The Fletcher Jones collection held at the University of Melbourne Archives provides insight into the events, people and places that shaped the career of this charismatic business entrepreneur and philanthropist; from his early days as a hawker of goods in the Western District, until his retirement in the early 1970s as Managing Director of his successful clothing retail chain, Fletcher Jones & Staff. The company has a special significance to the Warrnambool community, where everybody knows somebody who had been connected to the business. Beyond Warrnambool the clothing brand Fletcher Jones is a household name.
The records documenting this innovative manufacturing business will be available for research access later in 2014. A news release about the Fletcher Jones collection was published in the Warrnambool Standard earlier this week.