Location: Asmar Pty Limited

Asmar Pty Limited

Location Type:
Clothing Factory

26 Drake Street, Hill End

-27.486697, 153.002540

Start Date:

Duration Of Location:
19 years

End Date Of Location:


In the late 1950s, the Asmar clothing factory moved from Hardgrave Road to 26 Drake Street West End. Keeping up with the times, it was decided to produce a ‘less expensive line of clothing’. While family members did the designing, cutting and managed the business, the factory also provided employment for at least twenty machinists. Selling to retailers all over Australia, this family enterprise lasted for about 56 years.


Bill Asmar, Conversation with Anne Monsour, 1998.
Maree Joseph and Helen Mahoney, interview with Anne Monsour, Brisbane, 2019.

Businesses at this location

  • Type of Business: Frock & costume manufacturers
    Duration of Business: 56 Years