Historical information

This is a small souvenir or promotional book for Herbert Stores in Orbost and Cann River. Lancelot Herbert came to Orbost in 1886, taking up a partnership with local store-owner George Temple. After Mr Temple’s death in 1891, Lancelot took over the store and progressively developed Herberts Snowy River Stores which grew into a department store of several shops along Nicholson St. He also had small shops at Cann River, Noorinbee and Genoa which were run by members of his family, as well as a carrying business and fuel outlets. Lancelot died on 2/6/1911 and his wife Martha [died 1945] are buried in a joint grave in Orbost Cemetery. (info. Noreen and Lindsay Thomson. More from "In Times Gone By' by Deborah Hall)


Associated with a well-known Orbost business which started in 1888 and finally closed in c.1970.

Physical description

A small book with a white/cream cover and black printing. It has three cardboard pages inside which are blank. A pencil holder is attached to the back cover.

Inscriptions & markings

On front cover: SNOWY RIVER STORES AND BAKERY. Established 1886, AND CANN RIVER. Lancelot Herbert, Wholesale and Retail DRAPER, OUTFITTER, Grocer & Ironmonger, MILLINERY A SPECIALTY. BAKERY, SMALLGOODS FRESH DAILY. Tobacco & Cigars of the Best Brands. AGENT FOR: Age, Leader, Every Saturday, Argus, Australasian, Melbourne Punch, and Sydney Morning Bulletin. WINES AND SPIRITS.