For sale, eye lotion, cigars, phonographs

From reading advertisements we are able to get a picture of life in Wodonga at the time.  This is a snapshot of 1907 in our town, taken from the Wodonga and Towong Sentinel.

  • Carew and Son, Boots and Shoes, were selling “All the Latest Novelties in Footwear”.
  • Gordes Boot Emporium whose reduced prices are not and cannot now be beaten, were ready to repair boots regardless of place of purchase. Repairs done while you wait.
  • William Twomey had taken over the Terminus Hair Dressing Saloon, also selling tobacco and cigars etc.
  • Henry Barber was selling saddles and harness and repairing same. He had relocated to more convenient premises near the railway gates.
  • The Railway Hotel was claiming recognition as one of the best out of Melbourne and promised that letters and telegrams would receive prompt attention. They were running cabs to and from all trains.
  • Wodonga Stores and Bakery conducted by Geo. Leighton sold Groceries, Drapery, Boots, Ironmongery, Crockery, Glassware, Wines and Spirits, Timber and all Building Materials, Flour, Oars, Bran, Chaff and General Produce. Bread delivered to all parts every morning.  Small goods made to order.
  • John Whan’s Wodonga General Supply Stores was advertising The Perfect Blue Flame Oil Stove on which every article cooked was simple perfection and was ideal for heating flat irons at the small cost of half a penny per hour each burner.
  • Wodonga Bakery was offering Fancy Bread and Biscuits, and The Central Bakery Best Bread, 4d large loaf for cash.
  • M’Swiney, Chemist was selling Dr Allan’s Eye Lotion for blight and other eye affections.
  • Most hotel advertising included stabling and loose boxes to accommodate horses.
  • 1st March Grand Opening Ball Bonegilla Hall. Tickets 5/-, Ladies free.
  • 1000 horses were being offered for sale, including a number of Draughts, at the horse sale at Wodonga over 4 days.
  • F. Awburn was selling the Edison Phonograph with large supply of records always on hand.
  • Wodonga Coffee Palace offered first-class accommodation with hot and cold water baths.
  • Nurse Dunphy’s Private Hospital was ready for the reception of patients. In the building we now know as Canbourne.