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Libraries, Moonee Ponds

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 6 months ago

Time Travellers in Essendon, Flemington and the Keilor Plains

Libraries - Hygienic, Public, Circulating

 

 

Bookplate from Stinton's Hygienic Library, 63 Puckle St,

Moonee Ponds, courtesy of the Sam Merrifield Library

Community Heritage Collection.

 

Known local circulating libraries

Ascot Vale
Essendon
Flemington and Kensington
Moonee Ponds

 

Moonee Ponds

 

7 Holmes Rd

C Couzens, library, 1940, 1955

 

14 Holmes Rd, Queen's Library

  • Mrs Thomson, 14 Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds, 1914 1916, 1917

Advertising. (1914, January 8). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter

 (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 4 Edition: Morning. Retrieved July 31, 2015, from

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74491204

 

  • Miss E McGregor, 1918.
  •  Mrs E McLaren, stationer & fancy goods, [1917 - 1932], widowed in 1907. She operated there for some time until her death in 1932,  when Harry Wallis leased it.  EHS Collection The Sea Gypsy, Mrs McLaren’s Library, 1930s.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
MRS. McLAREN begs to notify readers
that she has taken over the Fancy Goods
and Stationery business of the late Mrs.
Thomson, Holmes road, Moonee Ponds,
near station, and solicits local support.
SPECIALITY-FANCY WORK MATERIALS.
Circulating Library open until 8.30 p.m.
Latest books on hand.

Advertising (1917, November 15). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), , p. 3 (Morning). Retrieved July 18, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74604254

 

 

 

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

 

 

Advertising. (1937, December 4). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 16 Supplement: The Argus Week-end Magazine. Retrieved July 30, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11129885

 

  • ·        H Wallis, 1935, leased the business until 1937 when he retired [Harry Wallis was the father of Henry Leonard Wallis who died in France in 1916]
  • ·        Miss Laura McLaren, fancy goods, 1937, daughter of Emily, took on the business until her death in 1941
  • ·        Miss E Ahern, 1940.

 

34 Holmes Rd

C A Service, 1940

 

42 Holmes Rd

W Lewis, 1935

 

260 Maribyrnong Rd

  • ·        Rodgers Circulating Library, 1930s?  Sam Merrifield Local History Collection has As a woman sows (1928), Rodgers Circulating Library & Mrs M Parkinson, Lending Library (lending dates 1943-44)
  • ·        Mrs M Parkinson, 1940s?

1965 E & J Rodger news agents.

 

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Mt Alexander Rd (near Puckle)

Miss S L Arvier, 1889, 1890

Between Puckle and Station (Hall) Sts

 

We have been requested to state that   Miss Arvier, Moonee Ponds News

Agency, has decided to initiate a circulating library on popular lines on and

after the 1st prox. All the latest books, journals, &c., will be provided, and for

this boon and privilege the small sum of Is per month, or 2s 6d per quarter, will

be charged. Miss Arvier's enterprise certainly deserves the hearty support of

the residents.

IS IT DESIRABLE? (1889, April 20). North Melbourne Advertiser (Vic. : 1873 -

1894), p. 2. Retrieved July 30, 2015, from

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/66150608

 

Sarah Louise Arvier married Harry C Rhys-Jones in Victorian in 1891 at the age of 35.  Sarah had a daughter born in Essendon in 1893, but the family appears to have moved to Queensland not very long afterwards.  Sarah's brother Charles August Arvier had also been a businessman in Essendon, but moved to Queensland.

 

1892 Sands & McDougall Directory, Mrs Clara E Arvier, newsagent, Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds

By the 1893 Directory the Arviers have left Victoria for Queensland.

In 1893 the newsagency (and probably library) is being operated by S H Jones.

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491 Mt Alexander Rd

Mrs L McDonnell, 1944/45

 

493 Mt Alexander Rd

Mrs A Rae, 1940

 

601 Mt Alexander Rd

Morrison, Mrs O, bookseller, 1937

 

684 Mt Alexander Rd

Mrs E P Treloar, library, near Davies St, 1940, 1944/45, 1951

 

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6 Pascoe Vale Rd

Moonee Ponds Book Club

 

The "Circulating Library" sign is at 6 Pascoe Vale Road.  The "Moonee Ponds Theatre" sign has a

pointing finger beneath pointing towards Puckle Street.  The Moonee Ponds Hotel with the clocktower

is in the centre of the image. From NLA Collection https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/5125774

 

MOONEE PONDS BOOK CLUB

Has removed to new and up-to- date premises at

6 PASCOE VALE ROAD,  

(Opposite Puckle street). Intending subscribers may enrol from any date.  New books arrive weekly by the English and American mails.    Terms: 3s per quarter (1 book), 5s per quarter (2 books); or deposit system. Pictures, Fancy Goods. All Stationery Lines. School Requisites, etc., stocked. 

