John H. S. Reid

Born in Ballarat in 1856, John Reid studied carpentry under his father before moving to Mitchell Street, Northcote in the 1870s. With his brother, Reid formed a hay, corn, wood and coal business. The flourishing business had had three employees and an annual turnover of £2,400.

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