The Suttons Beach Billy Goat Man

Updated: Oct 8

The Billy Goat Man was a gentleman by the name of Mr Curtis, who offered rides to children in a gig drawn by a goat on Suttons Beach in the 1930s-40s

The rides would cost one shilling each (10 cents). He also offered to take photographs for another shilling, and would then develop them on the spot while you waited – usually taking about 15 minutes

Photo Harold Meares - from the Moreton Bay Library collection RLPC-000\000740

Mr Curtis lived at the corner of Dover Road and Chatham Street Margate



Photos: Jan Sage

1936 Suttons Beach





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