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Corporate entry Kiwi Australia Ltd (c. 1971 - c. 1984)

c. 1971
Clayton South, Victoria, Australia
c. 1984
Chemical Industries and Manufacturing Industry
Clayton South, Victoria


In the early 1970s Kiwi Australia succeeded the Kiwi Polish Company. Kiwi Australia continued to manufacture shoe polishes and household cleaners. The origins of the company date back to 1901 when William Ramsay and Hamilton McKellan opened a small factory producing cleaning products in Carlton, Victoria. In 1906 they perfected a new polish to which William Ramsay gave the name Kiwi.


 c. 1913 - c. 1916 Kiwi Boot Polish Company
       c. 1916 - c. 1971 Kiwi Polish Company
             c. 1971 - c. 1984 Kiwi Australia Ltd

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