Deposit N259 - Sharpe Brothers deposit

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Sharpe Brothers deposit


  • 1900 - 1972 (Creation)

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13 boxes

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(1903 - 1972)

Administrative history

The family business of cordial manufacturers was founded in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1903 by John Sharpe. Sharpe later migrated to Australia and established the soft drink business that was renowned for its ginger beer brewed in gallon stoneware jars. After Sharpe's death in 1926, his sons William Ewart and John Hocken continued the business. In 1962 the business was taken over by Tarax Drinks Holdings Limited, with John Hocken Sharpe becoming an executive in charge of its Sydney Home Delivery business and later a Managing Director of Tarax. Tarax Drinks Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries were taken over by Cadbury Schweppes Australia Limited in 1972.

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Minutes, diaries (transcripts), weekly report sheets, correspondence and financial records.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Entered from deposit description on 11 August 2011. Converted from Z555 in 2014 by Margaret Avard.




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