Deposit N60 - Tooth and Company deposit 2

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Tooth and Company deposit 2


  • 1854 - 1980 (Creation)

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10,718 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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(1899 - 1980)

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The Mittagong Maltings Works was originally established by the Maltings Company of NSW (Ltd) and operated from August 1899. Tooth and Company Limited purchased the Mittagong Works in 1905 and produced the malt used in Tooth & Co breweries in Sydney. The early 1940's was an active period, with output of malt being approx 200,000 bushells annually. This output was severely restricted following a large fire in August 1942, which completely gutted No.2 Malthouse and damaged No.1. The No.1 Malthouse was returned to service early in 1943. The No.2 Malthouse was completely rebuilt during the early 1950's and recommenced active operation in 1953. Operation continued normally until another fire gutted the No.3 Malthouse in 1969. Tooths & Co continued to operate at the site until 1980, when the works were closed and the site sold to a group of local business people.

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Records documenting different parts of Tooth and Company Limited's operations including some large record series.
Items 1 to 117 cover Mittagong Maltings c 1916 to 1980.
Items 820 to 3007 are City Manager's office hotel files.
Items 3033 to 5544 are Country manager's office hotel files.
Items 5545 to 7654 are Property Office city hotel files.
Items 7655 to10051 are Property Office country hotel files.
Items 434 to 819 are Property Office architects files.


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Created by Sarah Lethbridge on 6 May 2011; revised on 26 June 2012




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