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Leaflet - Bread Delivery, J. McAlpin & Sons, Abbotsford, 1948 Document Reg. No: HT 25055

Circular to Melbourne housewives sent by McAlpin & Sons, of 43 Charles Street in Abbotsford on 15 November in 1948, announcing that bread delivery was unable to be resumed due to a shortage of carters. A list of 23 shops selling bread in the inner Melbourne suburbs was provided as an alternative to home delivery.

The circular was found in the desk of the donor's mother, who lived in Auburn. During the cartage shortage, the donor's family received bread from a carter who was delivering bread for Fairey's Bakery in Liddiard Street, just east of Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn. The donor remembers that the cart was very colourful and was horsedrawn.
Single piece of paper with typed black text.
Statement Of Significance:
This circular illustrates the practice of home delivery of food during the 20th century in Melbourne's suburbs, a now almost obsolete practice in the 21st century.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 210 mm (Height), 132 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: food, domestic life, retail trade, food catering industry, home deliveries, housewives, mcalpin bread delivery
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Food & Drinks
Tertiary Classification: advertising
Inscriptions: Text, typed: Circular/J. McALPIN & SONS/43 CHARLES STREET/ABBOTSFORD N.9/Nov. 15th, 1948/Dear Madam,/We very much regret we are at present/unable to resume bred deliveries to you/owing to shortage of Carters.
Sender: J. McAlpin & Sons, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, 1948

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