1991 0047


Attilio Coro, Miners Store Transport In 1960, Beppi and Attilio Coro decided to go bush and try their luck at opal mining in Coober Pedy. They were lucky and found opal at 8 Mile, enough to buy the Opal Store, a combined general store, petrol station and post office. This store, comprising two buildings, specialised in a line of indestructible groceries tinned milk, tinned fruit, tinned veg, tinned meat, tinned fish, potatoes, onions, tea, sugar, etc brought by truck from the train at Kingoonya. When the Coro brothers took over, they extended the store and rebuilt the rickety veranda, installed refrigeration [...]