Deposit Z223 - Tooth and Company deposit 3

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AU NBAC Z223

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Tooth and Company deposit 3

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  • 1830 - 1980 (Creation)

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187 boxes

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(1835 - 2010)

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In 1835 John Tooth, who had arrived in New South Wales in 1928, 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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'Research files' containing notes, publications, press cuttings, photographs, advertising and documents relating to the Kent Brewery, Mittagong Maltings, hotels, Tooth family, products and other subjects, staff records (Sydney, Mittagong and Newcastle), advertising material in albums, brewing records, financial records, mineral water department records, Brewers' Bottle Association and New South Wales Bottle Company records, press cuttings, manuals, photograph albums and other photographic material, plans, posters, film (1983), realia and printed material including book collection relating to brewing, prohibition, temperance, hotels and inn-keeping.

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Created by Sarah Lethbridge 11 May 2011

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