12
October
2018
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23:00
Australia/Melbourne

Flashback: Man's best friend back in the 1940s and 1950s

From little pomeranians to big dalmatians, dogs were a big part of Wodonga residents’ lives back in the 1940s and 1950s.

Of course, there were many sheepdogs back in the day but as we delved into old council records, it would appear there were just as many other breeds keeping residents company.

Some residents even had more than one dog as a pet, paying five shillings per four-legged friend as part of the dog registration fees between 1945 and 1957.

Council's Information Management Officer Julie Murray said some familiar surnames pop up in the book including Richardson, Lawrence, Mulqueeney, and Lloyd.

"It's interesting to see all the different breeds that residents had back in the day - cocker spaniels, pomeranians, dalmatians, fox terriers, greyhounds, and, of course, many sheepdogs," she said.

"Some families even had up to three dogs."