3rd April 2022

New Tailors’ Buttons

J. J. Punton, Wallsend

John James Puncton was born in Egerton, Victoria in 1871. Soon after, his family moved to the mining town of Wallsend, New South Wales. There he would work as a tailor from around 1896 through until shortly before his death in 1955.

In 1936 his car ran off the road and into a creek. Luckily the occupants suffered only minor injuries and hypothermia.


J. Hood, Gympie

The button may have been for James Hood senior, or his son James.

James Hood arrived in Gympie in 1884 and started his tailoring business. He would live in the town until his death in 1938.

Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld), 23rd December 1902 page 5.

Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld), 5th August 1938 page 10.

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