Main Street Historic Walk – Site 56

This building was constructed in 1928 as a garage and residence for Bob and Elsie Wise and family. The Wise family also ran a charabanc service from Busselton to Augusta. The garage continued up to the 1960's when a newer garage was built on site No 50. This site became unused. In the 1980's the building was used as a second hand shop operated by Bill Oswald till 1984 when the whole site was cleared and it is now the Settlers Tavern car park.


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