Thorpe General Store
Thomas and Kezia Thorpe with their six children lived on Greenhill Road from 1875 to 1907. Their nine-acre property was located opposite Sitters Memorial Drive. The Thorpe family managed a general store with products such as fruit, milk and grains sourced from their garden. The store was popular for market gardeners travelling between the city markets and the hills. The shop burned down in 1961.
Thorpe Road in Burnside is named after the family.
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