Bibliography:

The Early Years: 1788 onwards. Convicts and Colonists

http://www.australiandressregister.org

http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au

https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/Convicts_and_the_Colonisation_of_Australia,_1788-1868

https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/convict-sydney/convicts-colony

http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=404849

http://www.caseyandlowe.com.au/find_bone_buttons.htm

https://www.jenwilletts.com/Australian%20Agricultural%20Company.htm

From Trove:  The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser

http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/exhibition/objectsthroughtime/convictbutton/index.html

Stokes & Sons: 1856 – today

http://www.stokesbadges.com.au/about/

https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/729171

https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/articles/2499

www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/arts-and-culture/Pages/city-collection.aspx

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/people-in-parliament/re-member/details/24/1716

From Trove: The Argus, The Age, The Williamstown Chronicle, The Colonial Mining Journal, Railway and Share Gazette and Illustrated Record, The Ballarat Star, The Mercury, The Advertiser, Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, The Australasian, Table Talk, Journal of the Royal Victorian Institute of Architects, 1936.

Other pre-federation button makers.

https://ajparkes.com.au

https://cbdnews.com.au

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=878

https://www.artrecord.com/index.cfm/artist/3946-burmeister-fred/medium/2-works-on-paper/

The Cyclopedia of Victoria: An Historical and Commercial Review, Descriptive and Biographical, Facts, Figures and Illustrations : An Epitome of Progress. – Volume 2 – 1904

https://www.gamillers.com.au/

https://coinworks.com.au/Circa-1854-Port-Phillip-Kangaroo-Office-~5825

https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/articles/2173

http:/​/​nla.gov.au/​nla.obj-146718967

https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/articles/2437

http://www.numismatics.org.au/pdfjournal/Vol23/Vol%2023%20Article%204.pdf

https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/articles/2537

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=10737&utm_source=api&utm

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

Federation to WW2

‘An insight into Plastics’ by BTR Nylex Ltd. Published Melbourne, Vic. : Nylex Corporation Ltd., [198-?].

 

http://www.eucalyptusoil.com/history/historical-bottles

https://collection.maas.museum/search?q=buttons

https://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=90404

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._A._Yeomans

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover/explore-collections-format/pictures

localhistory.kingston.vic.gov.au/htm/article/384.htm

www.norco.com.au/

http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/research-areas/history/sheridans-badges

http://wanumismatica.org.au/medalists-badge-makers/sheridans

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

General Plastics (Beauclaire)

https://hpm.com.au/

https://collection.maas.museum/search?q=buttons

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

www.naa.gov.au/

G. Herring (Beutron)

www.naa.gov.au/

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

Coronet / Roger Berry

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=2423980

realestate.com.au

K.G. Luke Pty. Ltd.

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

www.carltonfc.com.au/

adb.anu.edu.au/biography/luke-sir-kenneth-george-ken-10870

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Luke

Pearl shell button industry

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/australias-pearling-industry

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

https://collection.maas.museum/search?q=buttons

www.naa.gov.au/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearling_in_Western_Australia

https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:248877/Pearling_industry_Australia_1.pdf

Covered Buttons

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

https://buttonmania.com.au/

Coles: 1914 onwards / Embassy brand: 1929-1994

https://www.coles.com.au/about-coles/centenary

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

Woolworths Limited: 1924 ongoing

http://www.woolworthslimited.com.au/page/Who_We_Are/The_Woolworths_Story/How_We_Were_Founded/

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

WW2 and Onwards: including leather buttons and obscure companies

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=89720

adb.anu.edu.au/biography/halpern-stanislaw-stacha-10400

google street map

www.olsonbadges.com.au/

http://www.numismatics.org.au/pdfjournal/Vol25/Vol%2025%20Article%209.pdf

Maxart

History supplied by Ronald Wilson, former company owner

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/

Rex C. Norris/Rex Agencies (Australia) Pty. Ltd.

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

www.naa.gov.au/

Australian electoral rolls

ancestry.com.au

Kencrest

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

astorbuttons.com.au/

Walkers (Delphi/Cygnet/E. Walker & Son Pty. Ltd.)

https://www.aus61business.com/company/Bertram-Pacific-Pty-Limited-1

Travlon Pty. Ltd./Travlon Trimmings

https://www.travlontrims.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Featherston

“Grant Featherston Buttons” by Robyn Caddy

Distributers/Wholesalers/Importers

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_Philp

History provided by Mark Neighbour, family member of ‘Fashion Buttons’ company

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/brown-david-laughland-3073

New Zealand Button History

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/

https://studylib.net/doc/7569817/pinz-history—plastics-new-zealand

Trove: many articles and advertisments.

https://www.otago.ac.nz/library/hocken/

Ross & Glendining, Stafford Street

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/roslyn-woollen-mill