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Biographical entry Tynan, John (1829 - 1895)

Born
1829
Derry, Ireland
Died
25 April 1895
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Manufacturer

Summary

John Tynan's Victoria Agricultural Implement Factory began making ploughs in 1857. His company is also believed to be the first to have produced drilling tools suitable for use in basalt quartz-load gold mining. Tynan was the first person to manufacture swing ploughs. His ploughs won numerous prizes, including the first gold medal ever given in Victoria for a colonially made plough.

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Events

1849 - c. 1853
Career position - Whitesmith in Ireland
1853
Life event - Settled in Australia
1856
Life event - Settled in Ballarat
1857 - 1880s
Career position - Manufacturer of Tynan Ploughs in Ballarat, Victoria

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See also

Rosanne Walker