Historical information

The photograph shows the Royal Mail wagon outside Herbert's General Store in the main street of Orbost.
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


This is a pictorial record of transport in 19th century Orbost. It is associated with the Herbert family.

Physical description

A black / white photograph of a travelling salesman and his samples on the Orbost Coach outside Herbert's grocery store. Two other men are standing nearby. The photograph is on a cream buff card.

Inscriptions & markings

on front - "Traveller's Samples on Orbost Coach"