17th February 2022

Advertising for Stokes from 1979

Papua New Guinea Post-Courier (Port Moresby), 30th October 1979, page 7.

Detail from above.

From around 1867-1893 he was in partnership with G. F. Martin as Stokes & Martin. In 1891 a fire destroyed their factory.

The Narracoorte Herald (SA), 22nd December 1891, page 3.

From the journal “Imports through the Port of New York” appendix A, 31st October 1970. “Mr T. V. Stokes, of Stokes (Australasia) Ltd, holds up one of his company’s products for the inspection of Mr C. Siracusa, of Gino’s Trophy Manufacturers, Cleveland.” T.V. Stokes was Thomas Vincent Stokes, a grandson of the firm’s founder and director at that time.

 A couple of years after that the firm became Stokes & Sons. In 1962 the company was listed publicly, with a name change to Stokes (Australasia) Ltd. At that time they had several subsidiaries in metal works including stampings and pressings for the automotive and refrigeration industries, aluminium and brass castings, heating elements, anodised aluminium ware, fire extinguishers, etc., and employed more than 400 people.

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