Discover Australia’s proud and colourful retail heritage. From hawkers’ vans and the corner store to elegant city department stores and the mega mall, shops have been at the heart of European settlement across the continent.
Beautifully illustrated, What’s in Store? takes you behind the counter and looks at the factors that have shaped Australian retailing – new goods and new customs, the development of specialist shops, changes in locality and technology.
What’s in Store? goes down the main street to look at the buildings and shop windows that have grown to meet and create shoppers’ needs, and introduces you to some of the shopkeepers who inspire us with their stories and reveal a significant part of our history. What’s in store? encourages you to look for more surviving shops and offers practical advice on how you can help protect Australia’s retail heritage.