The Resource Advertisement for Bill Stafford's Drapery Store, Coolangatta, Queensland

Advertisement for Bill Stafford's Drapery Store, Coolangatta, Queensland

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Advertisement for Bill Stafford's Drapery Store, Coolangatta, Queensland
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Advertisement for Bill Stafford's Drapery Store, Coolangatta, Queensland
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Bill Stafford Snr was probably one of Coolangatta's best-known retailers. He first visited the town in 1923 whilst on his honeymoon, staying at Greenmount Guesthouse. He quickly acquired a drapery shop in the town, which was in receivership, and commenced a business using clever advertising techniques which helped to put the holiday resort town of Coolangatta on the map. He first advertised as 'The Seaside Home for Frocks', but in the early 1930s coined the famous slogan, 'Come Naked to Coolangatta and let Bill Stafford Dress You', which was risque stuff for pre-World War II Queensland. At first he promoted women's wear and later menswear too. Bill's son, Bill Jr took over the business and ran it until 1966, when he sold it to Rothwell's. (Information taken from: R. Longhurst, From Tallebudgera to the Tweed, 1996 & A. McRobbie, 20th Century Gold Coast People, 2000)
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  • Bill Stafford Draper and Booter (Coolangatta, Qld.)
  • Business enterprises
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Advertisement for Bill Stafford's Drapery Store, Coolangatta, Queensland
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14 x 23 cm.
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copy print
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Unknown.
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black and white
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  • LS-LSP-CD081-IMG0074
  • FILE0198-LINE02-NEG31
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  • This image is free of copyright restrictions. Permission is needed to use this image for commercial purposes. Please contact the Local Studies Library for details.
  • <a href="https://digitalbank.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/vital/access/manager/Copyright" target="_blank">Copyright held by Gold Coast City Council</A>
Label
Advertisement for Bill Stafford's Drapery Store, Coolangatta, Queensland
Publication
Dimensions
14 x 23 cm.
Extent
copy print
Immediate source of acquisition
Unknown.
Other physical details
black and white
System control number
  • LS-LSP-CD081-IMG0074
  • FILE0198-LINE02-NEG31
Terms governing use
  • This image is free of copyright restrictions. Permission is needed to use this image for commercial purposes. Please contact the Local Studies Library for details.
  • <a href="https://digitalbank.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/vital/access/manager/Copyright" target="_blank">Copyright held by Gold Coast City Council</A>

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