 

Advertising. (1914, January 29). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 4 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved August 1, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74491600

 

 BOOKS.-200 favourite Novels, Is each, published 3s 6d. Book Club, op. Puckle street.   
CALENDARS (1917), half price to clear. Inspect favourite Books, Is. Moonee Ponds Book Club.

 

Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74601338

 

The All-Australia Memorial of the Dardanelles Campaign.

 

"GALLIPOLI: AUSTRALIA'S ROLL OF HONOUR." Complete in One Colossal Volume. All volunteers who were on active service or had left Australia prior to 1st January, 1916, are eligible for inclusion in this volume. Never before in the history of Australian publishing enterprise has a work of such magnitude been under taken. Compiled by Australian journalists; printed in Australia on British paper; beautifully bound in Australian leather. A memorial which will stand for all time as AUSTRALIA'S TRIBUTE TO THE BRAVERY OF HER OWN SONS. Relatives and friends of soldiers will treasure this volume as a permanent and intimate record of the entire Gallipoli Campaign and the Pacific Expedition. Contents: Introductory Narrative, by Mr. E. Ashmead-Bartlett. Australia Armed on Land and Sea. Roll of Honour--a mammoth record. Careers of the Brave. Special Map of Gallipoli Peninsula. Australian V.C.'s, Mentioned in Despatches, Awards for Gallantry, Deeds of Valour, etc. Profusely illustrated with magnificent Art Plates. Biographies and Portraits of all who took part in the Gallipoli Campaign. Particulars and photos invited. No charge for insertion. Local Representative: J. McJUNKIN. Sample volume may be seen at Moonee Ponds Book Club), 8 Pascoe Vale road, opp. Puckle street, where all information may be obtained. Published by the British-Australasian Publishing Service; 11 Bourke street, Melbourne.

 

Advertising. (1916, June 29). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74593375

 

James McJunkin, former editor of the West Bourke Times and the Essendon Gazette, lost his only son James Wilkie McJunkin, a journalist of some promise,  at the landing at Gallipoli.  In the above advertisement McJunkin was acting as the agent for the special commemorative  publication of the early part of the war.  

 

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150 Pascoe Vale Rd

  • ·        K Stewart, 1940
  • ·        E Stewart, 1955   See also 180 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds.

 

A probate notice described Evan Alexander Stewart  of 150 Pascoe Vale road Moonee Ponds news agent, in September 1939.   See also 160 Puckle Street below.

Advertising. (1939, September 20). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 13. Retrieved August 1, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11244870

 

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63 Puckle St

Stinton’s Hygienic Library, 1930s. See Sam Merrifield Local History Collection, It happened in Palestine (1936)

 

Mason's Book Club 1960s

In 1965 Masons newsagent

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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82 Puckle St

Moonee Ponds Authorised Newsagency, 1899

 

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89 Puckle St

Miss Duggan, Moderna, 1914-1916

 

New Circulating Library. (1914, May 21). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor,

Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2

(Morning). Retrieved June 13, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74493010

 

  Advertising. (1914, January 8). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows

Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 4 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved July 31, 2015,

from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74491204 

 

The Parish Magazine, St Thomas' Church of England Essendon, 1915-1916.

 

Advertising. (1914, September 10). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 4 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved July 31, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74494345

 

Dorothy Duggan married Richard Evans, the son of Lieutenant Colonel John Evans and his wife Grace on 5 April 1916 while the Colonel was home on leave from his trooping duties.  A description of the wedding, and a photograph of Dorothy is included in the book Trooping to the Middle East, 1916: the trooping journals of Colonel John Evans: Themistocles, Argyllshire, Aeneas & Port Sydney, edited by Marilyn Kenny. 

 

Dorothy and Richard Evans had a son born in January 1917, but Dorothy passed away in the Greenvale Sanatorium from tuberculosis only six months later, aged 23.   

 

Dorothy Duggan was 20 years old when she opened her business in Puckle Street in 1914.

 

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123 Puckle St

Northern, 1944/45, 1951, 1955, 1957

 

180 Puckle St

E Stewart, 1944/45, 1951   See also 150 Pascoe Vale Road, Moonee Ponds.

 

32 Shuter St

Miss E Roberts, 1935

 

 

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