’s one as an appetiser. Check out the ‘tailors’ page for more.
Woulfe & Son, Brisbane:
Patrick Woulfe (1888-1948) set up his tailors establishment in Adelaide Street, Brisbane, in 1913. He was a successful businessman; by 1939 he employed 400 people with outlets in other Queensland cities. The family continued with the business after his untimely death, with it finally being wound up in 1972.