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Evan Jones, Jeweller (1846-1917)

Medal - International Exhibition, Sydney, Commemorative,1879

Image: Medal - International Exhibition, Sydney, Commemorative,1879

Source: Museum Victoria

Evan Jones was a jeweller born in London about 1846. He migrated to Australia in 1855 and was apprenticed to a goldsmith in Hunter Street, Sydney. In the 1870s he set up business in the same street, at number 15, later moving to number 11. He also worked at Erskine Street during his career. Jones became active in the City Council as an Alderman, and had six children. He died in 1917.

References:
Carlisle, L.J. (1983). Australian Commemorative Medals and Medalets from 1788, Brian Kench/B & C Press Limited, New South Wales.

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