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Biographical entry Walton, Thomas Utrick (1852 - 1917)

17 June 1852
Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1 February 1917
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Industrial chemist


Thomas Walton worked for the Colonial Sugar Refining Co. from 1881, developing a system of chemical control which monitored the movement of cane-sugar from the farms through the mills and refineries to the final market products. The control system became a model for the Australian sugar industry and also internationally.



Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Glasgow, Scotland
1876 - 1878
Education - Further studies at Anderson's University, Scotland (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)?)
c. 1878 - c. 1880
Career position - Chemist at the Sugar refineries in Greenock
1881 -
Career position - Industrial Chemist at the Colonial Sugar Refining Co. in Australia

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Rosanne Walker