Wednesday, 22 October 2014

1969: Arrival of Kmart in Sydney

Normally, we would have an entry on Monday, but for this week have decided to post on Wednesday as today is 45 years to the day since Kmart began operations in Sydney with their first store at Blacktown. The opening came just six months after their first store was opened at Burwood East in Melbourne. Unlike today, you could also do your grocery shopping there.

Kmart AD 1968

Source: Kmart. 1969. "Kmart Opening Advertisement". The Sun Herald, October 19, 28.

The original building is still standing and pulling in the crowds.


Photo taken by the Author.