Boiling Down Establishment

The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

20 January 1844

A meeting took place on Friday week of stockholders and others interested in the southern district, at the Royal Hotel; about twenty gentlemen were present.

The object of the meeting was to induce some practical man to take a number of butchers and labourers to Goulburn with the necessary apparatus for a boiling down establishment on a large scale, each settler pledging himself to send a certain number of sheep and cattle, in order that the party might know what he had to depend upon.

After a lengthy conversation it appeared to be the general opinion that it would be inexpedient to form a company; and that the best way would be to promise to support the establishment in the manner proposed.

A committee was formed, and a meeting held by them the same evening, at which Mr. J. F. King stated his intention of proceeding to Goulburn for the purpose of forming an establishment for boiling down.