Celebrating our shopping heritage

This study aims to give practical suggestions to people who want to look after a particular aspect of our shopping heritage. It has a focus on interior fixtures and movable collections and explains how to record information about the shop and its contents.

Date
1 November 2002
Publisher
Heritage Office
Type
Heritage publications, Information series, Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
  • ISBN 1-87641-5576
  • File PDF 2.1MB
  • Pages 68
  • Name celebrating-our-shopping-heritage.pdf

Shops are central to the life of almost every village, town and city in Australia. Wherever people have settled, retailing has invariably followed, although the vast distances of Australia have stretched the resourcefulness and patience of its far flung communities. In turn, those selling goods and services have been endlessly enterprising. From hawkers touting their wares in caravans, to the ubiquitous general store, suburban corner shop and elegant department store, our retailing history is a proud and colourful one.