‘The Store’ Windows- Moon landing’s 50th Anniversary

‘Moon Landing’ inspired display – The Store, Newcastle West. NSW. 1969

To celebrate Apollo 11 Moon landing’s 50th Anniversary we are sharing photographs of ‘The Store’ display windows inspired by the landing and designed by Terry Stanmore.

Newcastle knows how to celebrate in style! These photos are taken from the 1969 lunar-inspired Spring Fashion Opening at the Newcastle and Suburban Co-operative Society Ltd, known locally as ‘The Store.’

The Store was known for its extravagant window displays created by Display Manager Terry Stanmore who worked there during the 1960 and 70s. Terry Stanmore kindly provided his photographic collection to be digitised, and the images below are from his personal collection. Other images from his collection will be available shortly at livinghistories@uon and are part of ‘The Store Oral History Project.

Sadly on 25 March 2021 Terry Stanmore passed away, the following short video featuring Terry talking about his creative pursuits and career as a display manager was shown at his funeral.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF Terry “Tezza” Stanmore 

1940 – 2021

“A gentle nature, a heart of gold. These are the memories we hold.”

We think this display is a wonderful tribute as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Terry Stanmore - Window Display Manager at The store, Newcastle West, NSW. 1970s
Terry Stanmore – Window Display Manager at The store, Newcastle West, NSW. 1970s



We sincerely thank Terry Stanmore for allowing Cultural Collections and the GLAMˣ Lab at the University of Newcastle to digitise his historic photographic collection and share with the wider community. These photographs form part of The Store Oral History Project.

The Store Oral History project will be launched soon and is sponsored by Doma Group, and managed by Artefact Heritage (artefact.net.au), with GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab at the University of Newcastle Library (livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au) and the Vera Deacon Regional History Fund (uoncc.wordpress.com/vera-deacon-fund), and supported by Newcastle Region Library (newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Library/Home).

You are welcome to use the images for study and personal research purposes. Please acknowledge as Courtesy of the “Terry Stanmore Collection, University of Newcastle (Australia)” For commercial requests you must obtain permission by contacting Cultural Collections archives@newcastle.edu.au

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