Johann carl streiner
Johann Carl Streiner arrived in Brisbane in September 1863. He travelled on the ship "Beausite" and was 25 years old. Johann selected 80 acres (Homestead) in the Dugandan district in December 1878. This land is now in the Kents Pocket area and fronts the main road.
Johann Carl Streiner (also named John Charles) married Emilie (Amelia) Caroline Kuschel on the 19 March 1881. Emilie was a widow with five children (Theresa, Johanna, Carl, Emilie and Alvine) and her maiden name was Platzke. (on some of the children's births her last is shown as Blatzke) Emilie and Johann had five children - Johann, Maria, Eva, Philip and Martha. Unfortunately only Martha lived past childhood.
Towards the end of 1884, John Streiner is preparing to apply to change his hotel license from the one at Kent's Pocket to the new one at Blumbergville. In January 1885 John advertises for a good brick-maker as well as notification of a public race meeting being held at J.C. Streiner's Hotel, Dugandan on the 31st January 1885.
In preparation for the Dugandan races on the 6 April 1885 Mr Streiner was granted permission to "exercise the privilege of his license" at the races as well as receiving permission to have music and dancing at the Dugandan Hotel. There was a write up on the Dugandan Races in the Queensland Times newspaper. The contribution of Mr and Mrs Streiner to the day is written below.
The creature comforts were dispensed by Mr J. C. Streiner of the Dugandan Hotel, and both he and his smiling and amiable help~mate, Mrs Streiner, gave every satisfaction to their numerous patrons. The above-named gentleman also gave a grand ball on the night of the races, which was largely attended by the "upper ten" of Dugandan and the surrounding districts.
In January 1886 there is a mention of a meeting of Goolman rate-payers being held at Streiner's new hall at Dugandan. A similar meeting is called in April but Streiner's Hotel is noted in this one so it seems that Mr Streiner has built a hall near or adjoining his hotel. Other meetings held at the hotel or hall were for the committee meetings for the new State school.
It seems that either Mr Streiner didn't leave or he left and returned because in October 1888 Mr Streiner is one of the men voted as trustee for the building of the School of Arts. Over a number of years, Mr Streiner tries to sell the hotel and each time ends up either leasing it or running the hotel himself.
Another auction to sell the hotel is advertised and the reason given is ill health and the Doctor suggesting a change of climate.
On the 16 April 1891 John and Emilie's son Philip died at Ipswich. He was about 3 years old. On the 30 August 1893 J.C. Streiner placed an advertisement for a Ball and free supper in Streiner's Hall in aid of funds for the Ipswich Hospital. I feel that Mr Streiner's son's death and the desire to raise funds for the Ipswich Hospital may be connected. Just over seven pounds were raised from the Ball and donated to the Hospital.
In July 1898 Mr Streiner transferred his publican's license to Mr Higman. The following week Mr Streiner places a notice in the paper thanking the residents of the district for their patronage for the last 18 years and that he is retiring from the business.
It seems that Mr Streiner wasn't able to sell the hotel and sometime around 1900 it was renamed as the Royal Exchange Hotel. With the building of the Commercial Hotel in 1904/5, Mr Streiner also called for tenders to take down and rebuild a shop, 40 ft. by 20ft. This was in September 1904 so the idea was to remodel the Royal Exchange hotel into four shops after the new Commercial Hotel was up and running.
In late February 1912, a fire totally destroyed Mr Streiner's shop building. The building was insured and housed four shops. Three of the shops were occupied by a cabinet maker, a hairdresser and a tailor. The fourth shop was vacant at the time. After the fire, Mr and Mrs Streiner moved to Sandgate in Brisbane and it was here that Mr Streiner passed away on the 19 February 1915 aged 74 years.
There is a lot more detail that could be included in Mr Johann Streiner's business pursuits in Boonah. That may come in time.
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