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Photograph - Knight's General Store McBride St Cockatoo

From the Collection of Cockatoo History & Heritage Group Cockatoo Victoria

Description
Photograph taken circa 1910 of Knight's General Store McBride St Cockatoo. The Knight's who had a general store in Gembrook, later bought it and put his sister and brother-in-law, Tom and Mary Fairbridge, in as managers. This store ran as a sub branch of the Gembrook store until Tom and Mary brought it. It then became known as 'Fairbridges". Local residents and a horse and cart are in the foreground of the photograph.
Size
25x20
Object Registration
4
Keywords
cockatoo victoria, mcbride, fairbridge, gembrook, horse, cart, mcbride st shops, knight bros, cockatoo residents
Historical information
James and Caroline McBride built the store when their small "tack on" room at the side of "Fernholme Guest house" became too small. The Knight's, who had a general store in Gembrook, later bought it and put his sister and brother in law, Tom and Mary Fairbridge, in as managers and was run as a sub branch of the Gembrook store. This store was later known as Fairbridges when Tom and Mary bought it from the Knight's.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM