Tanneries

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History

In 1887, William Bramwell Withers wrote: ‘Of tanneries, Anderson’s, by Wendouree, is the oldest, and belonged originally to Messrs. Burrington, Anstis, and Baker. At Fellmongers and at Buninyong there are tanning works, Messrs. Davies and Graham’s, at the latter place, being one of the larger works’.[1]


Andrew Anderson was an active member of the Ballarat community from the 1860s to the 1880s. He served as Chairman of the interim council preceding the Ballarat Water Commission from 1862. He was a Trustee of the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum in 1887. He was a council member of the Ballarat School of Mines in 1886. He was a member of the Council of the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery Association in 1887. He was President of the Ballarat Mechanics’ Institute 1861—1862. He was Vice-President of the German Lieder Krantz in 1886. He was President of the Ballarat Historical Society in 1887. He was Trustee of the Ballarat Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1886.[2]


Anderson’s Tannery is considered to be the first tannery operating in Ballarat. It was operating from premises in Wendouree in 1887 when it was owned by Messrs Burrington, Anstis and Baker.[3]

The People

Innovations

Legacies

See Also

Anderson’s

Ballarat Tannery

Davies and Graham's Tannery

Greenhalgh Tannery P/L

Mount Pleasant Tannery

Scarsdale Tannery

Surrey Tannery

Suvolto Tanning Company

Tanners

Notes


References

  1. William Bramwell Withers. The History of Ballarat from the First Pastoral Settlement to the Present Time. Ballarat: F. W. Niven and Co., 1887, page 297. [University of Ballarat, Mt Helen Library]
  2. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  3. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.


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--Beth Kicinski 13:38, 30 August 2013 (EST)

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