27th October 2020

New finds

Thanks Helen for this find. Woolworths ‘Boilproof’ brand mid 1950s.

Late 1950s Leda (a General Plastics then Beutron brand).

O.C Rheuben/General Plastics ? 1940s

C.1968 Beutron sold at Kmart.

According to Wikipedia, G.J. Coles, in partnership with the  American S.S. Kresge Company, started to develop Kmart stores in Australia in 1968. The first store opened on 30th April 1969 in East Burwood, Victoria, with an estimated 40,000 people visiting that day. Kresge is no longer a shareholder. The company is now a subsidiary of Wesfarmers. It is a chain of discount department stores.

Headline on 1st May 1969 in the Canberra Times.