This corner (Wyndham & Fryers Sts) was very popular back in the 1940s/50s for 'candid photography'. We have a number of photos taken outside the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney building which gives us a great snapshot of Shepparton and its people at that time. Most of them had the postcard layout on the reverse.
There may have been a few people taking these photos at that time to make some money...
“To most people a street photographer was someone who would take your picture for a fee and send you the print later (or, since the adoption of the polaroid by such vendors, give it to you right on the spot)." (History of Street Photography)
Notice on the back of the postcard below it says 'Candid Photo No. and extra copies available.
Here are a few of the photos we have collected. If you have one we would love to get a copy of it. Drop it into the shop (204 Corio St) to be scanned or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A podcast is a program (as of music or talk) made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet.
I tend to listen to these rather than the radio as I can choose from a whole range of topics that interest me. However, I am yet to find a really good Australian history podcast.
It just so happened that I found a young man who was wanting a space to record his own podcasts with his friends and I was wanting to record people's stories about Shepparton. So I offered one of the spare rooms at the Lost Shepparton Shop for us to do both and voila we have our very own recording studio.
So Taite and I are going to work together, with some of his friends, to produce a series of podcasts about Shepparton's history which will include interviews with a whole range of locals about growing up and various topics.
I would like to pay Taite for use of his equipment and time so the cost to download these podcasts will be - Pay what you can afford.
Comment below if you are interested and we will send you some samples. Also let us know if you have some stories to tell and would like to be interviewed.