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Can you date this photograph? [Kempsey]

The post office is still there and Barsby’s seems to have gone from strength to strength expanding its shopfront over the years!

But….Can you date this photograph?

Larger version on Flickr

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

  • Jennysoldcars says:

    If we can find a date for the removal of a big old power and telegraph pole outside the post office date could maybe be narrowed down a bit – the pole with many insulators is shown in a 1938 photo on the Nat. Archives website, also shows the P.O. fence to be timber not chain wire – say photo then is after 1938.
    Photos online at Nat. Archives show the Kempsey post office during and after the 1949 floods and in 1950 – no big cluttered power pole, chain wire fence.
    The cars and trucks – 1930s models, 2nd car in line could be 1940-41 or 1946-47.
    So photo I suggest photo taken between 1938 and 1949.

    December 3, 2012 at 11:58 am
  • Allan Cole says:

    Anna . I have never been to Kempsey but it is interesting that the clock on the Post Office tower shows exactly midday. I agree your comments and as some of the men are wearing braces instead of belts I think you are correct. Newspapers on Trove have a picture of Kempsey Post Office after its completion in 1891.

    December 4, 2012 at 8:23 am