Deposit N20 - Tooth and Company deposit 1

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Tooth and Company deposit 1


  • 1841 - 1970 (Creation)

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4044 items

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(1835 - 2010)

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In 1835 John Tooth, who had arrived in New South Wales in 1828, and Charles Newnham opened the Kent Brewery in Sydney. In June 1888 Tooth & Company became a publicly listed company with capital of 900,000 pounds. In 1905 the Company acquired the New South Wales Malting Company's works at Mittagong. Over the next two decades the company acquired the Maitland Brewery (1913), the Castlemaine Brewery and Wood Brothers, Newcastle (1921); breweries in Wagga Wagga, Narrandera and Goulburn and in 1929 they acquired Resch's Limited. In 1977 the company acquired Wright, Heaton and Company and Penfolds Wines Limited and in 1978 Courage Brewery Limited. Tooth and Company was acquired by Carlton and United Breweries in 1983. The company's extensive collection of hotel properties were sold off from 1990. The company was delisted from the Australian Securities Exchange in 2010 after not having traded for many years.

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(1887 - 1921)

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This Company was incorporated in New South Wales in November 1887 to take over and continue the businesses in Newcastle of the Castlemaine Brewery, which was carried on under Prendergast, Wood & Co, and Wood Bros & Co. The Head Office was located in Bolton Street, Newcastle with a branch at Maitland. Tooth and Company Limited acquired the brewing, wine and spirits business of Castlemaine Brewery and Wood Brothers and Co Ltd in 1921.

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The records relate to the Kent Brewery, Mittagong Maltings, Castlemaine Brewery, Maitland Brewery, Waverley Brewery, Irving Street Brewery and Blue Bow Aerated Waters and Cordials, and other Tooths business interests, including ledgers, journals and other financial records from 1840s to 1970s (items 1-377, 3897-8, 3922-4015), Mineral Water Department records (items 378-432, 3920-21), presscopy letterbooks of correspondence from 1840s to 1920s (items 433-602, 3896, 4001, 4040), several runs of correspondence and subject files of the Main Office, Secretary's Department, Property Office, Industrial Office and others (items 603-3738), travellers 'blue books' (items 3739-3895), volumes of press cuttings (items 3899-3919) and Tooths Brewery Band papers (items 4016-4038).


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For more information on Tooth Brewery Band see ABlative Newsletter 1988 no. 8.

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Created by Sarah Lethbridge 6 May 2011; revised by Maggie Shapley 2 February 2017.




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