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William Wilson Jamieson - Businessman

William Wilson Jamieson - Businessman


William Wilson Jamieson died 11 March 1882. Originally from Beath, Scotland, it is not known when Jamieson came to Melbourne, but Gardner states that he had completed his apprenticeship as an ironmonger before he came.

He came to Warrnambool in 1857, after running an Ironmonger's business in Hawthorn and having worked for the hardware company McEwan & Co. in Melbourne. He bought a weatherboard building that had previously been a bowling saloon in Liebig Street and opened a business that Gardner describes as a general store and Turnbull describes as a drapery store.

In time he was a member of the town council from 1862 to 1874 and from 1877 to 1880, becoming mayor of Warrnambool twice, in 1866-1868 and 1872-1873. He was also active in community organisations including the Mechanics institute and the Oddfellows Lodge. He was also a director of the Warrnambool Steam Navigation Company.

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67


  • Issuer: W.W. Jamieson & Co.
  • Engraver : Heaton & Sons
  • Issuing date : 1862
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Die axis: ↑↑
  • Weight: 14.7 grams
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Renniks #: 301
  • Andrews #: 301
  • Gray #: 145

Last update : Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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