Crafted in Ballarat – A Timeline
James Batch and his two sons, Edward and William arrive in Australia and head to Ballarat. James begins manufacturing furniture in Drummond Street, Ballarat.
William Batch and his son Oliver move the Business to Armstrong Street, Ballarat.
Oliver Batch extends the factory into the building next door and the business becomes known as O F Batch Furniture.
A brick façade is erected and the business becomes Batch’s Furniture Factory.
Jeffrey Batch assumes the running of the factory after his father Oliver retires.
The business becomes Batch’s Home Furnishers.
Philip Batch starts at the business.
Philip starts his own furniture repair and restoration business Philip J Batch Craftsman, which he continues to run today, as a hobby business.