Report on the operation of the Victorian Factory Act 1874 : together with minutes of evidence, appendix, etc. /

Corporate Author: Victoria. Royal Commission on Employés in Shops
Other Authors: Anderson, William, 1828-1909, Gardiner, John, 1847?-1929, Hall, George Wilson, 1836-1916, Munro, James, 1832-1908, Smith, William Collard, 1830-1894, Wrixon, Henry John, Sir, 1839-1915, Woods, John, 1822-1892
Published: Melbourne : John Ferres, Government Printer, 1884
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1884, no. 18
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Item Description: "Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Excellency's command"
On March 27th 1884 the Commission comprised: William Collard Smith (Chairman), John Woods, Henry John Wrixon, George Wilson Hall, John Gardiner, James Munro and William Anderson.
Witnesses A-K: Mrs Adams (outworker McIvor & Lincoln), James Aitken (manager Dudgeon & Arnell), Thomas Anderson (baker), J. Andrews (J. Andrews Bakery Madeline St. Carlton), William Ansell (foreman Australian Glass Co.), John L. Asprey (manager Australian Tobacco Factory), Godfrey Barthold (Victorian Clothing Co.), Mrs Bartoley (forewoman Stevenson & Sons' Hat Factory), Henry Beale (clothier Geelong), Joseph Benjamin & J. Baragwanath (employees Mitchell's Brush Factory), Robert H. Binney (partner Footscray Bone Mills), J. R. Blencowe (manager Beath Schiess & Co.), Madam Bouteaud (Robertson & Moffat's Bourke St.), Joseph Bray (Bray & McKenzie's), F. Bromley (Japanner), Miss C. E. Bunny (Robertson & Moffat's), Miss Bates & Miss Butler (employees Buckley & Nunn), Michael & Thomas Cahill and Elizabeth Cairns (Cahill Brothers' clothing factory Ballarat), John Cairns (Whitten & Cairns boot factory Ballarat), Edward Campbell (refinery foreman Victoria Sugar Co.), William John Carne (city inspector Collingwood), Thomas M. Cherry (manager Moss White & Co. Tobacco Factory), G. P. Clarke (manager Apollo Soap & Candle Works Footscray), Collors (aged 14 J. H. Walker & Sons (Standard Preserving Co.) Bourke St. East), William Corbould (Lewis & Corbould drapers Ballarat), Abraham Crawford (draper & clothier Ballarat), Charles Creswell (foreman Victorian Confectionary Co.), William Henry Croker (inspector of nuisances Fitzroy), Hyacinth Richard Daley (truant officer No. 2 District), Robert William Vernon Dermott (truant officer Emerald Hill), William Doyne (truant officer Williamstown), Philip Edersham (rep. cigar makers at Trades Hall), J. C. Edwards (accountant Daniel White coachbuilder), Martin R. Evans (inspector of work-rooms & factories Melbourne), R. H. Fancourt (manufacturing manager Cameron Bros. & Co. Virginian Tobacco Factory), Henry Foley (baker), Feever (aged 13 J. H. Walker & Sons Standard Preserving Co.), Edmund Gerald Fitzgibbon (town clerk Melbourne), Mary Gardiner (forewoman Abraham Crawford Ballarat), John Garrow (baker), Joseph Gibson (manager McIvor & Lincoln clothing manufacturers), Dr. Tharp Mountain Girdlestone (medical officer Board of Health), Joseph Goddard (foreman Stevenson & Sons' Hat Factory), Mary Goodwin (draper Geelong), Robert Graham (Davies Graham & Co. leather merchants Ballarat), John Gray (Gray Bros. clothiers La Trobe St.), John Edward Griffiths (truant officer (factories)), Thomas B. Guest (biscuit manufacturer), Robert J. Harvey (Hughes & Harvey tinsmiths), John Haxton (manager James Miller & Co. rope & jute works), George M. Hitchcock (Bright & Hitchcock's drapers & outfitters Geelong), Walter Horsley (Horsley Bros. drapers Ballarat), W. Hill (aged 15 Mitchell's Brush Factory Lonsdale St.), Charles Jean (delegate Victorian Bootmakers' Union), Ellen Johnson (dressmaker Cahill Bros. Ballarat), John Johnson (aged 14 Mitchell's Brush Factory), William Jones (storeman Cullis Hill & Co's Economic Art Factory), Alexander Keith (Mrs Jones' Bakery), Nathaniel Kerr (manager Melbourne Paper Mills), William Henry Kingsbury (truant officer No. 1 District) and Ernest Kruse (manager Feldheim Jacobs & Co.)
