Andrew Anderson

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Andrew Anderson, University of Ballarat Historical Collection (Cat.No.089)

Andrew Anderson was a bootmaker operating from premises on Main Road, Ballarat East in 1858.[1]



Andrew Anderson was born in Scotland in 1832, and he arrived in Australia in 1851 on the Morgapor.

He arrived in Ballarat in 1855, establishing a boot business in Main Road, which was taken over by A.J. Pittard.

Anderson was an early member of the Ballarat Fire Brigade, and he chaired the first meeting of the Ballarat Mechanics' Institute. He was President of the Ballarat School of Mines Council from 1889-1910, and was a member of the Ballarat Gas Company provisional Committee. On retiring from business Anderson established the Wendouree Tannery, which he carried on till his death. He was listed as a member of the Ballarat Club in 1902. At the time of his death Anderson was living at Wendouree Parade.

Anderson died at the age of 78 on 10 August 1910, and is buried at Ballarat New Cemetery.

Hubert Murphy's Ballarat School of Mines Certificate of Competency as Assayer, 11897. Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 436)


See also

Ballarat School of Mines

Andrew Berry

H.R.W. Murphy

Old Colonists' Association



  1. ’’Huxtables Ballarat Directory for the Year 1858’’, page 54. [Federation University Australia Historical Collection.]

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--C.K.Gervasoni 21:14, 11 April 2013 (EST)

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