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Clive Morrison - a dapper entrepreneur

Clive Rothesay Morrison was born in Clunes, central Victoria to Scottish parents who'd emigrated from England for the Australian gold rush. At the beginning of last century, Clive ventured north to the thriving metropolis of Albury with his wife Emily to work as the book keeper at Blake's Busy Book Bazaar. He was to have two sons - Bruce and Leslie.

Quite the entrepreneur, and aware that one must always be well shod, Clive opened his first boot and shoe emporium, Morrisons of Albury, in Swift Street. The business grew and moved to Olive Street and relocated again in a large store under The Ritz ballroom in Dean Street. A stylish gentleman, Clive was the first to stock the latest fashion shoes for ladies in Albury.

A local photographer during the depression years took this portrait of Clive in the early 1930s. He was unable to afford to pay for his children's shoes so he accepted Clive's kind offer of a portrait sitting in return for wiping the debt.