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Filling Up Fyshwick

May 02, 2022 by Antone Boustani

Fyshwick is a retail and light industry suburb of Canberra and is located east of the South Canberra district. At the 2016 census, Fyshwick had a population of 56 people.

It has many motor vehicle dealers, stores selling home furnishings and hardware, and stores that sell goods wholesale. There are also some fast-food outlets.

It was named after Sir Philip Fysh, a Tasmanian politician who assisted in bringing about Australia's Federation. The suffix "wick", from Old English, means "dwelling place" – and, by extension, "village" or "district". Its streets are named after Australia's industrial towns and regions – for example, Mount Isa is represented by Isa Street and Townsville is represented by Townsville Street.

The only railway line into Canberra runs through the middle of Fyshwick dividing the area into halves. Ipswich and Newcastle Streets as well as the Monaro Highway cross the railway line uniting both halves of Fyshwick.
The Fyshwick sewage treatment works was built in 1967 to treat waste water that could not easily be pumped to the other side of Canberra. It is now used to treat industrial waste water, which is then used to water the Duntroon grounds and golf course.

Fyshwick is also known for its pre-2009 sale of fireworks. This was the basis of a joke about the suburb in the 2017 We Love Our Lamb advertisement.

History
One noteworthy portion of Fyshwick, located between the railway line and Canberra Avenue, was built as an internment camp during early 1918. It was known as the Molonglo Internment Camp, although it was also referred to as a concentration camp. The site was intended to accommodate 3,500 German and Austrian nationals being expelled from China, however once the camp had been established in May 1918 these internees were no longer destined for Molonglo. Instead, the camp housed 150 internees transferred from the Bourke Camp in New South Wales. The camp was closed in late 1919 after the internees were deported to Germany. Most of the camp's buildings were sold off, with the remaining buildings being converted to house construction workers, some of whom were unemployed returned servicemen. It was then called Molonglo Settlement.] Gradually the camp buildings were moved to other camp sites around Canberra and the roads used to service the camp became the first streets of Fyshwick.

The internment camp's hospital at what is now Tennant Street became the Molonglo Public School. This school closed in 1942 and then became a naval auxiliary wireless station. This operated until 1946. The station consisted of one wooden T shaped building and a fibro mess hall. This station operated the receivers for the strategic fixed radio links to Australia for Whitehall, Halifax and Bombay Fort. During this period 14 WRANS operated the equipment. Marion Stevens was a Petty Officer in charge of the station from 1943 to 1946. She was notable as the only woman in charge of a transmitting station.

The station was part of the Harman radio network, as was connected via a landline to the main Harman site. Equipment at the Molonglo station included teleprinters for use when reception was good. During poorer radio propagation periods morse code radiotelegraphy had to be used.

After the war the Molonglo station became a dog training school. In the early 1980s the buildings were demolished
 
Kennards Self Storage

Kennards Self Storage Canberra centre is conveniently located in Fyshwick and only 9kms from the Canberra Centre, Just over 5kms from Canberra Airport. Serving customers in and around Queanbeyan, Hume, Kambah, Deakin, Canberra and more, all with the convenience of 24/7 access.

The Storage centre has some of the best value traditional lock up storage spaces in a range of sizes, with climate controlled personal Wine Storage cellars available and Mini Warehouses, ranging in size from 30 to 150 square metres.

 Each storage unit is located at ground level giving customers quick and easy access.

The Canberra centre offers the latest in security and surveillance technology with key features and the latest generation 4k CCTV surveillance, individually alarmed storage units and free Wi-Fi for its customers.

Kennards have recently acquired the next-door property to enable expansion of the centre, due to the growing demand from Canberra residents. The first stage is to expand the amount of Enterprise Spaces at Fyshwick and later concentrate on adding more variety of spaces. Scheduled for completion in May the expansion will bring 150 new spaces equalling over 1000 Square metres of new space.

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When you do a Google search for packing boxes you find that a lot of people out there are looking for information for the humble box. We all know that a box has 4 walls a top and a bottom but that’s not all there is to it. You tend not to need to know about boxes until you need boxes.

Your search begins online and you end up at a place that sells boxes. It is easy to find yourself in a long aisle looking at boxes and bubble wrap and realising they all look the same. You can wait and hope that someone will walk by that can help you choose. When no one turns up you buy what you think is the correct box and you end up with the wrong box sometimes.

You then have to go back to the place you bought them, wait in a long line to get a refund or store credit.
It does not have to be this way. Instead of going to a place that sells packing boxes as well as 500 other types of hardware or software you can go to a place that specialises in packing items.

