George Clauscen was a German-born furniture retailer who ran a chain of stores, including one in Smith Street that survived into the 20th century. He was also a Northcote councillor and was mayor of Fitzroy in 1886-87. In 1887 J. Grigg took over as mayor, but not before Clauscen had been named on a medal produced to celebrate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. The medal was distributed by Clauscen at a children's carnival.

Clauscen Street, Fitzroy, was named in his honour.

References:
Australian Places website, Monash University, http://arts.monash.edu/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/fitzroy.html, accessed 7/1/2004.
Yarra City website, http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/northcote.html; also http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/chambers/coy%20fitzroy%20mayors.pdf, accessed 7/1/2004. .

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