Hoffman Brickworks

Join this Vicfix campaign to fire up historic articles on Hoffman Brickworks

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About Hoffman Brickworks

Hoffman Brickworks was established on a 12-acre paddock in Brunswick in 1870. Even in its infancy, Hoffman's turned out 20,000 bricks a day thanks to its mechanised brick press, on-site brick-toting railway and patented Hoffman kiln – in itself the size of a small fortification – that perpetually baked bricks.

Historic newspaper articles documented the establishment of the original Albert Street site with its elaborate machinery and enormous kiln; reported on bricklayers' strikes and unfortunate accidents over the years; and published annual profit returns. 

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Hoffman Brick and Potteries Limited, photograph, c 1900–1930
Credit: Presented by Mr Washington Solly, 1934

Hoffman's Brickworks

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