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The rich medley of sights, sounds and smells send the senses reeling: Everywhere there are trucks and barrows and trolleys trundling energetically among buyers, and growers who look as if they themselves have sprung from the soil.
In the early days of the settlement of Adelaide the population was so small that the few who grew fruit and vegetables could simply deliver their produce directly to the greengrocers' shops at what ever time they wished. As both growers and greengrocers became more numerous, the need for a market place became obvious. By about the 's, since there was no organised market, it was agreed between the growers and the greengrocers that the sales of fruit and vegetables should be held on East Terrace opposite the Stag Inn, commencing at daylight, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
From these hours of option trading at christmas 2014 adelaide city beginnings this "market" grew until at times the street was completely blocked. This caused the City Council to install posts in Grote Street Victoria Square to which horses could be tied, and to declare that all produce sales should be made from this site, and that no person would be allowed to sell produce in East Terrace. However since the council refused to provide any shelter, provision for refreshments, or public houses, the number growers using the facility was small.
Most growers came from the eastern suburbs of Adelaide and the East Terrace site remained most popular, so they moved to an area behind the Stag Inn and a shop owned by Richard Vaughan. As more growers abandoned hours of option trading at christmas 2014 adelaide city Grote Street site this area soon became too small, and during the late 's Vaughan acquired all the hours of option trading at christmas 2014 adelaide city fronting East Terrace from Rundle Street to North Terrace, as well as that fronting the northern side of Rundle Street from East Terrace to the Exeter Hotel.
Here he built Adelaide's first market sheds to protect the gardeners from the elements. In Vaughan applied for an act to establish markets on the site, and this was granted in However the cost of maintaining the market was too great, so in he issued a prospectus to form the East End Market Co.
Adams as Secretary, both of whom resigned inwhen Mr Thomas Playford, who was the original chairman, became the Managing Director, and Mr John Harmer as secretary. A collection of photos of the old markets and some of their identities. Photo "They Sowed the Seeds" circa My wife, Peg, remembers being told that her father, Keith Menz, featured in a storey in a newspaper, about him being the youngest person to wrap apples for export to England when he was about 2 years old circa.
The apples were wrapped in paper sometimes cut up old news-paper and packed into wooden boxes at the Cudlee Creek Cold Stores before being carted to Port Adelaide for shipment to England. In he purchased an Albion truck and it was the first motor vehicle to be used in the East End Markets.
When it arrived at the market, Roy Pritchard, a grower from Cudlee Creek, recalled; "We stayed up half the night discussing its possibilities hours of option trading at christmas 2014 adelaide city a commercial point of view. We hours of option trading at christmas 2014 adelaide city agreed that only a wealthy grower could afford to run such an expensive vehicle, and that it could be dangerous, particularly if it was driven over 15 miles per hour 24 kph " Greengrocers carts on East Terrace - His was the first truck to cart produce from Summertown to the East End Markets.
Winter Ltd, "New Market", Adelaide. West of Union St. Photo courtesy Natasha Turner Circa Chev. However these negotiations failed, so he decided to pursue his idea to build a new modern market on his own. Enlisting the support of growers, merchants and the City Council a Bill was passed in empowering him to erect a market, not exceeding 4 acres in area, which was to be completed bywith the Council having the power to take over the market at its then value sometime in the future - [however this option was never exercised by the council].
Extensions continued over the next couple of years, and by there were growers' stands with provision for their vehicles and teams, 20 large packing stores, 11 small stores, 10 side stores, a refreshment-room and a blacksmith. The market was described as ". The original Chairman was W. Charlick, with Mr T. From the mid 's there was talk of the need to relocate the East End Markets, the surrounding streets were again being over crowded, and by the early 'S it had become necessary to close East Terrace, Rundle Street and Grenfell Street on three mornings a week to accommodate the parking and loading of retailers vehicles.
However it was not until that the SA Government allocated land at Pooraka north of the cityfor the building of a new market. In a developer was appointed by the Government to carry out a feasibility study of the project.
In when the feasibility study was released it was rejected by the Merchants on the basis of prohibitive costs.
The fruit and vegetable industry then put forward a proposal to the Government for a joint venture between the hours of option trading at christmas 2014 adelaide city. This was rejected by the Government, so in April the Fruit and Vegetable Industry decided to proceed on their own.
A new company was formed consisting of Hours of option trading at christmas 2014 adelaide city, Growers and Retailers under the leadership of John Eakins, construction of the new facility finally commenced in November and it was completed in September I began full time employment in and continued at the markets until I retired in I retired inand live at Lobethal with Peg.
Our four sons, Nick, Wayne, Graham and Jason, worked with me at the Pooraka Market and Graham and Jason are both still working in the fruit industry making them sixth generation [on Peg's side] and third generation [on my side], to be associated with the fruit industry in Australia.
This page contains many photographs and may take a while to load, please be patient, thanks, Bill. Here you can learn a little of the history of the East End Markets from their establishment to closure, - view some photos of the old market, as well as some of the new Adelaide Produce Market at Pooraka Established Pooraka Markets Old photos hours of option trading at christmas 2014 adelaide city the markets. The Stag Inn - - site of the original market. Corner of Rundle St.
By the turn of the century an additional half an acre had been purchased, and the original sheds built by Vaughan demolished, the area was paved and covered with "lofty structures", with the roadways asphalted, to provide "thoroughly up-to-date" premises with "perfect sanitary arrangements". Photo "They Sowed the Seeds" circa My wife, Peg, remembers being told that her father, Keith Menz, featured in a storey in a newspaper, about him being the youngest person to wrap apples for export to England when he was about 2 years old circa.
We all agreed that only a wealthy grower could afford to run such an expensive vehicle, and that it could be dangerous, particularly if it was driven over 15 miles per hour 24 kph ". Greengrocers carts on East Terrace - Greengrocers carts, "New Market" - East Tce. AE Pitt - Harold Gore outside the markets with his Foegal truck load of hours of option trading at christmas 2014 adelaide city.
Inside the "New Market" - The old "horse troughs" can be seen above the roof of the truck. Bill Winter, founder of W. Photo circa 's courtesy Peter Lang. Photo circa 's courtesy John Hams. Entrance of "Old Market" - Rundle St.
Greengrocers carts, "New Market" Grenfell St. Entrance of "New Market" Grenfell St. Greengrocers vehicles, "Old Market" - East Tce. Greengrocers carts, "Old Market" - East Tce. Photo courtesy Natasha Turner Circa Photo Hermitage District History.
Photo courtesy The Neale Family Circa 's. Do you have any old photographs of the East End Markets, or the old "identities", that you would like to share? If so please contact Bill Email Bill. Approved was granted inand the market opened May Photo slsa B Circa See more "Market" photos.
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