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118 Cumberland Street

Berrys Bakery/John Simpson's general store

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1901 Looking down Cumberland Place from Cumberland Street
John Simpson's general store is on the right

NSW State Archives and Records Authority,
Digital ID: 4481_a026_000023

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John Simpson's general store 1901 by Charles H. Bertie
The Charles H. Bertie Pictorial Collection, State Library of NSW (Mitchell Library)

Constructed: 1830s
Demolished: early 1900s

The bakery was established in the 1830s by Robert Berry. It was common for families in the area to get their sunday lunches cooked in the bakery's ovens.
By 1900 it had become John Simpson's general store.

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