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Book, Working with others, 1940s... fletcher jones... This book belonged to Fletcher Jones and was later part.... There is a stamp of the Fletcher Jones business and an embossed one...‘Fletcher Jones & Staff Pty Ltd’ ‘Fletcher Jones, 2/7/44... fletcher jones and staff pty ltd history of warrnambool ...This book belonged to Fletcher Jones and was later part of the library at the Fletcher Jones Factory Complex in Warrnambool. Fletcher Jones was a prominent Warrnambool businessman who established a men’s clothing shop in Warrnambool in the 1920s and a factory in Warrnambool in the 1940s. He extended this business Australia-wide and later included women’s clothing. He was noted for his philanthropy and for his interest in co-operative management and the participation of staff in the ownership of the business. This book is significant because it reflects the personal philosophies of Fletcher Jones who was a prominent Warrnambool businessman who advocated the participation of staff in the ownership of businesses. The Fletcher Jones business was important in Australia for over 50 years and played a key part in the economic development of Warrnambool in the second half of the 20th century as the city’s largest manufacturing business. Fletcher Jones was a significant person in Warrnambool in the 20th century. This is a hard cover book of 114 pages. It has nine chapters and a bibliography. The cover is red with gold and black lettering and part of the title embedded into the cover. There is a stamp of the Fletcher Jones business and an embossed one of Fletcher Jones’ home address. There is also evidence of library use. The inscription is handwritten in black ink. ‘Fletcher Jones & Staff Pty Ltd’ ‘Fletcher Jones, 2/7/44’ ‘Fletcher Jones, Raloda, 72 Jamieson St. Warrnambool’ fletcher jones, fletcher jones and staff pty ltd, history of warrnambool
Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc.
Booklets Fletcher Jones, 001143.1 Project Book 001143.2 Booklet:Plusites 001143.3 Flyer, Mid 20th century... Booklets Fletcher Jones...fletcher jones...Fletcher Jones Clothing Factory was a key industry... a student’s project work on the Fletcher Jones company. Some... jones and staff pty ltd ...Fletcher Jones Clothing Factory was a key industry in Warrnambool from 1948 to its closure in 2005. The business was founded by David Fletcher Jones (1897-1977), a clothing manufacturer and retailer who worked as a hawker in the Western District following service with the A.I.F. in World War One. In 1924 Fletcher Jones opened three shops in Liebig Street selling men’s wear, hosiery and linen and operating a small tailoring business. He moved his shop to another location in Liebig Street and began to concentrate on men’s trousers production. In 1946 he opened a shop in Collins Street in Melbourne and eventually had stores and factories all over Australia. In Warrnambool he opened his factory at Pleasant Hill in Flaxman Street in 1948 and became a major Warrnambool employer, with over 1000 employees at one time. He transformed his business into a co-operative, with the name, ‘Fletcher Jones and Staff’ registered in 1947. The business diversified into other ranges of clothing for men and women but failed to compete with cheaper overseas clothing imports and the factory and shops were closed in the early 21st century. 001143.1 Project Book. This project book tells the story of the establishment and development of the Fletcher Jones company across the various stores which were established in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Geelong and Hobart. It explores the philosophy behind the business and milestones achieved and the factory gardens. The book itself provides an example of schoolwork completed in the mid 20th century. 001143.2 Booklet: Plusites: This is a staff booklet which has items of interest relating to staff such as births deaths and marriages. It tells of renovations and happenings in regard to the various shops around the country as well as trading figures. It tells of the royal visit of 1954 and other social events and items of interest around the various shops. 001143.3 Flyer :The text on this flyer also tells the story of the development of the Fletcher Jones brand to the point where there in the year2000 retail expansion was still happening but the Warrnambool workforce had shrunk from over 1000 at the peak to approximately 200. The company had commenced importing a range of clothing by this time These three items present different views of a company which was an important part of industry in Warrnambool for over 60 years in the latter part of the 20th century. The founder was one of Warrnambool’s most well respected people and many district people had connections to the firm. 001143.1 Project Book. Brown mottled card cover with cream insert for personal details. Back cover plain cream. It contains a student’s project work on the Fletcher Jones company. Some is handwritten and also contains a number of black and white photographs throughout the book. A coloured map of Australia is in the middle pages. 001143.2 Booklet: Plusites. White light card cover with dark blue text and diagram. Bottom left of page has a map of the coastline of Victoria. 20 pages. 001143.3 Flyer. Advertising Flyer re factory direct sales at Warrnambool. Black text with maroon border and Fletcher jones logo at the bottom and 4 photographs at the top. 001143.1 Project Book. T Cronin 4B WHS 001143.2 Booklet: Plusites. Vol 1 No 1 June 1954. 001143.3 Flyer fletcher jones, warrnambool history, fletcher jones and staff pty ltd