Australia New South Wales Sydney
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued for E. Way and Company, Drapers in Pitt Street, Sydney. This medals advertises that the company sold goods including ladies' and children's underclothing, mantles, costumes, millinery and general drapery. It claimed to be the 'cheapest draper in Sydney'. E. Way was established as a department store in Pitt Street in 1891 and, together with David Jones, became a focus of early twentieth century retail trade in central Sydney. It featured an elaborate facade, entertaining window display and a wide range of merchandise.
Previous Collections: George McArthur
A small silver plated promotional medal (20 mm diameter) giving details of the issuing firm.
E.WAY / DRAPER / PITT ST / SYDNEY Within a laurel wreath
LADIES & CHILDRENS UNDERCLOTHING, MANTLES, COSTUMES / E.WAY / SYDNEY / MILLINERY GENERAL DRAPERY & C.
E. Way was established as a department store in Pitt Street in 1891and, together with David Jones, became a focus of early twentieth century retail trade in central Sydney. It featured an elaborate facade, entertaining window display and a wide range of merchandise. . -NSW Heritage Office web site http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/docs/A_Lot_In_Store_ch2.pdf. -D. Tout-Smith 9/1/2004.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15/3/1976
post 1890 AD
Obverse: E.WAY DRAPER PITT ST SYDNEY Reverse: LADIES & CHILDRENS UNDERCLOTHING, MANTLES, COSTUMES E.WAY SYDNEY MILLINERY, GENERAL DRAPERY, &c.
Type of item
1.65 g (Weight)
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.