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Author Boans Limited.
Title Records, 1895-1977 [manuscript]
Published/Produced 1895-1977.
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 4th Floor Stack  ACC 4171A    Use in SLWA +1 HOLD  REQUEST RETRIEVAL
 4th Floor Stack  ACC 4785A    Use in SLWA +1 HOLD  REQUEST RETRIEVAL
 4th Floor Stack  ACC 6096A    Use in SLWA  REQUEST RETRIEVAL
 4th Floor Stack  ACC 1906A    Use in SLWA  REQUEST RETRIEVAL
 4th Floor Stack  ACC 6971A    Use in SLWA  REQUEST RETRIEVAL


Call Number MN 1332
Description 1.5 m.
Access advisory Available for reference; not for loan.
Cite As Battye Library, MN 1332, Records of Boans Ltd., ACC 1906A, ACC 4171A, ACC 4785A, ACC 6096A.
Biography/history Harry and Benjamin Boan opened a department store in Wellington Street, Perth, in 1895. Boans Limited (its name from 1912) came over time to be the largest private employer in Western Australia, employing staff at a number of suburban stores as well as the city store. In 1985 it was taken over by the Melbourne based Myer Emporium Ltd.
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Summary File containing photocopies of title deeds and transfers relating to the site (Wellington Street-Murray Street, Perth) on which the Boans store was built in 1895 and biographical information relating to owners of the site from 1863; account books (1938-1958); agreements (1905-1918, 1940); bank statements (1941-1945); cash books (1920-1947); catalogues; certificates; diaries (1938-1939, 1945-1947); files (promotions, Home Service Division, Patriotic Fund (1940-1945); financial statements (1971-1972); guide/instruction books; invitations; journals (of advertising booking space (1955-1973); motor vehicles (1937-1942); records of work (1954-1971)); lease (1938); ledger of monthly sales (1922-1927); legal papers (1947-1952); marriage certificate of Edward and Kathleen Brennan; memos to staff (1974-1975); minute books of Social and Sporting Club (1935-1949); newspaper cuttings (1895-1967); loose papers (1920-1971); photographs; price lists; programmes; receipts and receipt books (1939-1943); salaries and wages books (1913-1941); scrapbook (1949-1957); visitors book (1955-1967); miscellaneous items (1929-1955)
Subjects Boans Limited -- Archives.
Department stores -- Western Australia -- Archives.