George Crocker

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George Crocker was a general draper, milliner and outfitter in Ballarat.

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History

George Crocker was born in Somerset.[1]

On its letterhead of 1878 the business was listed as being established in 1853 and situated in the Hall of Commerce Building, Sturt St, Ballarat, opposite the City Hall.[2]

Crocker's premises (according to the Australasian Federal Directory) were located on Sturt Street, Ballarat in 1887.[3]

Crocker married Clara Walsh in 1872.[1] They had a number of children including:

George Crocker was a member of the Ballarat City Council, and served as Mayor of Ballarat from 1912-1913 and 1919-1920.[13]

Legacy

The Crocker family managed the business until 2011.[13] The store in Armstrong Street, still called "Crockers" is now run by a Melbourne based company TD Noone Retailers.[13]

See also

Notes

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1872 Marriages, Ref. No. 1240, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  2. The University of Ballarat Historical Collection [Cat. No. 5488].
  3. Rogers, J. W. F. (ed.). (c. 1887). The Australasian Federal Directory of Commerce, Trades & Professions. Melbourne: J. W. F. Rogers.
  4. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1873 Births, Ref. No. 7267, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  5. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1875 Births, Ref. No. 379, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  6. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1877 Births, Ref. No. 6524, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  7. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1879 Births, Ref. No. 475, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  8. 1946 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 31 October, p. 2, viewed 7 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22384979
  9. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1881 Births, Ref. No. 194, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  10. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1882 Births, Ref. No. 20704, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  11. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1885 Births, Ref. No. 383, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  12. Federation Index Victoria 1888-1901, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1890 Births, Ref. No. 29632, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1997
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Henderson,Fiona, June 30, 2011, The Courier: Ballarat Crockers store sees end of an era | The Courier

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--SS 12:33, 2 December 2011 (EST) --Beth Kicinski 11:54, 16 July 2012 (EST)

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