Blackall & Co., Norman Bourke & Co. and Central Hotel shop fronts, Brodie Street...
Blackall & Co., Norman Bourke & Co. and Central Hotel shop fronts, Brodie Street, Hughenden, 1913?About this object
A postcard image of Brodie Street in 1913. This image shows the shop fronts of Blackall & Co., Bourke & Co. Ltd. Stock & Station Agents and part of the Central Hotel. A group of unidentified men stand out the front of Blackall & Co., and one sits on horseback. On the upstairs veranda a woman and two children can be seen with a teddy bear sitting on the floor next to them. Blackall's Shop, as it was then known, was a supplier of various items including musical instuments and stationery.
An unidentified man can be seen leaning in one of the windows of the Central Hotel, which is located where Retravision and FJ Holden's Cafe is today (2011).
Also of note in this image is the unsealed road, the telegraph poles and the clothing of the period.
On the reverse side of the image the postcard has been written on. Dated May 11th 1913 it is a letter between a Mr Frost and one A.S. Morcham regarding a rental property from a deceased estate.
real photo postcardDate Made
1913?Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on reverse side: "May 11th 1913 / "Dear Mr Frost, Your welcome letter to hand yesterday morning, & I do thank you so much for looking after the house for us. The Queensland Trustees Ltd, trustees to Mr Morchams Will gave me permission to collect the rents here but they want a monthly statement of the accounts, things will be more settled by the end of this month so please Mr Frost when you send the rent after deducting your commision [sic], give the date the tenant took the house & their name, as I have to give the name & what rent the tenants pay. Hopeing [sic] Mrs Frost is enjoying her holiday & also hope you are all quite well in health. Your sincear [sic] well wisher A.S. Morcham." / "Brodie St Hughenden / showing old Central Hotel & Blackall's News agency. / No B  5" [4 crossed out] Printed on reverse side: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE. / ADDRESS ONLY. / KODAK AUSTRAL"Measurements
137 X 87mmSubject and Association Keywords
Flinders Shire Historical Photograph ProjectCredit Line
Gift of Hughenden and District Historical Society, care of Mrs Colleen Murdoch.Object Type
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