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Secrets Out! Park And Fly at Kennards Self Storage Adelaide.

Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, parking your vehicle at the airport can quickly add up to your travel costs. Especially if you are going away on holidays, the extra savings in paying for parking results in extra spending money $$$.

Traditionally when you think of parking and travelling, it’s that hold your breath moment of “How much am I going to pay when leaving my car at the airport” Well many users have discovered another parking alternatively not traditionally considered….and that’s leaving your car at Kennards Self Storage Adelaide Airport, located on 2 Fred Custance Street, Adelaide Airport SA 5950.

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Making History In Thomastown!

The suburb of Thomastown came into existence in 1848 when the Thomas family purchased 106 acres of land north of Melbourne for market gardening. The area quickly became a popular settlement area for German settlers attracting farmers, horse-racing breeders, and milk production. Because of the popularity of the region close to Melbourne’s north, it wasn’t long before residential development began at Thomastown with the arrival of Italian, Macedonians and Greek immigrants after the Second World War – a cultural background of the region which still exist today.

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Self Storage Now An Option For Hawthorn


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The suburb of Hawthorn has been a municipality of Melbourne since 1860 and a City since 1890. From 1843 land sales were first conducted out of a newly established township of Hawthorn. Public transport played a significant role in developing the Hawthorn region from a dormitory suburb during the 1880’s, to it’s now significant status in the Melbourne community. However, it has taken until 2017 to establish a Hawthorn storage HUB in this ever expanding landscape of Melbourne. With the establishment of Kennards Self Storage at 453 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, the local Hawthorn, Camberwell, Canterbury, Kew, Burwood & South Yarra community’s will experience a significant new chapter in the historical landscape of Hawthorn.

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History In The Making – Southbank, Docklands And Kennards Self Storage Port Melbourne

History is the creation of man’s need to understand and learn from past occurrences and is often quoted in the justification of many actions and events today. As we are urged to learn its lessons for the future, Man is also anxious about how history will be remembered.

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But what do we actually mean by history?

“It is the events of the past and the telling of the stories of such events, a fact with an element of fiction”.

In Melbourne’s short history, we have learn about the development of our City and integral leisure and new housing regions that have been developed as a result of history such as the Southbank and Docklands precincts. Until the 1880’s ships anchored in Hobsons Bay near Williamstown and then made their way up the Yarra River to Victoria Dock where goods were stored in large warehouses. Since the introduction of container shipping the area become desolate until the revamp with housing in the early 70’s. Personal storage areas again became prevalent after both these precincts began developing from 1975.

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The Gun Storage Empire Strikes Forward

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Empires and reputations have been built on humanity’s need to expand to new horizons. In history the Chinese dynasty, Roman Empire of Europe, Africa & Asia, Japan’s Yamato dynasty, and Russia’s Romanov Hierarchy have seen great expansions over time and have been the forefront of establishing realms. The more formal and current usage of the term ‘empire’ can be used to refer to a large scale business enterprise typically formed from diverse ethic, national, and cultural components.

Along with reputation, Kennards Gun Storage and its branding has also been instrumental in developing a national empire. Kennards Gun Storage in Adelaide, Melbourne and in the Sydney markets has and still is evolving over many years due to Kennards ever increasing gun storage expansion ideas.

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A tale of Transport Storage

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Over many Centuries mankind has developed many ways to improve modes of transport from birdmen, hydrogen balloons, animal transport, vehicular and rail, water craft to spaceflight.

The first form of transport was Man himself. People eventually learnt to use animals to assist with their transport needs. With humanity’s desire to constantly invent new ideas, the creation of the wheel transformed transport needs around 3500 BC, The Egyptians then invented the sail boat from 3100 BC changing water transport, Romans famously built road network systems for their empire to transport cargo and armies, changing road transport.

The history of the goods movement during the 20th and 21st Century’s improved greatly with the implementation of the steam train, monorail, cars, trams, and ultimately opening up new World frontiers with spaceflight.

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Looking for a unit, locker, cage or warehouse?

Kennards Self Storage 3x6StorageUnit3You might be right in thinking that the definition of a space is a unit, locker, cage or even a warehouse area, and you will find various definitions of what constitutes the meaning of a space in a standard Oxford English or Webster’s dictionary.

A unit is defined as an individual thing, or person forming an individual component of any larger or more complex compartment whereas a locker is a cupboard or compartment, a cage being a box or enclosure having openwork for confining or carrying any animal or prisoners, and a warehouse seen as a large building to store or distribute goods for sale.

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Location, Location, Location…

picture by:highlight-app-takes-automatic-location-based-sharing-to-the-next-level-2e1c09d8e7Location is one of the most sensitive elements in everyone’s life.

In personal and business experiences what is important to us all is location. A location can be a site, position or situation, where we go in the evening, holidays, travel for business, our work base or even our family establishment areas. Location does not just relate to ourselves and the people we place around us but can also relate to where we place our stored personal and valuable possessions.

Kennards Self Storage situated in the CBD area of Melbourne has four such ‘location’ storage sites either in or surrounding the Melbourne CBD area. Our Kennards Storage units in North Melbourne are the ideal location to Melbourne’s CBD for storage but what is equally important is the ability to store your personal or business possessions close to your centralised location. Three other storage facilities located to Melbourne’s CBD area are Flemington, Port Melbourne & Abbotsford – ‘location, location, location!’

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No Room to Swing a Cat


Through history the English language has seen the evolvement of different phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions with many of these intriguing phrases involving animals. One of these animals is the Cat. Phrases such as The Cat burglar, to skin a Cat, curiosity killed the Cat, has the Cat got your tongue, and it’s raining Cats & Dogs are just some of those idioms.

An even more intriguing Cat phrase is the origins of ‘room to swing a Cat’.

This British Navy phrase dates from the 17th Century ‘They had enough space to swing a Cat in’, and is a saying that derives from uncertainly surrounding the origins of the term ‘cat o’nine lives’ when punishment to sailors was given.

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Kennards Self Storage Klemzig Opening February 2013

Storage is about to become even easier in the north-east suburbs of Adelaide with the opening of Kennards Self Storage newest storage Centre in Klemzig.

Kennards Self Storage is proudly the largest Australian owned company and will now be servicing the Adelaide community based suburbs of Holden Hill, Kilburn, Modbury North, Newtown, Pooraka, Walkerville and of course Klemzig. With an expected opening for trading and business of Friday, 8th February 2013, the Klemzig site with over 800 undercover storage units when fully completed will also boast open vehicle spaces to rent.

Our customer care is the fabric that binds our entire Kennards Team. You will also notice the commitment and care in our extremely clean and well maintained properties. Our Team at Klemzig in Rob & Owen are Kennards people who make the difference. We care about our centres and we care about our customers experience. The Klemzig Storage Centre will offer new customers state-of-the-art storage features and benefits in the north area of Adelaide.

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