Whilst researching my next book, Biography of a Bowerbird at the Macleay Museum, I stumbled upon Mr George Rice. Intrigued, I delved into my research by contacting the Caroline Simpson Library. I poured over old surveyor's maps from the late 1800s and discovered he owned The Curio Shop, 232 Lower George St Sydney from 1860-1877.
Pics from the National Library of Australia archives.
Around the corner on Pitt St was Mrs Palmer & Sons, a furrier & taxidermist. I have used this research & inspiration for the latest bar I have designed with Kelvin Ho. It is opening in April and is called Palmer & co.
02, Mar 2012