Photograph - Knight's General Store McBride St Cockatoo
From the Collection of Cockatoo History & Heritage Group Cockatoo Victoria
- 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.
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- 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.
- 3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM