Main Street Historic Walk – Site 21

In 1947 Ken and Mary Edwards built a cement brick building for their hairdressers shop/electrical/fishing tackle shop.The hairdresser was operated by Smiler Gale and Ken Edwards did the electrical and fishing tackle. His wife Mary ran a small cafe.

Then in 1967 Valentines of Busselton took over the electrical business and Don Bennett was manager. In 1970 Mrs D. Hartnett set up a cafe known as Georgette Cafe until 1972 when Sadie and Pat McKeown continued here for another 4 years.

In 1977 a Eugene Hall bought the land converted the building into a pizza shop known as Bandaleros Mexican Restaurant. Later Garry and Sue Murtagh took over. The building was demolished and a new rammed earth complex was constructed. Now it's Teddis Big Spoon Cafe and The Green Room Restaurant.


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