E. Sladden's White Cafe, Ambulance station and J. Chamberlain Motor & General En...

From

Flinders Shire Historical Collection

Name/Title

E. Sladden's White Cafe, Ambulance station and J. Chamberlain Motor & General Engineer, Moran Street, Hughenden, 1928

About this object

This image depicts Moran Street, Hughenden in 1928, including E. Sladden's White Cafe, the Ambulance Station, J. Chamberlain Motor & General Engineer and a partial view of The Royal Hotel.

The cafe (commonly known at the time as Mrs Sladden's Cafe), which is pictured to the left of the image gives a good illustration of shop front advertising of the time. The cafe signage includes the following:
"MEALS AT ALL HOURS."
"UP TO DATE CHOCOLATE & CONFECTIONERY"
"ICED DRINKS, MEALS ETC"
"MEALS FOR TRAIN TRAVELLERS A SPECIALITY."
"SANDWICHES, CAKES, AND SCONES WITH TEA COFFEE COCOA"
"APPETISING MEALS AT ANY HOUR - WHAT WE DO WE DO WELL"

To the right of the cafe is the Ambulance station with a horse and cart out the front. The Ambulance station was erected in 1927 and remained at this site until 2005. Although the building remains, it is now (2011) a private residence.

To the right of the Ambulance station is J. Chamberlain Motor & General Engineer, which was popular for bicycle repairs at that time.

On the far right of the image is a partial view of The Royal Hotel, with a vintage car parked outside.

Other features of this image are the water tank, telegraph poles and the unsealed road.

Maker

Unidentified

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

black & white print

Date Made

1928

Period

Inter-war Period

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on reverse side: "The new Ambulance Centre / Hughenden / Dess took this snap. He much {sic} have been standing on his head when he snapped it. / No B 1[1]2 / 1928 / (1 copy done) / Hughenden Historical Society / Col" [text crossed out] Stamped on reverse side: "2998"

Measurements

114 x 70mm

Subject and Association Keywords

advertising signs

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ambulance stations

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horsedrawn carts

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hotels & taverns

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Hughenden (Queensland)

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power & telegraph poles

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restaurants, cafes etc.

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unsealed roads

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vintage motor vehicles

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water tanks

Collection

Flinders Shire Historical Photograph Project

Credit Line

Gift of Hughenden & District Historical Society, care of Mrs Colleen Murdoch.

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

2011-21

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain - No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions

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