Austral Bricks Lynbrook
Edwin Spackman, a group of builders and investors, founded the Austral Brick Company in 1908.
By the 1914 outbreak of World War I, the company was a major player within the brick industry.
Austral Bricks rode the boom of 1920s and forged a path through the Depression years. Austral Bricks became synonymous with William King Dawes, whose control over Austral Bricks and Brickworks Limited lasted more than half a century. Austral Bricks might not have survived the economic collapse that occurred during the Depression without Dawes.
Brickworks Limited was established by Dawes in 1934. However, it would have taken a completely different path.
Both companies could have been subject to hostile takeovers if they hadn’t been for the vision of Jim Millner (chairman of Washington H Soul Pattinson), who was in 1969 the joint architect with Dawes of a cross holding with Brickworks.
The three Dawes successors Albert Burgess and Alan Bentley, as well as Lindsay Partridge, are taking Brickworks and Austral Bricks to new heights.
Lindsay Partridge has transformed the company from a state-based operation into a national organization with manufacturing operations in NSW and Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia, South Australia, South Australia, Western Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, and Tasmania.
They are constantly modernized and upgraded, using the best technology and environmental protection features.
This allows for the production of high-quality products that are both efficient and cost-effective. It also creates new trends and fashions in the commercial and residential building markets.
With over 100 years of experience in brickmaking, we have the unique ability to create a team of dedicated people who are committed to excellence in brick production and research. We are ready to face the challenges of the next 100.
Note: Ron Ringer’s The Brickmasters 1788-1808 provides a more detailed account of Austral Bricks’ history. This extensive history of the company was created as part of Austral Bricks’ centenary celebrations.