Our History

An Admiral in the Navy... Really?

The name Admiral was chosen in honour of our founder's maternal grandfather, Leonard Admiral.

Leonard Admiral was a cabin boy in the Dutch Navy who arrived on a Tall Ship in Sydney Harbour during the early 1900's. The Admiral jumped ship to start a better life here in Australia after having witnessed at close range the tragic accidental death of his two friends during routine cannon practice while on board ship, during his long and grueling journey to Australia. Later, the Admiral met and married a lovely woman here in Australia and started building their new life and family together.

 

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"We strive to embody the pioneering spirit of the Admiral's courageous and determined streak into the very heart of the Admiral's team"