The Brisbane Servants' Home, 166 Ann Street, Brisbane, was established by Lady Bowen and a group of private citizens in 1865 (including Mary Ann Douglas, wife of Legislative Assembly member John Douglas). It provided a home for single adult females who had migrated to Queensland and were awaiting employment as domestic servants. The building was purchased by the Brisbane School of Arts in 1873.
On Wednesday 25 November 1863, a group of Brisbane citizens met with the purpose of establishing a Servants' Home in Brisbane. The proposal, to form a home where domestic servants could reside in between positions, was passed. A set of rules for the home were adopted and a Ladies' Committee and Gentlemen's Committee were elected to administer the Brisbane Servants' Home.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Brisbane Servants' Home', Courier, 18 December 1863, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3167511.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 27 August 2012, Last modified: 5 November 2014