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Photographs of Young and Gordon's store
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Creator : Young and Gordon Limited
Source : BRG 209/37
Date of creation : ca.1890-1986
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Comprises photographs of Young & Gordon stores, group photographs taken between 1892 and 1967.


Storekeeper Francis Bignell took over the Port Augusta drapery business of Tassie & Co. in 1867. In 1871 he formed a partnership with Thomas Young (1844-1913). Bignell & Young, merchants and forwarding agents, traded throughout the north of South Australia in drapery, groceries and hardware. The partnership was dissolved in 1881. In 1881 Robert Gordon joined the business following Bignell's retirement. It became a limited company, Young & Gordon Ltd., in 1920. O.J. Young (1884-1956) was succeeded by Peter Young (d.1987) as managing director.

Young and Gordon were a well established department store located in Port Augusta. It was considered to be the biggest deparment store outside of Adelaide. The firm continued to grow despite economic hard times including drought and depression. The firm and store existed for well over a century before selling in 1980 to Demasius Limited.

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Related names :

Port Augusta (S. Aust)

Young and Gordon Limited

Period : 1884-1913,1914-1918,1919-1927,1927-1939,1939-1945,1946-1979
Place : Port Augusta
Region : Mid North
Further reading :

Anderson, R. J. Solid town: the history of Port Augusta [Port Augusta, S. Aust.]: R.J. Anderson, 1988

Branson, V. M. Port Augusta sketchbook, Adelaide: Rigby, 1977


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