Online Catalogue last updated 31st of January 2016
Made in Shepparton tells the story of a business that began when blacksmith John Furphy set up an anvil in the tiny settlement of Shepparton on the banks of the Gouldburn River in 1873. The family business, now headed by John Furphy's great-great-grandson, became famous for the water cart, invented over a century ago by John Furphy, which has made the family name part of the Australian language. This book traces the history of the business known as J. Furphy & Sons and the remarkable family - which includes the author of the Australian classic, Such is Life - over five generations. Written to commemorate the 125th anniversary, Made in Shepparton is the first authoritative account of the oldest business in Shepparton which is now one of the leaders of the metal trades industry.
Code No. 011636, 99 pages, ISBN 0646361791, $33.00