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Oxlades Company History

1863
George Oxlade arrived from England and moved to Toowoomba.

1877
Moved to Brisbane and employed as a Signwriter.

1894
William C Oxlade joined his father's business as an apprentice in Signwriting and Decorating.

1900
G. Oxlade & Son was formed after finishing his apprenticeship.

1910
George Oxlade died leaving 9 children, the 4 eldest sons, William, George C., Allen and Matt, formed Oxlade Bros Pty Ltd., Painters, Decorators and Signwriters.

1913
Moved into 526 Queen St., Petrie Bight and expanded into other related fields such as glass gilding, silvering, embossing, bevelling, glazing, leadlights and paper hanging as well as suppling material for the signwriters and artists.

1920
Demolished a shop and rebuilt the 3 floored shop at 136 Wickham St. Fortitude Valley which still stands today, moving in on the 18th of February 1922.

1936
William C Oxlade, took over after the death of George C. Oxlade.

1938
Bryan E Oxlade, son of Stephen joined the firm at age 13.

1948
Stephen E Oxlade, took over after the death of Wiiliam C Oxlade

1961
Bryan E Oxlade takes over after the death of his father, Stephen.

1967
Oxlades School Art Supplies commenced.

1978
Kay Carroll nee Oxlade, daughter of Bryan, joined the firm as bookkeeper and administrator.

1991
Paul E Oxlade, son of Bryan joined the firm as the fourth generation Oxlade in the family business.

Paul and Bryan

1994
Celebrated our 100th year in business.

2007
Moved bulk warehouse and office to larger premises at 24 Miller Street, Murarrie including School and Wholesale supplies.