User Tools

Site Tools


history:h_aust_vic_sunshine_businesses

history of Sunshine - businesses now gone

businesses open for more than 50 yrs and still running

  • Derrimut Hotel in Sun Crescent
  • Olarenshaw's paint shop in Devonshire Rd
  • Nelson Brothers funeral services in Devonshire Rd

list of businesses and facilities no longer in Sunshine

  • Adams Cakes,
  • Agostino Deli,
  • Alan Marks Men's Store,
  • Angelo's Pinballs,
  • Argils Florists,
  • Bank of NSW,
  • Benlor Real Estate,
  • Benny's Pizza,
  • Berns Jewellers,
  • Blake's Radio,
  • Bob Binks,
  • Bradmans,
  • Bradley's Chemist,
  • Brickett outlet,
  • Charcoal Chicken,
  • Chas Wilkes Jewellers,
  • C.G.Carlton Printers,
  • Connor Shea,
  • Copper Art,
  • Crossys Bike Shop,
  • Davis Hairdressers,
  • Diamond Palace Chinese,
  • Dr Borer the Dentist,
  • Drayton Brothers Pottery,
  • Dennys,
  • Dinkum Pies,
  • Eastcoast,
  • Evan's Shoe Shop,
  • Firestone Tyres,
  • Forges school uniforms etc 82-90 Nicholson St Footscray
  • Food Plus,
  • Franklin's,
  • Geoff Penny Barbers,
  • Gilbertson Meats,
  • Gores Mower Repairs,
  • Hattams,
  • Haxbies,
  • Hearns Hobbies,
  • Hielbrons Chemist,
  • Jewels,
  • Kramers,
  • Len the Butchers,
  • Llewellyn's Pharmacy,
  • Maples,
  • Masseys Car Sales - Williamstown Rd Yarraville in 1954 - was there really one in Sunshine?
  • McClelland Optometrist,
  • Melita Hardware,
  • Michaels corner store,
  • Mudford photography,
  • Muller's Menswear,
  • Noon Pies,
  • Fireworks,
  • Pelaco
  • Prestige Dry Cleaners,
  • Prouds Hardware,
  • Rockans,
  • Rothmans,
  • Roxanne,
  • Rules Wool Shop,
  • Ryco Filters,
  • Sanky Benson wheel rollers,
  • South Sunshine Service Station and cartage /truck hire 59-63 Wright St run by A. Beachley and sons (newspaper ad in 1954) - Arthur Beachley Reserve presumably named after him
    • in 1940, A. Beachley ran a soil, sand, ash business from 5 Thorpe St Sunshine
  • Sprakle's Ampol,
  • Spurlings,
  • Stan Cash,
  • Steelcraft,
  • Steve's Service Centre - Mobil Garage,
  • Sunny Food Shop,
  • Sunshine Football Club (1939-1989)
  • The State Bank of Victoria (SSB) - merged with Commonwealth
  • The Hub,
  • The In Thing,
  • Treasureway,
  • Val's Wool Shop,
  • Vicki Lee hair salon,
  • Venture,
  • Wards the Toy Shop,
  • Western BMX,
  • Western Market,
  • Wendys Hamburgers,
  • Whiteline Industries,
  • Wilkes Jewellers,
  • Williams Jewellers,
  • Yat Sing Cafe,
  • Zulli Imports.

Hampshire Road

  • Blair Athol Sunshine's Pioneer Guest House (ad in 1924)
  • National Bank (was present in 1924 when a drapery was next door)
  • Robinson's newsagent, tobacconist at Robinsons Cnr (ads in 1930, 1940)
  • Chalmers Bootery (ad in 1924, 1930)
  • Colonial Gas Association (ad in 1930)
  • Lin Rule opened a bicycle shop selling Malvern Stars in 1930
  • Delta Cafe 197 Hampshire Rd in 1954
    • in the 1970's it was a Pizza restaurant
  • Jones' Melody House / Music Shop 198 Hampshire Rd in 1954 (also a front for a learn to drive school)
  • Miss Luke's drapery womens and childrens clothing 215 Hampshire (ad in 1930)
  • Judd's women's clothing 219 Hampshire Rd (ad in 1953)
  • H Doherty's bakery 221 Hampshire Rd (ad in 1940)
  • Chisholm's millinery 225 Hampshire Rd (ad in 1930)
    • Heilbronn's pharmacy 225 Hampshire Rd (opp. Coles) (ad in 1953)
  • Miss Baxter's womens and childrens clothing 252 Hampshire (ad in 1930)
    • Williams' Gift Store 252 Hampshire Rd (ad in 1953)
  • Andrew Fox estate agents (ad in 1930)
    • James A Fox estate agents 264 Hampshire Rd (ad in 1970 Melways)
  • Morton Arcade (266 Hampshire rd)
    • Desmiond Vilson, barrister and solicitor started practising 1954
    • Merven's childrens wear school uniforms (ad in 1954)
    • Arcade Pharmacy (ad in 1954)
    • Hat Salon on 1st floor (ad in 1954)
  • Sievers Solicitor 286 Hampshire Rd (ad in 1940) - presumably moved to Sun Cres
    • Sunshine Beauty Salon 286 Hampshire Rd (ad in 1954)
  • Brashes,
  • Coles New World,
  • Coles Variety Store,
  • Dallings Sports Store,
  • Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse,
  • Fosseys,
  • John Kontek real estate,
  • Kontek Arcade:
    • Arcade Pet Shop,
  • McEwans Hardware
  • Old MFB Fire Station,
  • Suttons Music,
  • Target,
  • West coast jeans
  • W.G Thomas butcher c1920s

