Cadbury-Fry and Pascall Works, Claremont, Tasmania, Australia 1923By Remembering the Past Australia / August 12, 2020 / Australia / 0 Comments
Claremont, Tasmania, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
After Cadbury in England merged with J.S. Fry in 1919, the new company sought to expand internationally and decided to build a factory in Australia. Australia had developed into an important market since making Cadbury’s first overseas order in 1881.
In 1922, Cadbury and Fry, joined by Pascall, create a new Australian company named Cadbury-Fry and Pascall.
The company chose a factory site in Claremont, in Tasmania, whose location was ideal because of its close proximity to the city of Hobart, a good source of inexpensive hydroelectricity and a plentiful supply of high-quality fresh milk. The Claremont factory was modelled on Bournville, with its own village and sporting facilities. [Cadbury. Cadbury in Australia]
Showing Cadbury-Fry and Pascall Works, Claremont, Tasmania, Australia. Original photo published 1923.
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