Our Story

Who is Harry Evans?

Harry Evans was born in England in 1840 and played at his father’s billiards room as a child progressing to a very high level, winning his first professional title in London in 1882 astounding the English entities as to his skill. He married and travelled to Adelaide (Australia), in 1882 and quickly established his reputation as a very fine local player. Competitions taking him as far a field as Coolgardie, W.A. and Melbourne he was truly the professional billiards player going on to win three World Championship Titles.


Now with four sons, Harry (Senior), moved to Melbourne in the mid 1890’s and established a family business- buying, selling and restoring billiard tables – the lovely small craft business continuing today.

2nd Generation

Eldest son, Harry (Junior), who became involved in the business setting up and running billiards rooms, was also a cabinet maker. The business situated in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne takes on a stronger manufacturing entity.

3rd Generation

Third generation, the business now Harry Evans & Sons (late RAAF and 2nd AIF) saw Norm and Gordon, also cabinet makers and french polisher, operating at Elizabeth Street Melbourne and later in 1957 at the Fitzroy premises.

4th Generation

David, son of Gordon, commenced with Harry Evans & Sons (Vic) Pty.Ltd. in 1985 following on from an 18 year career in electronics with the MMBW. Having grown up with the business workings as seen through the eyes of his father and uncle David has had a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on.

Now with four generations of manufacturing we are proud of our family heritage and continue to provide that same level of quality service to our customers.