D. Schmidt, Adelaide
Back in March I had a brain fade. I shared a button with a new backmark, but didn’t share any information on this.
Diedrich Schmidt (1838-1897) was a Bremmen born engraver who came to Melbourne in 1859, then moved to Adelaide in 1867. He worked with Salis Schlank, jeweller and button maker on some medals, and apparently, at least one button! He unfortunately was insolvent in 1885, and had to move his business from Gawler Place to Freeman Street. He died in 1897 aged only 60 years.
St Michael’s College, Adelaide
A Catholic school opened in 1954. The Primary campus is situated Beverley, and the College, opened in 1967, in neighbouring Henley Beach.
Campbelltown High School
This High School was opened around 1958 and merged in 1992.