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Alfred Hurlston - Miller
Alfred Hurlston came from a milling family. His father Peter had managed a mill in Janefield. In 1856...
Amcor - The Australian Paper Manufacturing Company
Samuel Ramsden, a Yorkshire man, founded first paper mill in Victoria on the banks of the Yarra River. This...
American Carriage Company
Under the management of William Cox the American Carriage Company made buggies, carriages and wagons for the...
Atyeo and Sons - Stonemasons
Benjamin Easter Johnson
Benjamin Johnson (1865-1939) was one of Northcote’s early pioneers. He was born in the town about 1865, to...
Dr. Joseph Brown AO, OBE
In May 2004 Joseph Brown (1918 - 2009) donated the major part of his collection of Australian art to the...
In 1870 Frederick Walker (c.1820-1896) established the Preston Glue and Oil Manufacturing Works. Starting...
George Hatfield was a local businessman and strong promoter of youth movements in Preston. Born in Richmond...
H. R. Crapper
H. R. Crapper was a local business man, active in Fairfield from the 1930s to the 1980s. As early as...
Hamilton's Soap Company
The Hamilton Soap Company was established in Showers Street Preston around 1890 by Mr G. W. N. Hamilton. It...
J. M. Howard - Bootmaker
J. M. Howard established his small boot making business on the west side of Plenty Road in 1912. Near the...
Joshua Pitt was born in 1857, the son of George and Anne Pitt (nee Flashington). In 1886 he married Louisa...
Kinsella Farm Tobacco
During the early 1880s Kinsella’s farm on St. Georges Road was the site of one of the first tobacco farms in...
Melbourne Vinegar Company
In 1922 S. K. Dixon established a flour manufacturing business in Eastman Street Northcote. By 1925 Dixon...
Myrl Shoe Factory
The Myrl shoe factory was established in 1919 by Harold Hayden in Pender Street Thornbury. In 1923 Hayden...
Northcote Biscuit Company
The Northcote Biscuit Company opened at 1 Bent Street Northcote in 1936/7. A building had been there since at...
Northcote Felt Hat Manufacturing Company
The Northcote Felt Hat Manufacturing Company started business on the south corner of Bridge Street and Merri...
Northcote Shoe Factory
The Northcote Shoe factory began in a small building in Eastment Street. After expanding its business to...
Platypus Sporting Goods - 422A Plenty Road Preston
The Platypus Sporting Goods factory opened at 442A Plenty Road in 1957. For the next twenty eight years they...
Sterling Soap Company
Ernest W Mylius originally operated a soap manufacturing business in Adam Street, Richmond, until 1909 when...
Sutton's Tool and Gauge Company
The Sutton Tool and Gauge Company opened its factory on corner of Union and Plant Streets in 1917. The...
Thomas William Mason
Thomas Mason was a well known figure in the manufacturing trade between 1854 until his retirement in the late...
Universal Carriage Works
In 1903 Edward Fellowes established the Universal Carriage Works at 285 – 287 High Street, just across...
W. J. Inglis Store
The W. J. Inglis store at 188 Plenty Road Preston was established in 1921 by William Inglis (1906 - 1975), on...
William Shade - Ironmonger
When William Shade arrived in Northcote in 1848 the town was little more than a few scattered huts with High...
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