About Us

Neville and Debbie with their children Jenna and Matthew

Our Story

The Depot has grown around the historic vehicle and memorabilia collections of Neville and Debbie Purtill and the Purtill family.

The Purtill family has operated businesses in the Deniliquin region for three generations. Keith and Pat Purtill started the business in the 1950s and, along with their sons and extended family, built it into a valued part of the local business community.

This is a collection of vehicles that we love, that we’ve named and that tell a story. Our dream was to take the collection out of dusty sheds and create an ever-evolving space where history can be experienced and enjoyed. 

We are proud to share this space with the community of Deniliquin and are grateful to the local businesses, trades people, historians, community groups, volunteers and staff who contributed to making our dream a reality. 

Throughout The Depot we invite you to reminisce on and discover new stories of life at home and on the road.