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Technology in Australia 1788-1988Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
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Chapter 2

I Technology Transported; 1788-1840

II Technology Established; 1840-1940

III The Coming Of Science

IV From Science To Technology: The Post-war Years

V Products And Processes

VI Conclusion

VII Acknowledgements



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Chapter 2 - Food Technology (continued)

Finally, food technology in Australia was given an enormous fillip by the Second World War. New products, new technologies and, especially, new packaging materials and techniques were introduced. Some technologies, such as milling, remained virtually static, others such as dairy technology, changed dramatically. Much more positive and detailed regulation of foods stimulated important changes, both in the control of food additives and contaminants and in packaging such as the introduction of the lead-free, welded, can in place of those in which a side seam was sealed with solder. This was a period of technological extension and expansion and it followed from a closer application of science.

These three periods, together with an examination of the overlapping of food science in this country, provide the framework within which the development of Australian food technology may be discussed.

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