Samuel White set up his boot making business in a small weatherboard building on the east side of High Street, just north of Wood Street. The building had previously been operated as a butchers shop.
Samuel was one of several White’s operating businesses in High Street Preston during the 1870s and 80s. Thomas White ran a saddlery business in South Preston and William White was a butcher, also in South Preston. It is not known if they were related.
City of Preston (1935). Preston Jubilee celebrations: 1885 – 1935. Preston: Author.
Sands and McDougall’s Melbourne and Suburban Directory 1864- 1974. [Microfiche]. (1974). Melbourne, Australia: Sands & McDougall.