Dusty Main St heading into Pialba.
Dusty Main St heading into Pialba.

Hats off to big changes in Pialba's Main St

THIS is the view from Pialba's Main St some 60-odd years ago: There are dirt tracks and paddocks - people playing tennis in long pants, wooden racquets, fedora felt hats.

The scene is hardly recognisable as the same place today, roughly on the site of the Bendigo Community Bank office.

For a start, today, there's no tennis court.

There's also asphalt instead of dirt and concrete instead of paddocks.

However, you might still find the odd fedora - they're coming back into fashion.

As part of Hervey Bay's 150th birthday celebration on September 29, the Chronicle, in association with the Hervey Bay Historical Society, is running a series of stories and photos. 

 

 

Tennis courts in Pialba's Main St in the 1930s.
Tennis courts in Pialba's Main St in the 1930s.
Main St in Pialba in 2013 looking south outside the Bendigo Bank.
Main St in Pialba in 2013 looking south outside the Bendigo Bank. Alistair Brightman


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