Oxlade Brothers: The Making Of A Family Business

Talk given to the Society by Bryan Oxlade on 25 Sept 2010

THE Oxlade brothers can claim descent from a very old English family dating back to Nicholas Oxlade who lived in Radnage, Buckinghamshire (England), before 1476. George Oxlade, grandfather of Bryan Oxlade of Oxlade Brothers, was born in 1848. George emigrated in August […]


Story Bridge

This article draws on the excellent history by Michael Moy, Story Bridge: Idea to Icon, as well as articles and information.

This fine structure is an icon for many New Farm residents as well as Brisbane and Queensland people. In 1926 the new Brisbane City Council recommended the building of a bridge linking Kangaroo Point […]


Ed Rosenstengel – Cabinet Maker

When one thinks of fine furniture, the names of Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton spring to mind, but prewar New Farm had its own fine cabinet maker in Ed Rosenstengel, whose factory was at 524 Brunswick Street.

Edmund Rosenstengel, born of German immigrant parents in Toowoomba in 1887, travelled the world to hone his skill in cabinet […]