Historical information

This photograph is held in the Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute Audio Visual Collection. Please contact BMI for all print and usage inquiries.

Physical description

This photograph features this mixed business described by donor Ray Giles as:

One of the two shops between Ballarat and Buninyong that carried a variety of services, owned by Mick and Blanche Giles between 1963 and 1969. The shop was built in the 1950s and demolished in 1969 by the Country Roads Board to widen the Geelong Rd.

The shop served the community with an array of services and goods-
-State Savings Bank
-Milk bar
-News agent with two paper boys
-Post Office
-Chook food
-Fire crackers
-Public Phone box