Re: CSR history book 1956

Kevin Sewell

There is still sugar cane growing in the Royal Botanic Gardens, although clearly it doesn't grow fast or prolific enough to be commercially viable in Sydney.

My understanding is TA Scott owned a big boarding house on the north facing peninsula just to the south of the present Tascott station (so around that curve to the south of Tascott) and it was the railway halt at TA Scott's boarding house that became known as Tascott. There are photos floating around of Tascott station with the big boarding house up on the hill. It would have had majestic views up towards The Broadwater. I think it burned down about the turn of the 20th Century.

On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 8:11 AM, yahoomail@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:

Bit of rail trivia I found in that CSR book regarding a link between sugar and the suburb and station Tascott, near Gosford NSW. It was named after Thomas Alison Scott  as in TA Scott, which gives Tascott.


The book states; ….. as early as 1817 canes, said to have been introduced from Tahiti by Thomas Alison Scott, had been planted in the Sydney Botanic Gardens. Scott was appointed by the Government in 1823 to take over the growing of sugar cane at the penal settlement of Port Macquarie, and in 1827 succeeded in making some crude sugar. He was dismissed by Governor Darling in 1828, but continued to advocate the development of canegrowing in New South Wales. Scott claimed to have supplied many planters with advice and with cane for planting when the industry made a second start on the northern rivers of New South Wales and in Queensland. Captain Louis Hope, the first commercially successful plantation owner in Australia, obtained some of his cane cuttings from Scott, who was later granted a small pension in official recognition of his pioneering work. He was given a grant of land at Point Clare, near Gosford in New South Wales, and died there in 1881. The village of Tascott, near Gosford, perpetuates his name.



Peter Cokley


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The following CSR historical book from 1956 is downloadable by individual chapters. The total is about one GB (one Gigabyte), so do it when it agrees with your personal download limits, or do at a public library etc. The following website shows individual chapter headings and the file size of each chapter. Cheers Peter Cokley

Lowndes, AG. ‘South Pacific enterprise: The Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited’. Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1956 ,_._,___


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