Historical information

Alfred Darby operated a soft drink factory in Henna Street Warrnamboolaround 1890 where Alderdice Brass Foundry now stands. He used the Maltese cross as a trademark. There was also an Alfred Darby operating a soft drink factory at Rochester in 1897/1898 which also had the same Maltese cross as a trade mark on his bottles.


A small link to one of Warrnambool's many cordial and soft drink manufacturers.

Physical description

Cream pottery fragment of lower part of bottle with outline of Maltese cross in dark blue on one side.very this and glazed inside and out.

Inscriptions & markings

Henna Street Warrnambool written in sections of cross design on front with The Bendigo Epsom Bendig(o) stamped on the other side.