Biographical entry Rowlands, Evan (1824 - 1894)
- 5 June 1894
Evan Rowlands and Robert Lewis began manufacturing soft drinks in Ballarat in 1854, the only people using machinery at the time. They opened a factory in Ballarat in 1870 and in Melbourne in 1873. Rowlands died in 1894, but his company continued until well after World War II, when it was sold to Schweppes. Rowlands also introduced the crown cork seal into Australia.
Born Wales, 1824. Died Sydney, 5 June 1894. Worked in slate quarries; to Melbourne 1852; partnership with Robert Lewis making soda water Ballarat 1854; developed branches in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle (Lewis retired 1876).
- 'Rowlands, Evan (1824-18940605)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476482. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_r.html. Details
Created: 25 May 2001, Last modified: 25 May 2006
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