Toogoolawah Nestle & Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Co Honor Roll

Details

Location Factory Road, Toogoolawah, Somerset - Queensland, Australia
Type honour_roll
Description

Thanks to Carrie Hamilton (Volunteer at Toogoolawah History Museum) for her assistance in finding information and photograph on this 'lost' Honor Roll

It is believed that this honour board may have been displayed in their head office overseas

Brief History (research and text by Converge Heritage + Community)
The condensed milk factory, which gave Toogoolawah its reason for being, was built just south of the town on the bank of Cressbrook Creek in c.1898. The village of Cressbrook grew around the factory. With the arrival of the railway linking the town to Ipswich in 1904, the town expanded and was renamed Toogoolawah.

In 1907, the newly established condensed milk factory was purchased by the Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company of Australasia Limited. The 1920s saw a great deal of change at the factory, including the construction of the Packing Shed in about 1920. About 1927 a new engine room was built and the factory converted from steam to electric, with the power being generated on the premises. By 1928, Nestlé had entered into a ten year agreement to supply electricity to the Esk Shire Council for reticulation throughout the town of Toogoolawah.

By late 1929, the Great Depression had arrived and factories everywhere faced closure, Toogoolawah was no exception. Production of condensed milk ceased on the 22nd November 1929. However the earlier agreement to supply power to the town continued until about 1936 when the contract was taken from Nestlé and given to the Ipswich Electric Supply Company.

Another function of the factory in its final stages was for the production of unsweetened concentrated milk for Peters Ice Cream Company. The manufacture of unsweetened milk ceased at the factory from late 1930, the factory closed and the removal of equipment commenced. After electricity generation ceased, the building remained on caretaker basis until the 15th September 1951, when it was largely destroyed by fire. Today, the packing shed, along with railway siding infrastructure and other remnant building foundations and moveable elements scattered across the site are all that remains of the former Nestlé & Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Factory.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

Condition

Missing - further research being undertaken

http://tbor.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Nestle-Lest-We-Forget-300-dpi-reduced.pdf

Names

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SMITH, Leonard

Service number 4785
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

LLEWELYN, Jenkyn James

Service number 87
Corporal
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

TURNER, Frank William

Service number 2458A
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Mar 1895

TAYLOR, Horace Hamlet Perrier

Service number 2742
Private
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 Jul 1883

RABBISH, Rupert Gordon

Service number 4729A
Corporal
51st Infantry Battalion (WW1)
AIF WW1
Born 20 Nov 1891

SMITH, Teesdale Boake

Service number 1452
Lieutenant
2nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

KENNEDY, Arthur Carnot

Service number 3411
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

MACKAY, George Angus

Service number 6967
Driver
4th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1896

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