Main Street Historic Walk – Site 3

This side, owned by James Galvin in 1927/29, was used as dining rooms, then leased to a Mrs Millar in 1938/39 who continued this use. In 1943/44 it was used by the Military as a Garrison Headquarters up to 1946 after which F.B. Pickering used it as a living quarters.

In 1950/1 A.C. Beardshaw used the building as a living room and billiard saloon. In 1960 it was purchased by A.J. and V.O. Brusaschi who started a fish and chips shop. The building and surrounding land became the present Shell Roadhouse in 1963, presently owned by Neil Myles. Since then the building has been converted to the Shell Coles Express.



References

Reference map of Margaret River with site numbers

Margaret River Town 1894-1984 by Mavis Wise

Margaret River Stories by Guy Jennings, ISBN 9780646575346

A History of the Catholic Community of Margaret River District by Merilyn Hutton

Margaret River & District Historical Society photo collection

John Alferink from my recollections of the town after being in the area for over 68 years, John Alferink 2021