George Street, Homebush towards Parramatta Road, Arnotts produced their famous biscuits from 1907.

In 1865, a small bakery opened on Hunter St in Newcastle, NSW, north of Sydney. It supplied bread, pies and biscuits to the local people and to the crews of the many ships that docked at the port to load coal. From these humble beginnings rose a company whose name is now synonymous with Australia’s favourite biscuits.
©2018 Arnott’s Biscuits Limited

With demand outstripped its production capacity, Arnott’s began looking for a site for a new factory and in 1906 broke ground on a six-and-one-half-acre plot in the Homebush section of Sydney. Once considered a remote location, the Homebush area later became one of the central points of the city of Sydney, in part because of Arnott’s growing presence there.

The Arnott’s factory was relocated to Huntingwood in 1997 and the Homebush factory was closed. The former factory has been readapted into the Bakehouse Quarter. This site provides many references to its Arnott’s history ranging from the SAO sign to small Arnott’s Parrot emblems woven into building facades. George St has been recast with a cobblestone road and Edwardian style-lighting harking back to the days in the early twentieth century when the Arnott factory was first built.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Maurice Brown

    Do you have a collection of Arnotts memorabilia .

  2. Priscilla Duncan

    I do not have memorabilia, but I am very interested in my Garden Club having someone speak about Arnotts at one of our meetings. I organise the Speakers Programme for our group. We have a fairly aged group and I would not be surprised if one of them has some memorabilia.
    We meet in the Revesby Workers’ Club on the first Saturday of the month. We commence at 10.00am and introduce the speaker at 11.00. Would you kindly advise if this is possible. We are willing to pay the cost of someone coming to our meeting.

  3. Trish Lloyd

    I have a letter December 30th 1916 Newcastle. giving a reference for an employee. Signed by G Greenland

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