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black and white postcard

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A black / white photograph / postcard.There is a photograph of a Lakes Entrance scene in each corner with a banner for "ROADKNIGHT'S MERRANGBAUR HOUSE' in the middle.In a circle is "FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION TARIFF 30/- WEEKLY". It has a note that "Coaches for Buchan Caves call at Merrangbaur daily".
Size
H-90mm W-138mm
Object Registration
3184
Keywords
merrangbaur-lakes-entrance roadknight-lakes-entrance postcard-lakes-entrance
Historical information
This an advertisement / souvenir for Merrangbaur House in Lakes Entrance.
Merrangbaur was in , Lakes Entrance and stood on the on the Prince's Highway, about a kilometre from Lakes Entrance. It was destroyed by fire on the early morning of December 15, 1935. The original residence of the Roadknight family, the first white settlers in the Lakes Entrance district, Merrangbaur House had been conducted as a guest house for many years. Much of the furniture was lost, although a portion of the building, consisting of the ballroom and several bedrooms, was saved Mrs. Anne McInnes, aged more than 80 years, the mother of the proprietress, Miss McInnes, was the only guest sleeping in the house when the fire began and had to be assisted
from her blazing bedroom on the ground floor. She was carried through a window by members of the fire brigade and spent the remainder of the night at the house of
a friend. Miss McInnes was in Melbourne on a business visit arranging for Christmas bookings, when she was informed of her loss. (info. from The Argus Melbourne Monday December 16 1935)
When Made
C1910
Significance
This item is associated with tourism in East Gippsland in the early 20th century.
Last updated
11 Mar 2020 at 5:04PM