Kennards Self Storage is such a place. Kennards Storage team members are trained to be box specialists. Our knowledge and just as importantly experience with boxes and packing boxes is unmatched. Kennards Self Storage also offers Storage spaces for rent. This means we actually know what boxes are used for and where they end up. We care that you buy the correct item because we know the end game. Even better we buy back boxes weather they are used or new. Try doing that somewhere else and see the look on their faces. You can buy a box from Anton at Gladesville and move to Newstead in Queensland and return the box to David at our centre there and he will buy it back off you if it’s still in decent condition, and that is if the box is used. If it’s unused David will refund you the same amount you spent in Gladesville.

Our team are passionate about all our customers that need storage or packaging items. You will walk in or call the centre and someone will actually talk to you and give you the time to help you with your questions, we will also make recommendations. Different items go into different boxes. Our team members will help you with this.
Our team members will also provide assistance in loading the cardboard boxes into your vehicle. No waiting, No fuss and no bad decisions. If you buy more than you need, we refund. We have even helped customers to make the boxes easy to carry if you are catching a bus.

Kennards Self Storage is one of the remaining places that takes pride in personal Customer Service. We stand by this, see what other have to say and look at our Google Reviews. We want and appreciate your business so we want to help you get what you need.

Kennards Self Storage boxes will get the job done. Our expertise means you will have the knowledge to buy the correct box. Packing some glass, we will show you the Crockery Box. Packing some files we will show you the Archive Box. We have over 20 options. Need to buy some cost effective boxes we will show you our used boxes. Our boxes are that durable that we think they can be used multiple times, so much so that we will do a buy back of boxes when bought new.
 
Business Storage

Kennards Self Storage has your business storage covered with:

• Contactless operation
• Cost-saving benefits – only pay for the time you need.
• Variety of sizes from lockers to mini warehouses with 24 hour access
• No lock-in contracts
• Complimentary moving equipment onsite (including walk-behind forklifts)
• All unused rent credited back on vacate.


It is not uncommon for a business to call and request additional space for a few weeks as they work through a new campaign, promotion or project. Once they have finished all unused rent is credited back.

In tough times large decentralised businesses are realising the value of an old adage. “Don’t pay office rents for storage”. Appreciating the value of leasing smaller retail or office spaces or not having one at all is proving far more advantageous with the cost efficiencies that are self storage. This has allowed them to keep things moving which has seen many businesses continue to operate safely and securely.

The nature of our business means we can run a contactless operation. Our customers lock the unit and keep the key.

Whether your business needs one storage unit, would like to decentralise or reduce storage suppliers, Kennards Self Storage has a range of products and services to use to help your business.

Wine Storage

Here at Fyshwick, we offer wine cellaring for all your needs business or pleasure. We have one of the best wine cellars in Sydney. Kennards Self Storage Fyshwick understands the best way preserve wine and the best temp for wine fridges.

We currently accommodate many businesses such as bottle shops, spirit companies and as well as winetasters. For any business-related meetings, we have private office for you to use free of charge and to make easier to transport your wine we have van to rent on hourly rate.

Our services are there to make it as easy as possible to store your wine. Soon as you drive in our undercover parking, we have trolleys waiting for you to use to take your wine to your unit. Before entering you use personal 6-digit pin code to enter wine cellar, which is temperature and humid controlled, for your piece of mind there are indicators for this. We also offer extended hours for wine customer to go to their storage as you never know when you need a bottle of wine.

Kennards Self Storage has easy access individual storage spaces that are accessible 24 hours a day and there are over 90 centres in Australia and New Zealand, so there is one close to you!!

Log on to www.kss.com.au and you will easily find your local Kennards Self Storage.


You will also find moving boxes and storage unit prices. There are a lot of cheap storage solutions out there but ask yourself are you getting bang for your buck.

Kennards Self Storage has alarmed spaces. Back to base CCTV Monitoring and no lock in leases,
Kennards Storage prices are fair and transparent. The website has prices easily viewed for every type of size needed. Prices are simply affected by supply and demand. Renting one is as easy as clicking the keyboard a couple of times. We will even cover your insurance for the first month to the value of $30,000. Sydney Storage prices start at $30 per month for a 1 metre by 1 metre locker. We can even rent you some storage shelves for your storage unit to help you maximise the use of your space!

Kennards Self Storage, the People who Care.

Antone Boustani

Antone joined the Kennards Self Storage in 2012 as a Team Support Manager. Progressing to the roles of NSW Rostering Co-ordinator and Waterloo Centre manager led to the position of NSW Operations Manager in 2019. Antone has gained leadership skills at previous roles as a Manager at KFC and Decorug and did run his own business a Deli / Fruit shop called Naremburn Natural. He loves that we are the people that care and how that is achieved through procedures that enable our teams to offer great customer service. He is invested in improving himself and the team around him and believes that doing what you love is the key. Outside work Antone loves travelling overseas as much as getting on the open road and you can find him watching any type of sport but especially cricket.

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