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Biographical entry Elliott, Sizar (1814 - 1901)

13 May 1814
Burnham, Essex, England
1 March 1901
Prahran, Victoria, Australia
Inventor and Merchant


Sizar Elliott was a keen inventor and scientific experimenter. He introduced heat technology to Australia for the transportation of food. His innovations won him awards at various shows and exhibitions.

Published resources


  • Elliott, S., Fifty Years of Colonial Life, T. Smith and Company, Melbourne, 1887. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry, 'Sizar Elliott: Technologist and Transient Tasmanian', Tasmanian Historical Research Association: Papers and Proceedings, vol. 31, no. 4, 1984, pp. 9-15. Details

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See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, Details
  • Arthur, Ian, 'A very brief history of packaging', ASHET News, vol. 9, no. 2, 2016, pp. 3-8. Details
  • Arthur, Ian, 'Technology and agriculture in Australia', ASHET News, vol. 11, no. 1, 2018, pp. 3-8. Details
  • Science and the making of Victoria, with Royal Society of Victoria, 2001, Details
  • Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry, A Settlement Amply Supplied: Food Technology in Nineteenth Century Australia, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1980, 332 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.