Stars under the Southern Cross: The untold stories of Queensland family businesses
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This book, a Centenary of Federation celebration project, contains many Queensland family business stories that had been forgotten for one reason or another. Stories of hardship, of sadness, of joy and of success, as well as some failures. There are stories of families and businesses that have gone on to become household names both in Australia and overseas. The stories come from all regions of Queensland and all industries are represented, such is the scope of the family business community.
Stories from Queensland’s family businesses could fill many books like this one. There are many more families who have contributed to the social and economic fabric of Queensland that are not mentioned in this collection of 87 stories. Family businesses have been and will continue to be the backbone of the State, and this is a snapshot is small subset of these firms.