Witnesses L-S : Samuel King Le Capelain (officer Central Board of Health), Alfred Lewis (Lewis & Whitty's Factory Fitzroy), James Lillie (accountant Buckley & Nunn), Miss McArthur & Miss Macartney (employees Buckley & Nunn), Miss S. McCaffrey (employee Abraham Nable Russell St.) ,Robert McDougall (flour mill engine driver), Duncan McIvor (tailor), Jane McKenzie (forewoman Bright & Hitchcock's), Charles McLachlan (clothier Geelong), Richard Lucas Middleton (printer & member Melbourne Typographical Society), A. Miller (A. Miller & Co. draper Geelong), Alexander Miller (clothier Ballarat), John Miller (James Miller & Co. rope & jute works), Robert Miller (manager Barwon Paper Mill), Elizabeth Mitchell (Mitchell's Brush Factory Lonsdale St.), Rene Moody (forewoman Australian Hat Factory Richmond), James Moore (foreman Aust. Hat Factory), W. A. Morris (manager Geoege Peacock's Jam Factory), L. L. Mount (Manager Melbourne Bottle Works), James Munro (rep. Pressers' Union), Abraham Nable (knickerbocker manufacturer), Richard Miles Page (inspector of nuisances Richmond), Miss Parnell (employee Buckley & Nunn), Joseph Pennington (baker), Micheal Purton (foreman Lewis & Corbould Ballarat), Alexander Pollock (employee Mitchell's Brush Factory), Charles Reuter (Melboune Paper Mills), Mary Russell (Robertson & Moffatt's Bourke St.), John A. Ryan (Wholesale Clothing Co.), Mrs Sanders (employee Buckley & Nunn), Frederick Sandilands (town inspector Emerald Hill), Edward [or Henry?] Sargeant (manager M. Donaghy & Sons (Fairview Rope Works) Geelong), George Schutze (clothier Ballarat), Frederick Sharbott (aged 14 employee Mitchell's Brush Factory), Edward Shaw (manager Stevenson & Sons' Hat Factory Collingwood), Charles Sherwin (manager Co-operative Tallow Co. Footscray), John Joseph Shillinglaw (secretary Central Board of Health), Henry Smith (H. & C. E, Smith drapers & clothiers Ballarat) and George Storey (flour mill engine driver)
Witnesses T-Y: Henry Tatnall (bootmaker), Thomas Taylor (Taylor & Co. clothiers Ballarat), John Thorburn (foreman Victorian Woollen Co. Geelong), John Tweeddale (town inspector Geelong), Edward Tyler (ironworker Hughes and Harvey), Henry Underwood (Mrs Jones' Bakery), Stephen Uridge (truant officer Collingwood), Mlle Vaillant (forewoman Buckley & Nunn), Charles D. Walters (Short & Walters), Caroline S. Ward (dressmaker & draper Geelong), James Wardley (baker), James Watson (inspector of distilleries), William Thomas Wheeler (Sec. Typographical Society), Richard White (boot manufacturer Fitzroy), Thomas White (Allender & White tailors Ballarat), Arthur Cole Whitten (Whitten & Cairns boot factory Ballarat), James B. Wilson (compositor The Argus), James S. Wilson (Wholesale Clothing Co. Ballarat), John A. Wilson (chairman Australian Tobacco Factory), Charlotte Wright (forewoman Mitchell's Brush Co.), Dr. Richard Youl (President Central Board of Health) and Robert Young (Young & Ince clothiers Ballarat)
A delegation from the Trades Hall Committee was also examined: Benjamin Douglas[s] (President), W. Trenwith, D. McIvor, R. Middleton, J. Munro, [Philip] Edersham and F. Bromley (Secretary)
Includes index
Physical Description: xx, 122p. ; 33cm.