30th April 2022

Tailors’ Buttons

A. C. McEachern, Brisbane

Archibald Cranston McEachern was a wanderer. Born in 1881 in Hill End, NSW, he moved to West Australia after his marriage in 1903 but only stayed there for several years. By 1907 he had moved back to NSW.

Lithgow Mercury (NSW), 4th October 1907 page 1.

He stayed in Lithgow until August 1910 when he left for Sydney with the intention of travelling to Queensland. He had moved Gympie by April 1911, where he became conductor of  the local choral society. Only two years later, he was again on the move, this time to Brisbane.  Again, he became involved in singing, and also the Masons.

The Brisbane Courier, 19th march 1914 page 2.

State Library of Queensland collection.

Here he stayed the longest, not leaving for the Southport until around 1935, then Maleny by 1943. He died in 1959.


Thomson, Son & Co., Sydney

The company was established in 1902 and was listed as a limited company in 1930. It was last mentioned in print in 1947 as a propriety limited company. In 1916 the premises were seriously damaged by fire. Mr Thomson senior was James Thomson (1844-1927), born in Scotland. The son in the firm was James Stevens Thomson (1883-1956).

The Sydney Stock and Station Journal, 25th April 1902.

Daily Pictorial (Sydney), 22nd July 1930 page 14.

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