Ephraim Stronell, Homœopathic Druggist

  • Date Established:
    1862
  • State:
    Queensland
  • Suburb/Town:
    Brisbane

(Material researched & presented by Barbara Armstrong)

 

Prior to 1862, homœopathic medicines and books intended for the Queensland market had been advertised by Sydney-based businesses.

 

In 1862, however, Mr E. Stronell advertised that he had opened a homœopathic pharmacy at 105 Edward Street in Brisbane. This may have been Queensland’s first homœopathic pharmacy. He advertised as follows:

 

HOMŒOPATHIC PHARMACY

MR E. STRONELL begs to inform the inhabitants

of Brisbane and colony of Queensland generally that,

agreeably to the wishes of many influential persons of

this City, he has OPENED a

HOMŒOPATHIC PHARMACY

For the Sale of HOMŒOPATHIC MEDICINES

And Goods of every description.

Medicine Cases and Books for family use,

Homœopathic Cocoa, &c., &c., can be obtainable

At the PHARMACY, 105, Edward-street, Brisbane.

Country orders carefully attended to.

Medicine sent per post on receipt of order with

Cash.

Mr JENNER, HOMOEOPATHIST, will be in

Attendance daily from 11 a.m. till 12 noon.

 

It appears that the business may not have been as successful as he had hoped, as in the 1865 Directory he was listed as an importer of building materials, in Edward Street.

 

By 1867, Mr Stronell had moved to Melbourne, as in the Sands Directory for Melbourne of 1868, Ephraim Stronell was listed as a “homoeopathist” at 94 Lonsdale Street West. He was not listed in the following edition.

 

In the 1874 Official Post Office Directory, Queensland, Ephraim Stronell was listed as a homœopathic druggist, with his address being Queen Street, Brisbane. He was not listed in the 1877 directory.

 

Prior to moving to Brisbane in the 1860s, Ephraim Stronell originally commenced business in Melbourne as a ‘fancy goods’ importer.

 

© Barbara Armstrong

 

  • Created:
    Wednesday, 17 June 2009
  • Last modified:
    Sunday, 17 August 2014