Classic old-school bread carts—have you got any in...

Classic old-school bread carts—have you got any information?

Across the late 1800s and well into the 1900s, many Australian residents couldn’t just pop down to the bakery to pick up their bread and other baked staples, nor could they take a leisurely trip to the local supermarket. Instead, bakery carts would drop off baked goods daily, in a similar way to how milk bottles were delivered daily.

With the advent of the automobile and the increased prevalence of supermarkets, the need for bread carts became less and less over the course of the latter half of the 20th century, until they all became completely defunct.

Now, after being relegated to corners of acreage properties or totally forgotten in the dusty recesses of old warehouses, some of these carts are being lovingly restored. One such cart is pictured at the top of this story, which was rescued from under a tree on a farmer’s property in St Germains, Northern Victoria, by Kim Banfield, who works at GOTAFE in Victoria.


If you have any information about the whereabouts of any of these remaining bread carts or if you know anything about how or when they were manufactured, we’d love to hear about it! Get in touch at or let us know in the comments.

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