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Mentone Historical Walking Trail : Stop 13

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Internal view of W. H. Oliver's bakery, 1920s. Image courtesy Mordialloc & District Historical Society

Laura & Charles Ferguson Museum
Old Bakery Lane (enter via Florence Street), Mentone

The original Mentone Bakery was established on this site in the early 1890s by George Barnett. However, the charming building which now stands here was constructed in 1922-4 by bakers, John Murphy and William Oliver.

Considered a very modern establishment in its time, the bakery is composed simply of two-storey redbrick with a gable-ended roof. Complete with original wood-fire ovens, the old bakery now serves as a local museum and centre for the Mordialloc & District Historical Society.

Featuring a unique collection of photographs and local memorabilia, the museum was renamed in 1999 to honour two well-loved history enthusiasts.

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Internal view of W. H. Oliver's bakery, 1920s. Image courtesy Mordialloc & District Historical Society

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Bakery delivery cart used by owners of Mentone Bakery (now the Museum), c1925. Image courtesy Mordialloc & District Historical Society

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Exterior of Bakery Museum from Coles car park, 1991. Image courtesy Mordialloc & District Historical Society