Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Early shops Shortland, Thames

Continuing on the business theme, this would be one of favourite photos of early Thames.

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

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