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"The Busy Bee."
George Abraham 1896
George Abraham, Sharp Street, Cooma, conducts. a first-class Fruit Mart and Refreshment Rooms, known as "The Busy Bee." Mr. Abraham first started business about thirty years ago where Asprey and Co.'s motor business now stands. Eighteen months later he removed opposite to present premises, the most modern shop of its' kind in Cooma. He possesses a most up-to-date soda fountain and manufactures delicious ice-cream. (per electric plant), which is recognised to be equal to the best obtainable. He carries, large stocks of high-class confectionery and chocolates manufactured by the leading makers, such as Nestle's, Pasqual's, Cadbury's, MacRobertson's, etc. The choicest fruits, in season are always obtainable at "The Busy Bee" Sundae Shop and Fruit Mart.
From "BACK TO COOMA" Celebrations, Felix Mitchell 1926, Page 125 - Transcribed by Pattrick Mould June 2003