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Biographical entry Tindal, Charles Grant (1823 - 1914)

Born
31 July 1823
Honiton, Devon, England
Died
16 January 1914
Eversley, Hampshire, England
Occupation
Cattle breeder and Food technologist

Summary

Charles Grant Tindal arrived in Australia in 1843 and returned to England in 1862. In 1852 he bought Ramornie homestead on the Clarence River near Grafton, where he bred horses and cattle. In 1865 he formed the Australian Meat Company in London. The major product was canned meats, but preserved meat, tallow, artificial manure, hides and pelts were also produced.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Stilwell, G.T., 'Tindal, Charles Grant (1823-1914), cattle-breeder and canned meat manufacturer', in Bede Nairn (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 6, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976, pp. 277-278. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A060298b.htm. Details

Online Resources

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, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_t.html. Details
  • Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry, A Settlement Amply Supplied: Food Technology in Nineteenth Century Australia, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1980, 332 pp. Details

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