Devonshire Road

  • Sunshine Harvester Works / Massey Ferguson / H.V.McKay
  • Alf Faukners cycles and sports 14 Devonshire Rd (next door to Electricity Commission) (ad in 1954)
  • Titford's RACV Station Sunshine Garage 23 Devonshire Rd (ad in 1954)
  • Walton's
  • Taubman's Paints
  • Dentist
  • John Burke funeral director 28 Devonshire Rd (ad in 1930)

Dickson St

  • Mott's Newsagents 1 Dickson St (ad in 1953)
  • dentist office 1 Dickson St (ad in 1953 - Dr Boorer commenced)
  • Old Post Office,
  • Lily-Anne Art Florist (Mrs J. Miller) 14 Dickson St in 1954
  • Sunshine Motors (ad in 1930, 1953) “independent service station” C'wealth Oil Refineries (COR)

Station Place / Monash St

  • Blake's Radio and Electrical (ad in 1954)

City Place

  • Sunshine Market:
    • Ayton's haberdashery, nuts and chocolates
    • fresh fruit stalls
    • butcher
    • fresh fish
  • record shop
  • fish and chip shop
  • jewellers
  • Edments Gifts?
  • clothing store

Sun Crescent

  • solicitors
  • doctor's office 31 Sun Crescent (in 1953 - Dr McCullagh and Dr D Wise)
  • Brendan Edwards sports centre - gym, indoor pool, bounce ball, squash
  • supermarket at rear of what is now the Sunshine Railway Station car park
  • Barclays Dry Cleaning 23 Sun Crescent (ad in 1954)
  • Seymours Mens clothing (on the corner)
  • McDonald's small goods opp. Seymours in 1940
  • Sunshine Delicatessen (“Hampshire Rd” next to Seymours in 1953)
  • Classic Jewelry Supply (opp Seymours) ad in 1953
  • Sunshine UFS Dispensary (ad in 1954)
  • Crescent Furnishings 13 Sun Cres ad in 1954
  • W.J. Bell Auctioneer 15 Sun Cres in 1954

Glengala Road / Durham Rd

  • Crossroads
  • Mario's Pinballs,
  • B.S. Shore and son estate agents 111 Durham Rd (ad in 1970 Melways)
  • Old Golf Course
  • Sunshine West High School,

Hampshire Rd (south)

  • The Shine meat supply and ice works cnr Hampshire Rd and Durham Rds (ad in 1924)
  • New City Cafe (opp. Derrimut Hotel in 1954)
  • George North Sunshine Direct Fruit Supply 192 Hampshire Rd (ad in 1940)
  • Gross's Amcal chemist 190 Hampshire Rd opp hotel (advert in 1954)
  • Websters Hardware 188 Hampshire Rd (ad in 1954)
  • Jayson shoe store 198 Hampshire Rd in 1954
  • Sunshine Town Hall demolished and replaced with the RT Pollard Gardens
  • Niagara Cafe (next to Town Hall)
    • ran by Mr R Hellyer until 1940 when it was taken over by Mrs Bingham 1)
  • Clarrie Carlton's Caltex Service Station opp. Town Hall in 1954
  • Sunshine Timber (near Town Hall in 1954)
  • Gibson's Hardware Store 79 Hampshire Rd
  • dairy 85 Hampshire Rd
  • Sunshine cinema
  • Sunshine cabinets
  • hall
  • Milk Bar

Albion

  • most Milk Bars, fish and chip shops closed
  • Darlings Flour Mill
  • P. Galea's Store cnr Derrimut and Sydney Sts (ad in 1954)
    • barber (now Annie's Hair and Beauty) and fish and chip shops were next door
      • in the early 1970's APS students would buy 5c chips, 5c fritters while a flake was 18c
    • milk bar over the road on opp. corner
  • Les James grocery Anderson Rd Sunshine near railway crossing ? next to 2nd hand shop?

Ballarat Road

  • Albion Timber Company (ad in 1954)
  • Albion Quarrying Company (ad in 1953)
  • Lynch's Garage started by Martin Lynch as a Blacksmith shop c 1916
  • Eta Factory
  • Nettlefolds (commenced 1925)
  • Rubbertex 547 Ballarat Rd near Albion Station
  • Spaldings,
  • Sizzler,
  • Sunshine High School
  • Roxy Theatre Maidstone
  • Praetz Newsagency 308 Ballarat Rd Braybrook in 1954
  • Dyecraft Ltd cnr Melon St, Braybrook in 1954
  • Besters Sweets, 234 Ballarat Rd Braybrook
  • Deer Park Building Supplies 55 Ballarat Rd Deer Park in 1953

North Sunshine

  • blue stone quarries - closed late 1990s
  • Wunderlich factory (est. 1925) made asbestos sheets (taken over by CSR then James Hardie) - mesothelioma legacy
  • Village Drive-in cinema on the Maribyrnong River c1970 until it closed in 1982 and later became home of the Melbourne Knights soccer club

Sunshine East

  • Sunshine Squash Courts

Deer Park side

  • Albion Explosives Factory, built between 1940-45 and 1954-80, was in Deer Park
history/h_aust_vic_sunshine_businesses.txt · Last modified: 2022/01/07 01:14 by gary1