Mr Milne ("Brough" as he was widely known) was a native of Durban, South Africa, and it was in 1918 during a visit to his family, that Andrew and Anne Milne's third child, Gladys, was born.
On their return from South Africa, Mr Milne started the old Mackay Motor Garage in Brisbane Street, before taking on Milrose Motories with Lew Rose.
Their customers included many of Mackay's well-known families," Mrs Milne recalls. "Andrew knew his business, and was very well thought of."
Later involved in the sugar industry Mr Andrew Milne, founder of the firm of A B. Milne, Manufacturer of Agricultural Implements, established 1932, invented and patented the Milne "Cutter" cane planter.