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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Grocer's store fairly intact in Maryborough, South East Queensland

Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum was taken over by the National Trust in 1976, I first found out about this mother-load from Richard Stringer - the local architectural photographer who was first commissioned to document the building and its contents. Barbara and I have just returned from the 32nd annual Australian Garden History Society's, Maryborough conference where we were shown through the shop and associated buildings and gardens, nice!

The two shots above show the gun trolly probably traded from a visiting frigate ages ago, the small cannon is still in the shop - this initiative must have saved a few hernias over the 150 years that the shop has been in existance.

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