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George Clauscen, Furniture Retailer & Mayor, City of Fitzroy, Victoria (circa 1830-?)
Image: Medal - Queen Victoria Jubilee,1887
Source: Museum Victoria
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.
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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Australia Victoria Fitzroy Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1887 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Sons The fiftieth anniversary of the ascension of Queen Victoria was celebrated with enthusiasm throughout ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Australia Fitzroy Children carnival 1887 Medal distributed by the mayor, G.C. Clauscen Medal by Altmann, E.A. Other Details: In 1887 a chilrden's carnival was held in Fitzroy to celebr ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2