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Central Market, Adelaide
Title : Central Market, Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide
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Creator : Archives, photographer
Date of creation : 1922
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 143 x 81
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Fish market of the Central Market, photographed September 28th 1922. Edwin Daw's central fish market and adjoining iceworks are shown. These brick-fronted sheds face west and stand approximately in the centre of Acre 334. They were demolished in 1922 to make way for extensions to the City Arcade.

These buildings face west and stand approximately in the centre of acre 334. For a view of premises erected on this site see B 1858.

The Central Market, established in 1869, came about as a result of an act of rebellion by a small group of fruit and vegetable market gardeners who were angry about the monopoly Richard Vaughan's East End market had on trade.

The Central Market buildings initially consisted of some sheds which over time became dilapidated and unsightly. In 1899, the Central Market underwent refurbishment with more permanent structures being erected.As part of the 1899 redevelopment of the Central Market, extensive additions were made to the fish market. Since its establishment the fish market had been updated with the addition of a refrigeration plant for fish as well fruit and vegetables and the structure incorporated 16 shops on the Grote Street side.

Related names :

Adelaide Central Market (S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1922
Period : 1919-1927
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide Adelaide Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

Burden, Michael Lost Adelaide: a photographic record Melbourne Oxford University Press, c1983

Murphy, Catherine The market: stories, history and recipes from the Adelaide Central Market Kent Town, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 2003

History of Adelaide Central Market [Adelaide: s.n.], 1977

Historic South West Corner: Adelaide, South Australia Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 2003

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