Main Street Historic Walk – Site 34

Residence and shop built in 1937/8 for Jack and Effie Nixon who operated the power station next door. The shop supplied electrical supplies, bicycles and photography supplies.

In 1948 a Shell fuel depot was added. In 1956/7 the premises was sold to A.J. and V.O. Brusaschi and they established a fish and chip shop, supplying the Margaret River Primary School plus newly opened Margaret River Junior High School. This shop became known as the Margaret River Tuck Shop.

Subsequent owners made extensions/alterations and they were Mr Tressiter, Don and Joyce Bennett, Bill and Jenny Turnock, Peter and Robyn Zani who were here in 1984 and the shop became a cafe known as Robyn's Nest. At present it is known as The Margaret River Tuckshop restaurant.



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