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About this collection

This collection contains receipts and advertisements from businesses across the Hornsby Shire. The receipts in this collection start from the early 1900s and go through to the 1960s. Receipts have been gathered from private collections over time and the advertisements have come from a wide variety of sources such as old newspapers, magazines and time tables. The collection covers a wide variety of local businesses and trades including the local produce store, butcher shops, timber merchants, electricians, mechanics, doctors and a dairy farm. Where possible, historical information has been gathered from rate books, old telephone books and other resources and attached to the items to explain the background of the business or trade.

 

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