Deposit Z352 - Tooth and Company deposit 5

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Tooth and Company deposit 5


  • 1888 - 1985 (Creation)

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67 boxes

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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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(1961 - 1977)

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The company was registered in Canberra on 7 June 1961 and acquired the Penfolds group of wine companies, a business founded in 1844 by Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold. Its subsidiaries included Penfolds Wines Pty Ltd, Penfold Wines (Victoria) Pry Ltd, Dalwood Vineyards Pty Ltd, Warrington's Wine Cafe Ltd, Auldana Ltd, Barossa Vineyards Ltd, Modbury Vineyards Ltd, Australian Motel Industries Ltd. The company and its subsidiaries were acquired by Tooth and Company in November 1976 and the company was delisted on 23 March 1977.

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(1962 - 1973)

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The company was registered in Sydney on 22 June 1962 and acquired Associated Health Foods Pty Ltd. It was acquired by Mauri Brothers and Thomson Limited in November 1973 and continued to operate as a subsidiary company.

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(1925 - 1983)

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The company was registered in New South Wales in September 1925 as The Producers' Co-operative Distributing Society Limited and changed its name to PDS Co-operative Limited in 1975. It was de-registered on 7 May 1983.

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(1964 - 2006)

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The company was incorporated in Victoria on 3 July 1964 as Kejam Pty Ltd and changed its name to Courage Breweries Limited on 30 November 1966. The company changed its name to Courage Australia Pty Ltd in November 1974 and then to Tooth (Victoria) Limited on 13 December 1979. The company, trading as Tooth (Victoria) Limited was deregistered on 22 October 2006.

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Minute books of Shareholders and Directors meetings of companies acquired by Tooth and Company Limited; Company Secretary's Department administration, operation, acquisition and mergers files; Company Secretary's Department, Courage Breweries Ltd/Tooths (Victoria) Ltd administrative and operations files including liquidation.

Includes minute books of subsidiary companies: Associated Foods Limited and subsidiaries; Penfolds Wines Australia Ltd and subsidiaries; Producers' Co-operative Distributing Society Ltd; The Adelaide Wine Saloon Ltd; Barossa Vineyards Ltd; Allowrie Products Pty Ltd; Auldana Limited; Australian Motel Industries Limited; Australian Motels (Management) Pty Ltd; Best Western Motels Pty Ltd; H S Bird & Company Pty Ltd; Georges Brewery Properties Limited (London)/Courlim Properties Ltd; Granite Belt Fruit Distributors; Guildford Ice & Cold Storage Company Pty Ltd and successors; Holidaywise Koala Pty Ltd; Kingsgate Hotel (Adelaide) Pty Ltd/Koala Motor Inn (Adelaide) Pty Ltd; Koala Holiday Inns Pty Ltd/Koala Motor Inns Pty Ltd; Koala Katering Ko Pty Ltd; Koala Motels Pty Ltd; Koala Motor Inn Pty Ltd/Peter Barry Tablelands Linen Service Pty Ltd; Koala Summit Motor Inn Pty Ltd/Koala Kingsgate Motor Inn Pty Ltd/Koala Motor Inn (Sydney) Pty Ltd; Lennons Toowoomba Hotel Limited/Koala Motor Inns Pty Ltd; Modbury Vineyards Limited; Motel Forbes Ltd; Motel Koala (Narrandera) Pty Ltd; Motel Nyngan Pty Ltd; Motor Inns Pty Ltd; Ophir Motel Limited; Oxford Motel Pty Ltd; Park Regis Motel Pty Ltd; PDS Granite Belt Pty Ltd; Buchanans PDS Pty Ltd/PDS Agriculture Pty Ltd; Tamar Valley Co-operative Society Ltd/Tasmanian Orchardists and Producers Ltd; Warringtons Wine Cafe Pty Ltd; E J Worsley (Transport) Pty Ltd and Worsley Foods Pty Ltd.


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Created by Sarah Lethbridge on 11 May 2011; revised on 25 June 2012




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