State Library of NSW
Anthony Hordern and Sons: Interiors of department store, offices, and Royal Easter Show displays, 1905-1938ca. 1905-1938Anthony Hordern's employed over 4000 staff in their stores and factories. Although their work environment may seem primitive, employees were well treated. From the 1920's, staff amenities included rest rooms, a reading room, concert hall, library, dining rooms, kitchen, shooting gallery, retiring rooms, lockers rooms, showers, medical facilities and a classroom. The company even provided a sports ground dedicated to staff use with tennis courts, cricket pitches, hockey and football grounds.