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    Description"Vegemite is perhaps Australia's most enduring cultural icon. But how did this pungent, salty black paste, which for most of us is how we start the day, come to be created? Cyril Callister was a passionate scientist and innovator, and his story is inextricably bound with that of our country through the first half of the twentieth century, through two world wars and the Depression. He was the grandson of a gold miner who arrived in Ballarat in the 1850s. His own father, a widower, raised a small army of kids, and Cyril was the first to go to university. He was sent to England during WWI and in the 1920s was employed by the flamboyant and entrepreneurial Fred Walker, charged with the task of creating a substance that would, in time, be named Vegemite. Cyril remained at Kraft until his death in 1949. He was a progressive boss and encouraged further training for all of his staff, many of them women. Cyril was also a husband and father to three children - two were struck down by polio as children, while the third, a fighter pilot, was tragically killed while on a dawn air sortie in the Trobriand Islands, east of PNG during WWII. The Man Who Invented Vegemite is a must-read for all of us interested in remarkable Australian stories. 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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    The Man Who Invented Vegemite
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jamie Callister
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 390 g
    ISBN 13: 9781742668567
    ISBN 10: 1742668569

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: KNDF, BGT
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000
    LC classification: DU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: SCI013000, HIS004000
    Abridged Dewey: 990
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    DC23: 338.66408092
    Thema V1.0: KND, DNBT
    Edition statement
    Imprint name
    PIER 9
    Publication date
    11 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Millers Point
    Author Information
    Jamie Callister was born in Melbourne, Australia 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 in Queensland with his wife and three children. This is his first book.