Home of George Marchant ('Montrose')

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.41

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Corner Swann Road and Whitmore Street, Taringa

Latitude & Longitude: -27.49761111,152.98594444

Time Link: 1901

Map Link: 1904

Image Time Point: 1904

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George Marchant was a ‘socialist’ owner of a soft drink factory in Spring Hills. George and wife, Mary Jane Dwyer, had the property from 1900 until Mrs Marchant died in 1925. Marchant lived until 1944 but he donated the land to the Returned Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Imperial League of Australia. Marchant was a Swedenborgian and had socialist principles such as a scheme of profit sharing for his workers, and paid his female employees more than the average wage in the food industry of the day.


Taringa History Group. 2 December 2017

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 4 chains to the inch. Brisbane and suburbs. Sheet 1. 4 chains to the inch. Brisbane, Survey Office. 634532