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Biographical entry Callister, Cyril Percy (1893 - 1949)

Born
16 February 1893
Beaufort (Chute), Victoria, Australia
Died
5 October 1949
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Chemist and Food technologist

Summary

Cyril Percy Callister developed the commercial yeast-extract "Vegemite" in 1924 and in 1926 became chief chemist for the Kraft Walker Cheese Co., developing processed cheese.

Details

Born Chute, near Beaufort, Victoria, 16 February 1893. Died Melbourne, 5 October 1949. Educated University of Melbourne (BSc 1914, MSc 1917, DSc 1931). Lewis & Whitty 1915, Australian Imperial Force (Munitions Branch) 1915-19, Lewis & Whitty 1919-23, Fred Walker's 1923-26, chief chemist, Kraft Walker Cheese Co 1926-35, director from 1935. With Sir David Rivett, he secured the royal charter for the Royal Australian Chemical Institute in 1931. President, Society of Chemical Industry of Victoria 1935-36.

Archival resources

Kraft Foods Ltd

  • Cyril Percy Callister - Records, 1920 - 1940; Kraft Foods Ltd. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry, 'Callister, Cyril Percy (1893-1949), Food Technologist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 527-528. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070531b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry, 'C. P. Callister - a Pioneer of Australian Food Technology', Food Technology in Australia, vol. 25, 1973, pp. 52-65. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.