4th May 2023

From the Pacific Islands Monthly, 19th June 1931.

Page 4.

Wyben Pearling Company

Mention of this firm was made in 1907, however, it wasn’t registered until 1912. One of the directors, was James Burns of Burns Philp, who would later start the above described enterprise, the “Australian Pearlbutton Manufacturing Co. Ltd.” The form was a successful one, and operated until at least 1943.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 3rd December 1912 page 11.

The government protect for this fledgling industry was unpopular with the clothing industry.

The Brisbane Courier, 6th July 1931 page 7.

For a Burns Philp  see http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/australian-button-history/distributers-wholesalers-importers/#Burns_Philp_Co_Ltd

See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_Philp

For more on the pearl shell button  industry, see http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/australian-button-history/pearl-shell-button-industry/

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