Main Street Historic Walk – Site 26

Shop built in 1936 for Killerby's of Busselton to supply the district with general groceries, farm produce and equipment. First managed by L. Gibson and in 1940 W.C. Smith bought the site and operated it with his family under the name of W.C. Smith & Sons. In 1977/8 the site was purchased by Ken Aitken of Busselton as an electrical shop managed by Bob Fletcher. It was then leased by Don Bennett as a toy shop before it was purchased by the then next door hotel owner Mark and Kate Hohnen's in 1984, demolishing the building and adding the present bottleshop. Since then the site was owned by Peta Woolems up to 2005. Settlers Holdings and partners owned the site up to 2021 when it was bought by the Heytesbury Group.


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