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Libraries, Essendon

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 6 months ago

Time Travellers in Essendon, Flemington and the Keilor Plains

Libraries - Hygienic, Public, Circulating

 

Known local circulating libraries

Ascot Vale
Essendon
Flemington and Kensington
Moonee Ponds

 

Essendon (includes North Essendon)

 

77 Buckley St

Mrs Euphemia Scott, 1950

 

209a Buckley St

C M Marshall, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1961-1968

 

211a Buckley St, (corner Scott St)

Miss L Lee, library, 1935, 1940, 1944-45, 1950, 1951

C M Marshall, library, 1965

 

230 Buckley St

Miss L Lee, library, 1935

 

285 Buckley St

Miss T McLean, 1940, 1950

 

295 Buckley St

Miss J A McLean, 1944/45

 

357 Buckley St (corner Fawkner St)  new

Rule's Lending Library circa 1947-50 

 

2 Glass St

Woodland, 1955, 1957, 1960

 

313 Keilor Rd

Birdwood Bookclub, stationer, 1965

 

Leake St

J H Fallshaw, 1944/45

 

2 Leake St

W L Bailey, 1950, 1955

Lincoln, 1957, 1960

 

907 Mt Alexander Rd

L Ginnivan, 1935

 

1021 Mt Alexander Rd

H L Proby, 1940

Mrs A T Wilson, 1021-1023, newsagent & library, 1940, 1944/45, 1950, 1951

J H Brownridge, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1961-1974

 

1025 Mt Alexander Rd

T Crombie, 1925

 

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1093 Mt Alexander Rd

Robinson’s Library, 1936 1937 (Trove)

 

Advertising. (1936, December 5). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 41 Supplement: Week-End Magazine. Retrieved August 1, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11944215

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Napier St, Essendon North

Bendall & Bellman, 1944/45, 1955

 

27 Napier St

G McCraith, bookseller, 1950

 

 

 

42 Napier Cres

  • Mrs I Coulsen, 1940
  • Miss M E O’Meara, 1944/45

 

64 Napier St

G E Weatherhead, 1935

 

73 Napier St

Napier, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1961-1974

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321 Napier St, Strathmore

Alpha Book Lounge, Listed in Sands & McDougall Directories: 1957, 1960, 1961-1974

Bookstamps indicate the library operated from at least 1953 to 1974.

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96 Rose St

Mrs Finlay, [1914-1918] 1915

 

Florence Findlay was living at 45 Daisy St, Essendon with her husband David and four children when she was unexpectedly widowed in late 1912, after twelve years of marriage.  Two years later Mrs Finlay took a plunge into the business world when she announced:   "News Agency.  Mrs. Finlay notifies that she has taken over the news agency opposite the Essendon station, near Tadgell Bros'. Books, fancy goods, stamps, etc., are always on hand, and there is a public telephone on the premises". (Essendon Gazette 8 Jan 1914.)

 

 

MRS. FINLAY

has taken over the News Agency opposite Essendon Railway Station, near Tadgell Brothers. BOOKS FANCY  GOODS. etc. on hand. MADAME DEMARET PAPER  PATTERNS STOCKED. Licensed to Sell Stamps. Public Telephone. 


Advertising. (1914, May 7). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved August 1, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74492819

 

 

Mrs. Finlay's Library. 

Mrs. Finlay, of 96 Rose street, Essendon, has decided to reduce the price of her library to 3s per quarter.

The Essendon Gazette (1915, May 20). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), , p. 2. Retrieved July 18, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74588851

 

Books of every description are obtainable at Mrs. Finlay's circulating library, 96 Rose street. Essendon.

 

BUSINESS ITEMS. (1918, June 20). Flemington Spectator (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2. Retrieved August 1, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92030582

 

WHAT DO YOU READ ?

BRIGHTEN YOUR DULL MOMENTS.

A Book from the

CIRCULATING LIBRARY

Will do this.

96 ROSE STREET, ESSENDON.

 

Advertising. (1918, October 3). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 1 Edition: Morning. Retrieved July 31, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74607229

 

After re-numbering, 96 Rose Street became 15 Rose Street.

 

15 Rose St

Rutherford’s Library, 1936, 1937 (Trove)

 

Advertising (1936, December 5). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957),

p. 41 (Week-End Magazine).  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11944215

 

In 1965 this was Stuckey's Newsagency.

 

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16 Russell St

G T Teese, 1935

 

19 Russell St

J Canaway, 1935

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