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The plaque commemorates Thomas Sutcliffe Mort (1816 - 1878), who was a merchant, shipbuilder, wool broker and pioneer of the technique of freezing meat for export. In 1875 Mort established the New South Wales Fresh Food and Ice Company, and the engineering concern became Goldsbrough, Mort & Company in 1888. The first consignments of frozen meat were shipped from Australia in 1879, the year after Mort died.

The Woollahra Council Plaque Scheme honours exceptional people or events associated with our local government area, that have made a significant impact on life in the area or Australia as a nation.


Address:11 Greenoaks Avenue , Darling Point , 2027
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.875461
Long: 151.238061
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 9th April, 2018
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Woollahra Municipal Council 

Thomas Sutcliffe Mort

1816 - 1878

Industry pioneer and benefactor lived here

Celebrating Our History

Source: Woollahra Council, ADB
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