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Can you date this photograph? [Casino]

Casino in the beautiful Northern Rivers district of northern NSW.

Can you date this photograph?

Larger version on Flickr

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We have many other undated photographs in Photo Investigator and on our Flickr account. If you know the dates or any other interesting facts about these images please let us know.

  • Anna says:

    Richmond River historical society may be able to help.

    October 23, 2013 at 9:54 am
  • Mike says:

    I agree with Mich. The pale car is probably a 1936-38 Chevrolet which if the car was new would date the photo in the late 1930s. However it was common to see these and much older cars in country towns until the late 1950s. Given that the country was at war 1939-45 we would have to look for more evidence,such as changes to shops,street trees etc.

    November 1, 2013 at 9:24 am
  • JennysOldCars says:

    The cars on the RHS are a 1925-27 Buick and under the Garage sign I reckon is a 1936 Chev, second car on the LHS is 1927-28 Chev. State Library NSW holds the same photo as Government Printing Office 1 – 24065 dated 1936 which fits with the car on the right of the street. Of course, as always when dating from the cars age, we can only use the newest car in the photo as a guide, the photo could be taken several years later.

    November 13, 2013 at 10:47 am
  • craig Atkins says:

    The photo in Casino is of Barker St and was taken before the El Grondo picture theatre was built and before Mr Gillett’s Cycle Works which took over the building on the right that is a garage. The photo is probably prewar, say 1930-36

    December 4, 2013 at 7:48 pm
  • Tony_RVC says:

    The third School of Arts building (far left) was built in 1934 replacing the second which was destroyed by fire in 1932. Also the El Gronda arcade, established in 1937, is absent from the right of photo. Furthermore, there are vacant lots next door to the School of Arts building, between it and the Post Office. The Richmond River Express Examiner reports on 11.9.1936 & 29.7.1937 that one building is under construction and the other under tender. Therefore, placing this photo between 1934 and late 1936. If the Chev is a 1936 model, this would comfortably date the photo in early to mid 1936.

    January 7, 2014 at 8:27 am

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