The Centrepoint Shopping Mall in Leeton in rural New South Wales has an interesting history. It has only been a shopping arcade from the 1970s. Prior to that it was a the premises of S Richards & Co and goes back to before the Art Deco period. In 1936, local architect G W A Welch designed a new building to be built over the existing building without requiring the business to close. T J Ashton, a local builder, was charged with completing the works.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.