Country Of Origin
Skills Clock and Watch Retailer, Jewellers
Work Locations Launceston
Street Address
132 Charles Street, Launceston
187-189 Charles Street, Launceston
104 Brisbane Street, Launceston
Other Early 1900s: Morris Joseph, a tailor by trade, opened a general store at 109 Wellington Street, Launceston, followed by a pawnbroker’s business next door. As the enterprise grew, he opened another store on Charles Street.

1911 and 1926: Expansions of the Charles Street premises took place due to business growth.

1933: Josephs purchased Theodore Sara’s watchmaking and jewellery business at 104 Brisbane Street.

Josephs Jewellers retailed clocks and watches, jewellery, plated and crystal ware, and other goods.
Morris Joseph died at the age of 91 in 1949 in Launceston.

His sons continued the business; Moses managed the jewellery shop and Harry the clothing.

1982: Ray Watson, Watsons Jewellers purchased Josephs Jewellers.

Peter and Ann Elias, A Few From Afar, Jewish Lives in Tasmania from 1804, 2003.
Web: Ancestry: Australia New South Wales Birth 1898, Australia Electoral Rolls 1914, 1919, 1937, 1954, 1968.
The Examiner (Launceston) 9 December 1927, 28 June 1929, 18 March 1932, 14 October 1933, 10 November 1933, 18 November 1933, 6 April 1935, 18 April 1949, 26 September 1952.
The Mercury (Hobart) 5 January 1933.