Frederick Augustus Bolles Peters (1866-1937), founder of Peters Ice Cream, lived at ‘Ashtenaw’ (also known as “Cheriton’), 16-18 Kingsland Road, Strathfield from 1924 until his death in 1937.
A biography by G P Walsh of Peters is contained in the Australian Dictionary of Biographyhttp://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110214b.htm .
In brief, Peters was born in Michigan USA and moved to Australia in the 1890s. Peters was involved in a number of business ventures, but in 1907 he leased rooms in an ice factory in Paddington and set up Peters’ American Delicacy Co. Ltd, an ice cream company. At this time, ice cream was not available in Australia. By the 1920s, he established new works and companies across Australia.
Peters introduced refrigerated cabinets to Australia and was innovative in business investing in equipment, staff and quality controls. Though he business suffered in the Depression, he was able to trade through. He retired in 1936 and married a number of times.