PH 22736. Prahran Municipal Market destroyed by fire, Boxing Day 1950; 26 December 1950.

PH 22736. Prahran Municipal Market destroyed by fire, Boxing Day 1950; 26 December 1950.

Photo of a band called the Marketeers who for a time performed regularly at Prahran Market. Rather than busking, these musicians were paid directly by the market managers. Taken 26 Feb 2006.

Photo of a band called the Marketeers who for a time performed regularly at Prahran Market. Rather than busking, these musicians were paid directly by the market managers. Taken 26 Feb 2006.

Photo of a young busker playing violin at Prahran Market. His instrument case opened before him invites passers-by to leave him some money. Taken 26 Feb 2006.

Photo of a young busker playing violin at Prahran Market. His instrument case opened before him invites passers-by to leave him some money. Taken 26 Feb 2006.

James Byrne at Prahran Market stall, ca. 1955.  This was the Byrne family's vegetable stall at Prahran Market. The family had stalls 188 and 189, paying £ 5/4/8 rent per week in August 1964. Prior to this, James Byrne ran a second hand shop at the market selling "furniture, tools, guns etc" [from docket]. This was stall 224, fronting Market Street and open daily.

James Byrne at Prahran Market stall, ca. 1955. This was the Byrne family's vegetable stall at Prahran Market. The family had stalls 188 and 189, paying £ 5/4/8 rent per week in August 1964. Prior to this, James Byrne ran a second hand shop at the market selling "furniture, tools, guns etc" [from docket]. This was stall 224, fronting Market Street and open daily.

Mary Mow at Prahran Market, selling beans at Prahran Market. Mary is the daughter of Mr Daniel Wong Mow, a Canonese dentist who migrated to Melbourne and practised in Lonsdale Street. Prahran Council is said to have asked him in the early 1890s to encourage Chinese friends to set up produce stalls at Prahran Market. Daniel married an Australian woman and had 8 children - 4 boys and 4 girls. The Mow market stall in 1998 is a third generation stall, specialising in potatoes.

Mary Mow at Prahran Market, selling beans at Prahran Market. Mary is the daughter of Mr Daniel Wong Mow, a Canonese dentist who migrated to Melbourne and practised in Lonsdale Street. Prahran Council is said to have asked him in the early 1890s to encourage Chinese friends to set up produce stalls at Prahran Market. Daniel married an Australian woman and had 8 children - 4 boys and 4 girls. The Mow market stall in 1998 is a third generation stall, specialising in potatoes.

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