8th September 2023

Tailors’ Buttons

B. Cornish, Gulgong

Britson Cornish ( 1874 – 1953) was a tailor in Gulgong for over 50 years. He appears to have been a well liked and well read gentleman.

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), 27th January 1938 page 18.

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), 8th September 1953 page 10.

Bond St Compy. Adelaide.

This was a company of tailors and shirt makers from around 1884 until the closed in 1890. They were located at Gawler Place until 1890, but that year relocated to King William Street. Therefore, despite the fact that there is a Bond Street in Adelaide, the name must reference the fashionable Bond Street of London, which is described thus in Wikipedia: “During the 19th century, Bond Street became less known for its social atmosphere but increased its reputation as a street for luxury shopping.”


D. Dunsmore & Co. Adelaide






Duncan Dunsmore was a tailor and ladies costumier in Gawler from around 1894 until he retired in 1925. Unfortunately he died suddenly soon after, aged 68 years.

Bunyip (Gawler, SA), 15th March 1907 p 3

The Register (Adelaide), 2nd February 1925 p 2.









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