John TURNBULL was a prominent citizen of Sandridge/Port Melbourne. He started as a baker in Bay St then moved to the corner of Rouse and Nott Streets where he ran his baking business until leasing the premises to various licensees as The Auld Reekie Hotel. The Sands & McDougall Directory of 1880 shows Turnbull owned a store in Rouse Street, next door to the hotel. He served on Council for 15 years with one term as Mayor, 1877-78. John TURNBULL died on 13 March 1889.
This item was passed on to Nancy U'REN with a small number of items relating to the Turnbull family with an undated note from Suzanne, a Turnbull descendent, wishing Nancy good luck with her work on Sandridge.
Sepia photograph showing several people standing outside the Auld Reekie Hotel.
Inscriptions & markings
"B Turnbull", "Sandridge", "Pt Melb" and "60 years" hand-written in pencil on reverse.