7th April 2022

Tailors Buttons

M. A. Wilks, Maitland

This business  of Mrs Mary Ann Wilks (1832-1913) started around 1867. In 1893 her son , Mr Charles Edward Eckersley Wilks (1863-1933), took over managing the business.

From the Maitland City Library, Queen’s Jubilee parade 1897 in High Street, Maitland. M.A. Wilks shop is partially obscured by the lamp post at the left.

The Maitland Mercury, 12th December 1899 page 4.

The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW ), 20th January 1883 page 4.

In 1894 they provided the uniform for the Town Ranger, and in 1900  the uniforms for the West Maitland Fire Brigade. When Mrs Wilks died in 1913 at the age of 81 years, her son decided to retire to Sydney.

The Maitland Mercury, 19th April 1913 page 4.

The Maitland Mercury, 8th November 1913 page 4.

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