Perishable produce : progress report of the Board Appointed by His Excellency the Governor in Council to inquire into the alleged deteriorated condition of Victorian butter in England, and to report as to the best means of maintaining a high standard for perishable produce exported from Victoria : with minutes of evidence and appendix

Corporate Author: Board Appointed to Inquire into the Alleged Deteriorated Condition of Victorian Butter in England
Other Authors: Baker, Thomas, 1840-1923, Brake, James Hugh, 1854?-1915, Coghlan, Patrick, Graham, George, 1838-1922, Graves, James Howlin, 1827-1910, McGregor, Robert, 1853-1931, McLeod, Donald Norman, 1848-1914, Murray, John, 1851-1916
Published: Melbourne : Robt. S. Brain, Government Printer, 1896
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1895-96, no. 92
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Item Description: "Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Excellency's command"
Board: George Graham (Chairman), Donald Norman McLeod, James Brake, James H. Graves, Robert McGregor, John Murray and Thomas Baker.
Witnesses: William P. Anderson (merchant Portland), D'Arcy Charles Archer (custom-house/shipping agent), Howard William Bartram (J. Bartram and Sons produce merchants), William Bateman, Thomas Beattie (sec. Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory), James Bouchier (carrier Colac Dairying Company), James Byrne (Mullaly and Byrne customs & shipping), Andrew Call (sec.Tower Hill Park and Yambuk Factories), Patrick Coghlan (manager Framlingham and Ellerslie Cheese & Butter Factory), John William Colville (sec. Board of Public Health), John Cooke (manager Australian Mortgage Land & Finance Co./chairman Riverina Frozen Meat Co.), Robert Crowe (manager Koroit Butter Factory), John Crump (storekeeper Horsham), John Henry Daymond (director Hamilton Preserving Company), deputation representing Villiers and Heytesbury Agricultural Society (Messrs. John William Anderson, Desmond, Glasmore, Walter Manifold, F. Stansmore), George Edgar (manager Horsham Butter Factory), William H. Evans (manager/traveller Fry Bros.), James Fairley (chairman Shepparton Butter Factory), Edward Fraser (Working Men's College Horsham), Richard Geilhofer (Sec. Western District Cheese and Butter Factories Assoc.), H. J. Gerritsen (provision merchant London), James Steele Graham (manager Colac Butter Factory), John Gray (Charles W. Gray and Co. [auctioneers/produce merchants]), Thomas Gray (clerk Charles W. Gray and Co.), William L. Gray (clerk of works for the freezing company), Frederick Hagelthorn (mallee lessee), Thomas Hallam (chairman Pimpinio Butter Factory), John Edward Handbury (managing director Euroa Butter Factory/chairman North-Eastern Butter and Cheese Factories' Assoc.), Albert Hart (poultry expert), Arthur W. Hassall (manager Hamilton Butter Factory), John F. Hiles (asst. to David Wilson), Edwin Ellis Howard (manager Sandhurst Pioneer Co-operative Company), John Glass Johnson (Colac Butter Factory), Richard Laffan (sec. Koroit Butter Factory), John Langlands (director Horsham Butter Factory), George Lidiart (managing director Rosebrook Factory), Thomas Livingston (chairman Melbourne Chilled Butter & Produce Co.), Samuel Lowe ( William Weddell & Co. London), William McMeekin (McMeekin Brothers and Co.), James Nash Marshall (Melbourne branch manager Orient Co.), David Martin (sec. Dept. of Agriculture), Elisha Meadows (Trengrouse and Co. London), Richard Milne (grazier/dairyman), Richard John Moon (storekeeper Horsham), Gilbert Nicol (chairman Grasmere Butter Factory), Timothy O'Brien (labourer Dept. Agriculture), Harrison Ord (chief inspector of factories), Richard Payne (labourer Dept. Agriculture), Alfred Naylor Pearson (chemist Dept. of Lands Agriculture & Water Supply), John Raglus (labourer Agricultural Dept.), Henry N. Reid (sec. Victorian Freezing Company Ltd. Portland and Western District), Ant[h]ony Bennett Robinson (commercial editor the Age), Samuel Giffen Russell (chairman Warrnambool Chamber of Commerce), Peter W. Shevill (chairman Portland Freezing Company), Richard Skilbeck (chairman Koroit Butter Factory), Charles Henry Smith (sec. Hamilton Butter Factory), Robert Stanley (farmer), Alfred Taylor (manager Warrnambool Butter Factory Allansford), Charles Frederick Taylor (acting sec. Fresh Food and Storage Co.), James Frederick Trigg (Farnham Cheese and Butter Factory), Charles A. Tulloh (sec. Colac Butter Factory), Colin R[obertson] Tulloh (chairman Colac Butter Factory), Aron Vecht (exporter), Joseph Vincent (shipping clerk P&O), Appleton Watson (goods clerk Orient Co.), James Watson (manager Hamilton Preserving Company), John Waugh (town inspector Brunswick), John T. K. White (manager Portland Butter Factory), Ivor Josiah Williams (sec. Grasmere and Farnham Butter Factories), David Wilson (dairy expert Dept. Agriculture), Robert Garrick Wilson (wholesale grocer/provision merchant Melb.), George Withers (Australian supt. P & O) and Thomas Young (chairman Horsham Butter Factory)
Appendix comprises copies of letters and telegraphs concerning which Mr Bartram was asked for an explanation by the Board, and which he was allowed to consult in his office and reply by letter. The correspondence is between H. McMeekin (McMeekin Bros. & Co.), D. Wilson, per C. A. P., J. Bartram & Son, J. D. Webster and P. Coghlan.
Physical Description: ix, 187p. ; 33cm.