24 May 1838 - David Jones opened in Sydney

#OnThisDay 24 May 1838 David Jones opened a store on the corner of George Street and Barrack Lane in Sydney. Jones was a Welsh immigrant who moved to Australia in 1835. In NRS 12961 Register of Firms David Jones & Co is listed as purveyors of drapery, furniture and general outfitting. The David Jones store claims to be the oldest continuously operating department store in the world still trading under its original name.

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