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16-September-2013
16-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole

A bust of Thomas Hardy commemorates 125 years of winemaking by Thomas Hardy and Sons.  

Thomas Hardy who arrived in the colony in 1850 at the age of 21 and first obtained employment with John Reynella, prior to his departure for the Victorian goldfields.

He later returned to South Australia to plant vines, orange and other fruit trees, however, his big break came when he purchased the Tintara Vineyard Co. in 1873 on a walk in walk out basis. He found enough wine in the cellar to pay for the purchase of the property and so began a life time of experimentation and research, which he willingly shared with others in the district.

Location

Address:202 Main Road, McLaren Vale, 5171
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.212884
Long: 138.535166
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 23rd October, 1978
Front Inscription

Thomas Hardy  1830 - 1912

Unveiled by Mrs. Tamie Fraser wife of the Prime Minister of Australia on 23rd October 1978 to commemorate 125 years of winemaking by Thomas Hardy & Sons.

Source: MA,ADB
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