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The Perkal brothers - bespoke shoemakers of Surry Hills / John Walter Ross
Bib ID 7291864
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, still image, online resource]
Author
Ross, John, 1946-, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Surry Hills, NSW : John Walter Ross, 2014 
1 online resource (88 pages) : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), facsimiles, genealogical tables. 
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text file : PDF : 3.04MB 

Summary

The Perkal brothers attracted many famous customers to their shop in Sydney's Haymarket. Their best customer was the media tycoon Kerry Packer, who ordered polo boots every month for over thirty years. Despite their celebrity clients, their greatest satisfaction was making surgical shoes for disabled people, helping them walk again. In 1995, they moved to Surry Hills and continued the craft of bespoke shoemaking, despite the gradual winding down of the leather industry and the lack of apprentices willing to stay in the trade. Sadly, both Adam and Morris passed away within two weeks of each other in December 2013.

Notes

"Morris and Adam Perkal, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 October 2012" --Cover photograph.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Perkal, Morris, 1919-2013.  |  Perkal, Adam, 1921-2013.  |  Perkal brothers -- History.  |  Jews -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Jews -- Poland -- Biography.  |  Jews -- New South Wales.  |  Shoemakers -- New South Wales -- Surry Hills -- Biography.  |  Orthopedic shoes -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Immigrants -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Personal narratives.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- Poland.  |  Polish people -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Polish -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Jewish Australians.  |  Poland -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Australian
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Bespoke shoemakers of Surry Hills

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