Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – John William Whimpey and Ezywalkin Shoes

 

Yesterday, I was working on John William Whimpey.  My relationship to John is:

John William Whimpey relationhsiop.PNG

The Western Australian directories had shown that John was the manager of Ezywalkin Shoes at Boulder, and later at Albany, so I decided to do a search on Trove for articles, using the search terms “Whimpey Ezywalkin”

The earliest article I found was an advertisement for Ezywalkin’s in Boulder

Ezywalkin's
EZYWALKIN’S. (1911, December 21). Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 – 1950), p. 8. Retrieved June 18, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91334988

The next articles I found were from when he moved from Boulder to Midland Junctions

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Items of News
ITEMS OF NEWS. (1913, December 2). Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 – 1950), p. 4. Retrieved June 18, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92208363
Ezywalkin's Boulder
EZYWALKIN’S. BOULDER. (1913, December 21). The Sun (Kalgoorlie, WA : 1898 – 1919), p. 7. Retrieved June 18, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article216210369

The next articles I found were from when he moved from Midland Junction to Albany

Personal Mr W Whimpey
PERSONAL. (1923, July 27). The Swan Express (Midland Junction, WA : 1900 – 1954), p. 5. Retrieved June 18, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206616124

 

Personal W Whimpey arrival in Albany
PERSONAL (1923, August 1). The Albany Advertiser (WA : 1897 – 1954), p. 3. Retrieved June 18, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71827515
Social and Personal Gossip
SOCIAL and PERSONAL GOSSIP (1923, August 5). Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 – 1954), p. 10 (Second Section). Retrieved June 18, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60010125

The next few articles are from during his time in Albany.

Social & Personal Mr W Whimpey
SOCIAL & PERSONAL. (1925, November 6). The Swan Express (Midland Junction, WA : 1900 – 1954), p. 5. Retrieved June 18, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206623493
Ezy's Stock Ezer
LOCAL AND GENERAL (1931, August 20). Mount Barker and Denmark Record (Albany, WA : 1929 – 1949), p. 2. Retrieved June 18, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article240311953
Personal Mr W Whimpey
PERSONAL. (1933, August 24). Mount Barker and Denmark Record (Albany, WA : 1929 – 1949), p. 6. Retrieved June 18, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article240389624

In 1934, William left Ezywalkin and opened a shoe store in Victoria Park.

Whimpey's Shoe Store
WHIMPEY’S SHOE STORE. (1934, June 29). Westralian Worker (Perth, WA : 1900 – 1951), p. 2. Retrieved June 18, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article148501622