Hunting button found on homestead site

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Trevor Dixon found this button near the Murray river on the border between New South Wales and Victoria. On the same site he also found some coins and a needle holder of about the same age.

He says that you cannot now tell that there was ever a building on the site, and that is was only his research that revealed the one-time existence of a homestead there. He wrote ‘I so envy you and your history. We have all of about 220 years of it here in Australia, so a find like this is very exciting.’

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This web site has been created by Lesley Close as an on-line museum displaying some of the buttons and other artifacts manufactured by Hammond Turner & Sons (and related companies), button makers of Birmingham (and Manchester), England.

Lesley's interest in buttons started when she saw the words 'button maker' in the 'father's occupation' column of her maternal great grandmother's marriage certificate. After rather too many 'ag labs', vicars and sailors, here was a wonderful change of occupation. She thought she might find a picture of a button: instead, she found a picture of the one-time owner of the business and over 200 different buttons made by the company.

What we don't do

The button-making company Hammond Turner no longer exists - we do not make buttons!