This blog is about the history of the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp and neighbouring areas, such as Pakenham, Cranbourne and Garfield, and any other historical subjects I feel like writing about. It's my own original research and writing and if you live in the area you may have read some of the stories before in the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp Historical Society newsletter or the Koo-Wee-Rup township newsletter, The Blackfish, or the Garfield township newsletter, The Spectator. Heather Arnold.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Cora Lynn Store
The Cora Lynn was opened in 1907 by George Petrie Murdoch Junior. As we saw in the last post George and his father, George Senior, were some of the earliest owners of township allotments in Cora Lynn. Murdoch operated the store until 1922 when Alex Chisholm took over. Chisholm was there until 1927 when the Dillon family took over the store and operated it for decades. It closed 1999.
Cora Lynn store, c.1910. Peter Corcoran standing in front with bicycle.
(Photograph from the Berwick Pakenham Historical Society collection)