Deposit 153 - W Harry Wiles deposit

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W Harry Wiles deposit


  • 1950 - 1968 (Creation)

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3 volumes (0.6 m)

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(1904 - 1967)

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W Harry Wiles founded an electrical contracting firm which was one of the largest in Sydney until the depression of the 1930s. It operated from 1904 until November 1967. In 1928 the business was located at the corner of Pitt and Goulburn Streets, Sydney. W Harry Wiles was one of the earliest manufacturers and dealers of wireless and home receivers. In 1922 Wiles and five others founded the radio station, Station 2BL. He opened the first record shop in Sydney at 390 Pitt Street in the late twenties. After Wile's death in 1951, the electrical business was continued by Robert B Wiles, Marjorie B Granger and Jack Wiles. It was closed after the death of Jack Wiles in 1967.

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Cash book , ledger and wages book.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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Entered from deposit description on 11 August 2011




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