Our exact date of birth is uncertain but Donohues store dates back to 1920 in Boulia, South West Queensland. Started by the Donohue family we began as a general store, with an accompanying Dodge truck which serviced the surrounding small towns and all the cattle stations and work camps in the region.
The Donohues, Cliff & Betty, partnered with Howard & Janet Carpenter in the 80’s and grew the business to include stores in Mount Isa and Townsville.
Today, Donohues operates as a single store, housed in the iconic building on Charters Towers Road, Townsville. Over 800m2 of floor space offering all the brands country people rely on and plenty more. The business is still family owned and operated by Anne Musumeci, daughter of Howard and Janet Carpenter. The Townsville business has been going since 1983 and we take great pride in offering the same good old fashioned country service that generations of Donohues customers have come to expect and enjoy.
We call ourselves the home of famous brands and would love the opportunity to help you either online, over the phone, or instore. Please get in touch, we’d love to meet you.
The Donohues store in Boulia 1920