Hi name, His values, His story - Page 22

MOVING THE FAMILY TO BRISBANE Then came the move to Brisbane. What a major and momentous decision at 46 years old. To start again in an unknown and much larger market - how big Brisbane must have seemed! Family lore has it that the move to Brisbane was for the education of his children. Perhaps it was his restlessness and a need for a bigger challenge. Ray set up the business in the Colonial Mutual building in Brisbane’s main street, next to the General Post Office. Such was the location of the building that General MacArthur commandeered it as his headquarters during World War II. He always claimed this location, next to the city’s most important establishment, the GPO, gave the business great recognition. 18