Here are a few interesting and/or related links:  An online register of dress with an Australian provenance pre-1975.  Part of a history resource. This page shows a convict button and explains its history.   A history of the company.   A history of the Semco company.   A site to buy and learn about thimbles from Australia and elsewhere.  Also some other sewing collectibles.   Website of the Victorian Button Collectors Club.  Meets monthly in Burwood East.     Website of the National Library of Australia.    Website of the National Archives of Australia. A wonderful resource.    About Sheridan’s (of course!)   For Stokes and Sons.  About  convict buttons.

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