Webster's Bakery

Webster's Bakery

Stage Number: MBSH.02.01.05

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Dutton Park-South Woolloongabba-Buranda

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 151 Annerley Road

Latitude & Longitude: -27.4935,153.02886111

Time Link: 1888

Map Link: 1889

Image Time Point: 1889

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Bakeries were an important part of this local area for many years. David Webster owned one of the earliest, a cake and biscuit factory that opened here in 1888. His grand house, named ‘Beulah’, was on the corner of Gladstone and James Street. Webster was born in Ipswich, Queensland, in 1864, and after learning the bakery business he traded as a master baker in Brisbane for 54 years before his death in 1937. His thriving business was able to support and service a number of his own tea rooms in the city. The bakery remained open for decades after he died, and the company was eventually bought by Weston’s. Today only the remnant of one bakery wall remains, and the site was recently developed for new housing.


The Truth, 11 July 1937; Telegraph, 3 July 1937; Queensland Post Office Directory 1888, p.22.

Image Citations

David Webster’s Bakery at Dutton Park, Brisbane, ca. 1890-1900. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Record number. 53448.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 8 chains to the inch. Plan of the City of Brisbane and suburbs according to the original Crown Grants. 8 chains to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane.. 634511