11th December 2018

From 1941: I know it was war time, and you had to ‘make do’, but don’t decorated eggs belong to Easter?

The Sun (Sydney), 21st December 1941.

Tailors’ buttons:

Adelaide Co-operative Society Ltd:


George Thompson, a founder died 1905.

The Co-op was established in 1868 with 13 members in Carrington Street, but moved to larger premises in Angus Street in 1882. The aim of the society was to provide “reliable ggods at reasonable prices” and would grow to included clothing, footware, hardware and groceries with many suburban branches. It ran diary farms, a garage and a carpenter’s shop.  In 1928 three women were elected to the board of management; very progressive! It lasted until 1962.

Three story building with 2 story veranda and including a tea room built in 1910. Photo from 1928.

Jack Meyer, Adelaide:

Jack Meyer, 1929.

Sport, 31st May 1918.

Johann (Jack) Meyer operated from 36 Grote Street, Adelaide, from 1917. He seems to have been quite the character, judging from this story published in The Mail, 19th June 1948:



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