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THE SHORT FAMILY - "ERNIE SHORT'S MEMORIES"

Written by Rod Kennedy, Ulmarra, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA

J. Short in 1900 built a slaughter yard on the corner of Donaldson Street in Brushgrove (Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA) and killed an average of 24 bullocks a week. The majority being shipped to Sydney Markets, the quarters were put into calico bags made by Mrs Short and the rest of the meat was salted and sold around the island by Mr Short using a spring cart for his delivery service.

In 1904 he built a butcher's shop and an adjoining residence. Lit by carbide lamps and using carbide for refrigeration, this shop was considered to be the most up to date outside the city. His slaughterman was Ted Inman, previously employed at Ramornie Station, who could take off a bullock's hide in the twinkling of an eye and in speed to dress a bullock was only surpassed by Jack Slack, who once completed the whole of the operation in 3'/2 minutes.

The Bridge refrigeration plant was powered by a Tangye engine. All types of small goods, bacon, spiced meats and hams were produced. Mr J. Short purchased the famous corned beef recipe from Ramornie Station for

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