Biographical entry Walker, John (1823 - 1907)
- 2 August 1907
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.
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.
- 'Walker, John (1823-1907)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1474222. 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_w.html. Details
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