Twenty-Nine Murray Street

Donated by Suzanne Gardiner (nee Crowe) and Michael P. Sullivan O.A.M

In 1948, two Brisbane sisters, Mrs Rita McLean and Mrs Vera Crowe, acted on an inspiration to establish a wedding reception and function venue. It was the first of its kind in Queensland.

It became known as "Twenty-Nine Murray Street" and was located at Wilston in Brisbane.

The two sisters were later joined by their brothers Keith and Douglas Sullivan who became partners in what was a very successful business with 21 years of family involvement before being sold to Richard and Naomi Magnus in 1969.

All the crockery and glassware were embossed with the "Twenty-Nine Murray Street" logo as it appears on this cup and saucer.

Generations of Queenslanders have fond memories of celebrating weddings, 21st birthdays, debutante balls, school functions or anniversaries at this former iconic Brisbane landmark.