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Reference to index of records of the correspondence and financial, personal and business records and photographs of William Edwin Fuller of Fuller Bookshop, Hobart 1885-1960

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Fuller, William Edwin (2010) Reference to index of records of the correspondence and financial, personal and business records and photographs of William Edwin Fuller of Fuller Bookshop, Hobart 1885-1960. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

W. E. Fuller was born in Hobart on 26 December 1885. His father was manager of Walch's book department, which W. E. Fuller joined in 1904. He later worked for a short time for Angus & Robertson in Sydney, where he met Frances Ruby Evans, whom he married in 1910. From 1915 to 1918 he served with the A.I.F. and was wounded. In 1920 he opened his own bookshop (merging briefly with Oldham, Beddome & Meredith between 1930 and 1932). In 1961 after his death Fullers Bookshop moved from 103 Collins Street to Cat & Fiddle Arcade and in 1962 the business was purchased by three employees, Cedric and Ian Pearce and Lindsay Hay, and moved to Murray Street, 1975. W. E. Fuller was a keen repertory actor, and helped to found and maintain a repertory theatre in Hobart. He was also one of the pioneer broadcasters with the A.B.C. in the 1930s, giving regular talks on books, and also other broadcasts. He wrote plays, short stories and children's stories and published a novel in 1919, "Love, London and Lynette".

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, van diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, index,
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: University of Tasmania Library, Special and Rare Materials Collection - Private Deposit F.6
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2011 06:29
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2011 21:09
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10926
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