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SPIRIT BURNER WICK

Overview

White cotton twine twisted together to form a wick. Spare wick in base of receptacle

Historical information

Wine making equipment used by Clement Edward Pike who was the manager of the Derry Na Sura Vineyard from 1938 to the late 1940s. Clement Pike was born in South Australia in 1899 where he leant to be a vigneron and owned his own vineyard, exhibiting his wines in London in the 1920s. He moved to Western Australia in the 1930s. He returned to South Australia following the closure of the vineyard in the late 1940s.
He brought with him a variety of equipment to test the quality and composition of the wine and fortified wines being produced at Derry Na Sura. He also brought with him equipment to produce sparkling wine but the machine was destroyed in a fire at the cellars in 1940.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-33-COA2004.3C
Material
Statement of significance

HIGH
Wine making equipment used by Clement Pike the manager of the Derry Na Sura Vineyard in Armadale from 1938-c1948. Derry Na Sura was one of the largest vineyards in Western Australia in the early 1900s. The economic impact of the Great Depression and World War II saw investment in the winery diminish with it eventually closing in the late 1940s.

City of Armadale - History House

City of Armadale - History House

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