Location: Ruby Abraham Draper

725 Stanley Street Woolloongabba


Duration Of Location:
75 years

End Date Of Location:


Ruby Abraham opened her drapery store in Stanley Street in about 1930. When Ruby married in 1946, her husband, Les Richards, joined the business and its became Richards drapery. The store was  well-located because at that time:

Woolloongabba was like…the city…It was a hub. It was a really…busy hub. It had the trams…it had the train…it was very busy…It was very multicultural. My memory as a little boy was mainly of course…the Russian population at the Gabba…there’s the church there, the Russian Orthodox Church just up the road from our shop. 


Analle Richards, Margaret Mary Henry, Catherine Riley and Marie Joseph, interview with Rosa Monsour, Brisbane, 2009, ALHS Collection.

Joseph Richards, interview with Bernadette Malouf, Brisbane, 2019.

Queensland Post Office Directories to 1949.

Truth (Brisbane), 9 June 1946, p. 36, viewed 26 April 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203120820.