20th February 2024

Tailor’s Button

A. W. Bargery, Sth Richmond

What innocent times, when the results of draughts competitions were reported in the news! Arthur William Bargery was listed as a player from 1894 onwards. His first advert for his tailoring services occurred in 1898, listed at 35 Green Street, South Richmond. He was born in Middlesex, England in 1858 and came out to Australia sometime after 1881.

Richmond Guardian (Melbourne), 10th May 1902 page 2.

He appears to have been a nice boss:

Richmond Guardian (Melbourne), 26th April 1912 page 2.

Detail of photo in the Weekly Times (Melbourne), 25th July 1914 page 27. The gentleman on the right numbered “23” is Mr Bargery, aged 57 years at this time.

He was still a keen competitor at age 78. He lived until 1948, aged 91 years.

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