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Commemorating the centenary of refrigeration 1856 - 1956 erected as a tribute to James Harrison , editor of the Geelong Advertiser from 1840 to 1864 and pioneer of refrigeration.

James Harrison worked as a journalist on various newspapers in Victoria from his arrival there in 1839 until his return to England about 1873. He was also a keen inventor, being a pioneer in all kinds of refrigeration and in 1873 he won a gold medal at the Melbourne Exhibition by proving that meat kept frozen for months remained perfectly edible.


Address:Ryrie Street, Geelong Advertiser Building, Geelong, 3220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.14976
Long: 144.361604
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 13th September, 1956
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To commemorate the centenary of refrigeration 1856-1956 A tribute to the inventor James Harrison, Esq. (Editor Geelong Advertiser 1840-1865)

From the Geelong Members of the Victorian Chamber of Manufacturers 13-9-1956

Source: MA,VMR
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