Sydney's first ice

Nigel Isaacs

Abstract


Until the invention of reliable mechanical refrigeration, Sydney's only experience of ice was the American ice imported by ship in 1839-40, and 1853-56. Insulated with sawdust, and transported across the world by ship, the natural ice from the lakes of Massachusetts caused a sensation in Sydney summers.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/sj.v3i2.2368

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