J. C. Hutton Pty Ltd

Stage Number: MBNH.11.05.05

Group: Northern

Local Study Area: Taigum-Zillmere-Aspley-Geebung

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Pineapple Street, Zillmere

Latitude & Longitude: -27.35733333,153.03272222

Time Link: 1889

Map Link: 1891

Image Time Point: 1891

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The ham and bacon business founded by James Carruthers Hutton in 1873 in Preston, Melbourne. The Ham and Bacon Factory at Zillmere opened in 1889. Part of the property continued to produce pineapples, from which the name Pineapple was used as a brand name, and other crops irrigated by waste water from the Bacon works. In 1908 the firm became J C Hutton Pty Ltd with John Reid as managing director in Queensland. He steered the firm through depression and drought making its “Pineapple” brand and the “Don’t Argue” trademark well known in Queensland and overseas especially in East Asia.


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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 1 mile to the inch. Queensland Census Districts. 1 mile to the inch. Government Engraving Office, Brisbane. 620650