193 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Daniel Reddan (Tobacco Merchant)

(The Cyclopedia of Victoria, 1903-1905, Vol 1, p.532)

“Daniel Reddan… was born in Melbourne, Victoria, in the year 1856 and received his education at St Patrick’s College. At the termination of his school days he entered the Government Printing Office where he remained for five years, and then owing to ill-health, resigned his position. Subsequently he was engaged as a salesman at the Carron Timber Yards, which position he filled for ten years, leaving there to manage the Moreland Timber Yards and Saw Mills for two years. At the end of that period Mr Reddan established himself in business as a tobacconist in Smith Street, Collingwood. The venture turned out a very successful one, and after a few years, finding the shop too small for his rapidly-increasing business, he removed on to the Fitzroy side into the large and commodious premises at the corner of Smith and Charles Streets, where he opened out as a wholesale tobacco merchant. Business improved every year and at the present time (1902) Mr. Reddan has one of the largest and most extensive trades in this line in Victoria, his annual turnover being an enormous one. (The Cyclopedia of Victoria, 1903-1905, Vol 1, p.532)

Image held by Fitzroy Library. Dan Reddon, Tobacco Merchant. Taken from the Collingwood and Fitzroy illustrated Directory and Handbook, 1905.

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