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Biographical entry Walker, John (1823 - 1907)

Born
1823
Cheshire, England
Died
2 August 1907
Occupation
Ironfounder

Summary

John Walker started the Union Foundry in Ballarat in 1863 with T. Braddoch (or Braddock). They made retorts for the local Gas Company, machinery for the Ballarat Meat Preserving Company and heavy castings for sugar mills in Queensland.

Details

Born Cheshire, England, 1823. Died Maryborough, Queensland, 2 August 1907. Arrived Victoria 1859; settled Ballarat, established Union Foundry with T. Braddock (qv), W. T. Sandry and J.F. Wood; opened branch Maryborough 1868; Ballarat business sold to J. Hickman 1879; retired 1881.

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See also

Rosanne Walker