Item 7 - Account book

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Account book


  • 1900-1917 (Creation)

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1 volume

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Duncan Loane Pty., general merchants, was founded in Devonport in 1910 by Duncan Loane, formerly Devonport manager for A.G. Webster & sons. On his retirement in 1922 the firm was made into a proprietary company. Directors included W.H. Edwards, managing director, G.C. Walch, R.l.D. Loane etc. The firm dealt especially in farm machinery, holding a number of agencies for overseas firms, such as Ransome & Sims of England, as well as Australian firms, including water pumps by wind mill and electric or diesel rams. They also dealt in fertilisers, fencing wires, corn sacks, gates, etc. and act as agents for insurance.

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Mr. Levy was a builder and contractor and prominent figure in the business and public life of Devonport and district. Two of the best-known buildings he erected are the present E.S. and A. Bank at Devonport (built for the old Bank of Van Diemen's Landin 1891) and the Devonport Town Hall in 1899.For a number of years he was a member of the old Devonport Town Board, subsequently being elected a member of the South Ward in the Devonport Municipal Council at its inception in1907, upon which he retained his seat for nine years, and served as Warden in 1909. Shortly after the adoption of an elective Marine Board for Mersey in 1906, and upon the resignation of the late Warden Chas. A. Littler, Mr. Levy was elected to the vacancy, and served for about 18 months, when he resigned upon undertaking a contract for the Board. He was a prominent Oddfellow for the greater part of his life, and filled at various times all the offices of that institution. A keen follower of bowls, he was known on most of the greens in the State.

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Deposited by the manager in 1968

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Account book belonging to George Newton Levy for the years 1900 to 1917, recording sums owed to him for work done etc.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
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PP 18/12/18




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