John Taylor, baker

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John Taylor, c1894.



In 1858 he was listed as John Taylor, baker in Dana Street.[1] John Taylor was the proprietor of the Red House Steam Biscuit Bakery and Confectionery in Dana Street, Ballarat.[2] He was a member of the Master Bakers, who met at the Union Hotel in June 1864, and set the price for a loaf of bread at 1s 2d.[3]

John Taylor was a confectioner, baker and pastrycook operating from premises on Sturt Street, Ballarat in 1887.[4]

John Baker was a member of the Old Colonists' Association, Ballarat.[5]


Corner of Dana Street and Raglan Street, later known as Raglan Flats (demolished 1957).[6]


An 1862 token for the Red House Bakery.

See also

Red House Steam Biscuit Bakery and Confectionery



  1. Huxtable's Ballarat Directory, 1858.
  2. Federation University Australia Historical Collection [Cat. No. 5312].
  3. 1864 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 3 June, p. 3. , viewed 19 Oct 2016,
  4. Rogers, J. W. F. (ed.). (c. 1887). The Australasian Federal Directory of Commerce, Trades & Professions. Melbourne: J. W. F. Rogers.
  5. Ballarat and Vicinity, F.W. Niven, Ballarat, 1894.
  6. The Lamplight, Newsletter of the Ballarat Historical Society Inc., Vol 5, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1915, p9.

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--Beth Kicinski 13:38, 25 July 2012 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 16:23, 5 March 2015 (AEDT)

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