Maybe you had an ancestor that had a shop on the Thames,and imagine something like a corner dairy today. When the goldfields opened many shops were quickly opened to meet the needs of the rapidly growing town (as mentioned in previous article), many were merely shacks; with little in the way of interior space. What a lively place it must have been - as shopkeepers walked the streets selling their goods; such as these butchers with the meat proudly hanging from the lean-to roof.
|Early shops at Shortland, Thames|
Orme Butchers, Bendigo Store and Smith Butcher