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From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A white paper account with blue lines and black ink . It has a pink receipt attached as well as a yellow duty stamp. It is from W. Cumming, butcher, to R.P. Cameron.
Size
H-245mm W-170mm
Object Registration
573
Keywords
cameron-robert-pullar cumming-william-butcher
Historical information
Robert Pullar Cameron was a Shire Councillor for many years. He married Penuel Hossack and had a family of James, Flora, Penuel and Alex.
William Cumming was a prominent Orbost identity. He was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, in 1866 the son of William Cumming and Mary Ann Montgomery. He came to Australia, aged 28, and to Orbost in 1890. He farmed at Bete Bolong and during WW1 ran a butcher's shop on his farm. He was a shire councillor and served as a South Riding representative for 38 years. He was a keen Newmerella football supporter, a member of the Orbost Bowling Club as well as a director of the Orbost Butter Factory.
Cumming was married to Ellen Louise Mundy and had four children ( Harold, Mary, William and Gordon).
When Made
February 1st 1921
Made By
Cumming, W. (butcher)
Significance
This item is an example of a hand-written account for a local early 20th century business in Orbost. It is a useful research tool.
Last updated
2 Mar 2018 at 10:18AM