Deposit N60-YC - Tooth and Company yellow cards

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Tooth and Company yellow cards


  • circa 1920s to circa 1970s (Creation)

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17.2 metres, 86 boxes

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(1835 - 2010)

Administrative history

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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The yellow cards contain photographs of the exterior of most hotels in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory whether or not they were owned by Tooth and Company Limited. The cards also contain names of licensees, a summary of the quantity of beer and other beverages supplied by Tooth and Company Limited and information about who owned the hotel


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Items 1 to 784 document hotels in metropolitan Sydney in alphabetical order by hotel name.
Items 785 to 2470 document hotels in country New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory and are arranged by town.
Items 2471 to 2606 document hotels in the Riverina area of New South Wales and are arranged by town.
Items 2607 to 2683 document hotels in the Far West of New South Wales and are arranged by town.
City hotel cards are in alphabetical order by hotel name. Other cards are in alphabetical order by the name of the town the hotel is in

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  • English

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Digitised copies are gradually being added to the ANU digital repository

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Created by Sarah Lethbridge 10 May 2011


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