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And to our way of thinking, IT IS COLD OUTSIDE!  We think warm beanies and thick gloves for this rugged up weather and candles for lighting the evening dark. Where would we look for all these necessities of winter months? The Home Store, of course . . .


189-197 George Street   Open daily
02 4577 7747

On the corner of The Mall and Fitzgerald, you'll find this icon of Windsor. Owner, Tass Karozis stocks it all. Everything you need to get through these cold days.  Winter may be with us for more long nights so stock up now. 


However, Tass also thinks about the coming seasons.

We lack shopping skills so The Home Store at the corner of Fitzgerald and George streets takes the pressure off. Here we find 'everything' - it is the ultimate variety store, an 'Emporium of Riches'! We have wandered for hours in room after room chock-a-block from floor to ceiling with…well, everything!


Think kitchen, think home accessories, furniture and mirrors. A wedding or anniversary coming up? At The Home Store, you'll find invitations, stationery and table decorations. . .


Need sewing items or hardware for a DIY project? Need arts and crafts items to keep kids entertained during school holidays? Or, dress-up costumes for a party. If you can't find an item, call on the staff. They seem to know every nook and cranny and the location of those everyday items.


Proprietor Tass Karozis tells us that many locals still refer to the store by its name from many years ago, The Base. Typical of country towns - the former name and its reputation is fused in local memory.



Bicentennial Dedication & Commemoration: World Heritage Site Female Factory 


Celebrating the women and children of the Female Factory, Parramatta

History, Her Story, Our Story is a dedication, commemoration and celebration of the Parramatta Female Factory Women and the bicentennial of the laying of the first stone of the factory, by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. 

Events include: dedication and reflection, commemoration of the lives of the female factory women and celebration of their contributions to Australian history and our lives in contemporary Australia. It will be an historic event! The dedication ceremony will be led by Professor the Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO. This will also include a number of speakers including patrons Tom and Meg Keneally and female factory descendants of the women and staff.

You are invited to bring along a posie or short message to include as part of the ceremony after the commemorative wall is unveiled.


The Bicentennial Dedication is the key event in this suite of events held at 1:00pm, 7th of July 2018.

From 10am to 3:30pm the day includes:

  • Herstory displays & storytelling

  • Talks program including Tom and Meg Keneally, Babette Smith, Heather Garnsey, Carol Liston, Gail Davis and Patrick Dodd (limited numbers)

  • Colonial crafts & trade tables

  • Archaeology displays

  • Historical re-enactments

  • Factory stories shared

  • Traditional Irish and Scottish music,

  • Family activities