1st April 2022

Tailors’ Buttons

W. Ackerley, Moruya

William Henry Ackerley (1865-1936) was born in Hamilton, Victoria. He operated as ‘Don Tailor’ in Moruya from around 1899-1905.

The Cobargo Chronicle (NSW), 21st July 1899 page 3.

Unfortunately, he was bankrupt by 1905, and left the town the following year.

N/C & Sub. Co-op Soc. Ltd.

The Newcastle & Suburban Co-operative Society was set up in 1898.

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW), 16th May 1898, page 4.

It operated in Hunter Street, and was locally known as ‘The Store’. It provided retail (including a mercery department), food, insurance, credit union and other services until it’s closure in 1981.

For an interesting history of the Store, see https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/95210

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