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Walton, Thomas Utrick (1852 - 1917)

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Industrial chemist
Born: 17 June 1852  Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.  Died: 1 February 1917  Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia.
Thomas Utrick Walton worked for the Colonial Sugar Refining Co. from 1881, developing a system of chemical control which monitored the movement of cane-sugar from the farms through the millsand refineries to the final market products. The control system became a model for the Australian sugar industry and also internationally.

Career Highlights

1873Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Glasgow, Scotland
c. 1878 - c. 1880Chemist at the Sugar refineries in Greenock
1881 - Industrial Chemist at the Colonial Sugar Refining Co. in Australia
1976 - 1978Further studies at Anderson's University, Scotland (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)?)

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Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 22 August 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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