Famous Business: Brown and Broad, Newstead

Saturday, 28 May 2022 —— Enjoy the talk here.

On Breakfast Creek Rd near the gasometer once stood the venerable business of Brown and Broad, Newstead Homes (est. 1898). 

One of its founders was George Brown, a self-made businessman who was a pioneer of the Queensland timber industry. To tell us all about George and the business at the Society’s meeting in May will be George’s great-grandson, Boyd Brown.

The firm enabled Queenslanders to buy a ‘Queenslander kit home’, complete with a book of instructions — which began: “First peg out on the ground the positions of the corner stumps of the proposed building, as shown on the working drawing…”

Come and enjoy Boyd’s address at the meeting to be held at the Uniting Church Centre, 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm, at 2.30pm on Saturday, 28 May. A sumptuous afternoon tea will follow. $10 (members $5). All are welcome.

Enjoy the talk here.

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