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Friday, March 11, 2016

The old McEwans hardware store in Dandenong around 1950.

McEwans became a landmark and household name in Dandenong, where numerous generations relied on getting there needs from them. The new McEwans was built sometime before 1960 in the Lonsdale Street premises. Eventually they were were pushed out of the market by newer, cheaper supplies. After a successful takeover bid by Repco Limited, McEwans in Dandenong was re-branded as Bunnings in 1993.

Prior to being the old McEwans store, it had been the Crump General Store, selling a vast supply of needs to the community ranging from stock feed, hardware and farm supplies, to linen, crockery and even delivery of groceries for the district folk with their horse-drawn lorry.

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