Get Curious and explore the history of Cadbury’s at Claremont with Libraries Tasmania

Media Release

10th May 2022

Marvel at Tasmania’s rich history in chocolate making at our latest display – ‘By Mountain and Sea’: 100 Years of Cadbury’s at Claremont – now on at the State Library of Tasmania and Tasmanian Archives Reading Room, and online.

Showcasing some never seen before photographs, illustrations, and product artworks from the Tasmanian Archives, the display highlights one of Tasmania’s most recognised institutions – the Cadbury Chocolate Factory, opened in October 1922 – loved by all.

The rich history of the Claremont factory site and Cadbury’s focus on staff wellbeing is revealed via historic images and films, as well as its connections to dairy and fruit industries around Tasmania.

“A special feature of ‘By Mountain and Sea’ are the original mock-ups of Cadbury’s product designs, on loan from the Hodgman family,” said Caroline Homer, Manager, State Library and Archive Service.

The original product sketches and package mock-ups are drawn by Vernon Hodgman (1909-1984). Vernon was a commercial artist and industrial designer at Cadbury’s at Claremont from 1928–1940, and in 1945 became the Head of the Design Studio.

Read more about the history behind the display on the Tasmanian Heritage and Archives blog and the online gallery.

The Tasmanian Archives has more than 1.2 million archive and heritage items available through our online catalogue including many images from Cadbury’s.

Get curious and see what you can discover today.

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