Brisbane Cash and Carry Retail Store

Brisbane Cash and Carry Retail Store

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.84

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: High Street, Toowong

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48561111,152.99111111

Time Link: 1953

Map Link: 1954

Image Time Point: 1954

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Brisbane Cash & Carry began with its first store in George Street in 1923, another was opposite the Customs House in Queen Street and a third in the popular shopping centre of Fortitude Valley. On the 7th November, 1953, BCC Store Pty Ltd purchased a large block of land in High Street, Toowong, where a new branch of BCC was opened. William Land, butchers of Toowong provided meat to BCC. Kevin Cocks, son of Leslie Cocks whose family had operated Cocks grocery store across the road in Sherwood Road, attributes the closure of the 2-generation Cocks family-run business to the arrival of BCC in the Toowong shopping precinct. By 1965 the Cocks Family business had closed. BCC continued to trade here until early 1967.


Toowong District History Group Inc.; Webpage at extracted 2018.04.18.

Image Citations

Brisbane Cash and Carry Food Fair self-service grocery store, High Street, Toowong ca. 1965-70. Photograph courtesy of Colin Whittingham. Toowong and District Historical Society Inc.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2058 Moreton District Maps – A Series. 6 miles to the inch. Moreton District. 6 miles to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 634907