Early Melbourne Retailers

Melbourne by the late nineteenth century was a mercantile city with a plethora of the new department stores, many of which survived into the mid twentieth century. UMA holds large collections of archival records from some of the major early Melbourne retailers. These collections contain board minutes, correspondence, financial records, staff records, photographs and sometimes catalogues, providing a unique documentary record of how the increasing material needs of the new colony were met.

Foy and Gibson Catalogue

Foy and Gibson Collection, 1968.0005