Township Coffee Roasting Co.
From Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project
The Township Coffee Roasting Co. operated from premises on Dana Street, Ballarat in 1860.
|There was an alarm of fire on Saturday afternoon at about ½-past 4, when it was discovered that a calico outhouse belonging to the Township Coffee Roasting Company, Dana street, had ignited. The tent was situated at the rear of the coffee works, and close to the fence of the Phoenix Foundry yard, and the assistance of the men at the foundry saved the ignited tent, and put the fire out in a few seconds. Little or no damage was done, but the narrow escape, not only of the tent itself but of the adjoining buildings, points out the necessity of municipal interference for the prevention of such unpleasant possibilities in future. If those residing in thickly peopled localities are permitted to carry on hazardous occupations in highly combustible buildings, there will never be much safety for those who have the misfortune to live within the range of the ugly danger.|
- ↑ The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Monday 20 February 1860, page 2. Digital copy accessed via Trove.
--Beth Kicinski 14:34, 25 July 2012 (EST)