The Neptune Oil Company was registered in Australia
in 1905 but Neptune products had been sold here
since about 1894. Motor spirit went on sale in
1917 under the Waratah brandname and was available
in every state by 1924. In 1926 the Anglo-Dutch
Shell Company purchased the Neptune/Waratah concern.
It was not until 1952 that Neptune petrol became
available under the Neptune name. This was short
lived as Shell droped
the name all together in 1959. Pumps, with their
horizontal pinstriping, were characterised by
the unique 'King Neptune' logo.