Farrington and Co.

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Farrington and Co.
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Town Ballarat
Street Drummond Street
Known dates 1865-1869
Other names Red Lion Brewery
Ballarat Brewery Company

Farrington and Co. were brewers in Ballarat, Victoria, <1865-1869.

Site[edit | edit source]

The brewery was in Drummond Street, Ballarat.[1] The site, on the south west corner of Drummond Street and Webster Street, had opened c.1859, as the Red Lion Brewery.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

The brewery was originally the Red Lion Brewery:

Mather’s, Ballarat or Red Lion brewery was opened at the south-west corner of Drummond and Webster streets. It afterwards became Farrington and Ellis', and the actual corner of the site was occupied as the Red Lion hotel.[3]

Farrington and Co. operated a brewery in Drummond Street which by 1870 had been taken over by the Ballarat Brewery Company.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The brewery was advertising its beers in November 1865:

BALLARAT BREWERY, Corner of Webster and Drummond streets, C. M. FARRINGTON and CO. INVITE hotelkeepers of Ballarat and the district to sample their bright and sparkling ALE.[4]

In August 1866 the brewery exhibited its stouts at the Ballarat Exhibition.[5]

The brewery won awards at the Intercolonial Exhibition in February 1867:

In the ale, wine, and spirit section, Messrs Farrington and Co., of the Ballarat Brewery, were awarded honorable mention for the exhibit of bulk ale.[6]

The brewery advertised for a cook and a hotel in October 1869:

WANTED a strong YOUTH about 18, to Cook for Men and make himself generally useful. Farrington's Ballarat Brewery.
WANTED TO RENT, a HOTEL in Ballarat or Suburbs. Must be doing a fair trade, and in-going moderate. Apply B. C. Y., Farrington's Ballarat Brewery.[7]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1870 'THE BALLARAT BREWERIES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 November, p. 4. , viewed 27 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218799870
  2. Victoria. Mines Department & Braché, J. (Jacob), 1827-1905 & Smyth, Robert Brough, 1830-1889 & Humffray, J. B & Victoria. Surveyor General's Office et al. 1861, Ballaarat gold field. No. 1, R. Brough Smyth, Secretary for Mines, [Melbourne],https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/27942967
  3. 1889 'BALLARAT CHRONICLES AND PICTURES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 September, p. 2. (Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924)), viewed 25 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209458669
  4. 4.0 4.1 1865 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 November, p. 1. , viewed 05 Oct 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112880649
  5. 1866 'THE OPENING OF THE BALLARAT EXHIBITION.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 29 August, p. 6. , viewed 27 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5771838
  6. 1867 'SOUTH AUSTRALIA.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 14 February, p. 2. , viewed 28 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112861473
  7. 1869 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 October, p. 3. , viewed 28 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112855074

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