Biographical entry Sharkey, J. E.
- Food technologist
J. E. Sharkey was sometime manager of the Kraft factory at Drouin in Victoria. In 1941 he proposed the installation of a perforated trommel to 'work' the cheese curd mechanically and so to expel the whey. This was the beginning of mechanisation of cheese making in Australia.
In the 1960s he devised a cheddaring machine using gravity feed from a tower of star-shaped section to cause the curd to flow and thus to form the desired texture.
- 'Sharkey, J. E.', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1477006. 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_s.html. Details
Created: 25 May 2001, Last modified: 25 May 2006
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