The Man Who Invented VegemitePaperback
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- Publisher: PIER 9
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 154mm x 234mm x 22mm | 420g
- Publication date: 1 October 2012
- Publication City/Country: Millers Point
- ISBN 10: 1742668569
- ISBN 13: 9781742668567
- Edition statement: New.
- Sales rank: 177,430
Today more than 22 million jars of Vegemite are sold each year, but when the salty black paste was first produced in 1923 the public wasn't interested. In fact, it took another fifteen years and a world war before we embraced it. The Man Who Invented Vegemite spans the Gold Rush, the Depression and two world wars and it opens a fascinating window both on the evolution of modern Australia and the quiet achievements, and tragedies, of one man. Jamie Callister sets out to learn more about the grandfather he never met and, along the way, discovers that extraordinary things can happen to (almost) ordinary people.
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James Callister was born in Melbourne in 1960. After university, he travelled and worked overseas for several years before moving to Queensland. He has since worked in television and media as well as building and construction. A keen surfer, Jamie lives on the Sunshine Coast with his wife and three children. This is his first book.