What is Doug up on Bourke?
Doug up on Bourke is in fact Doug Hutchinson trading on Bourke Street, Waterloo, or we like to think of it as , items we have dug up from some corner of Australia and bought here to Bourke street!
Doug was born in an air raid shelter in the heart of London in 1944 and immigrated to Australia in the early 1960's, he has spent the last 30 odd years being a collector of all things unique and ecclectic and after retiring from his last business he decided to give his real passion a go.
The business was established in July 2003 and for the first two and a half years it operated from a small section of the warehouse, as a hobby, in the back corner.
Now the business has grown and is family run and owned. Doug is in partnership with his daughter Sophie and son-in-law Craig. Through a lot of hard work and huge amounts of time, Doug Up On Bourke has become one of the biggest sources of industrial, commerical and rustic antiques in Sydney today. As a team, Doug sourcing the stock, Craig, a carpenter by trade, restoring the furniture and Sophie running the showroom, Doug up on Bourke has grown into a huge success.