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Four Generations of J.O. Berkefeld

At J.O. Berkefeld we take great pride in the history of our business and acknowledge the hard work of the generations of Berkefeld before us which have enabled us to remain the business we are today. 

Below you will find a small archive of photos and newspaper clippings, visually detailing the rich history of our family business. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. 

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J.O. Berkefeld

This photo was taken in 1942 and shows the original J.O. Berkefeld building and premises at 11 Helen Street.

The building on the left is the Helen Street business location, which has since been demolished and replaced by the current Centro car parking space.

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J.O. Berkefeld

A regular advertisement from the Border Watch, this one specifically on Saturday March 29, 1947. 

Another advertisement from the Border Watch from Tuesday May 9th, 1950. 

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J.O. Berkefeld

Arthur Berkefeld participating in the Rotary Club of Mount Gambier's Potato Project in October 1980

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Pictured on the right is 82 year old Julius Otto Berkefeld in 1968 from whom the business was founded by and named for.

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An article from The Border Watch advertising their relocation to Heriot Street in 1985.

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receipt detailing original produce the business sold. This, along with others can be found in the Les Hill History Room at the Mount Gambier Library.

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In a similar vein to the previous article, this is a notice to all J.O. Berkefeld suppliers of the businesses relocation.

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To the left is a copy of the original purchases ledger from 1933. Similar ledgers from later years (approximately 1950-1970) can be found at our in-store history display.

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