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R.W. Raby, Melbourne:
Robert William Raby was a tailor and outfitter in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne from at least 1894. Around the years of 1896-1905 his business was known as “Raby and Co.” then he was in partnership with Alexander Wilson as “Raby and Wilson” from around 1909-1913. After that he operated as R.W. Raby until his death in 1939.
Published in the Minyip Guardian and Sheep Hills Advocate, 7th Novenber 1916.
Andrew Phillips, a native of Derry, Ireland, came to victoria in 1878. He moved to Minyip around 1883 to run a general store. The business was successful, and grew to be known as “The Big Store”. Mr Phillips was very involved in community life, and became a local councilloras well as a Justice of the Peace. In 1916 he was tragically killed, falling from a train.