Beaufort hosts Vegemite book launch

Published on 03 May 2023

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It was Vegemite scones all round at the hugely successful launch of the book The True Story of the Man Who Invented an Australian Icon at Beaufort Hall yesterday.

Vegemite was invented by 100 years ago by Cyril Callister who was born in Chute, just north of Beaufort.

Cyril’s grandson, Jamie Callister, tells the fascinating and largely unknown story of this great Australian scientist and the national icon he created in his new book.

Pyrenees Chorale set the scene with a fantastic rendition of “Happy Little Vegemites” before Pyrenees Shire Council Mayor Cr Ron Eason opened the event in front a large crowd.

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Cr Eason was joined by Dan Tehan, Federal Member for Wannon, Adam McNamara, Executive General Manager - Bega Foods and Jamie Callister to unveil a new sign that will be displayed to motorists as they enter Chute.

Beaufort is also home to the Cyril Callister Museum, which is open from Wednesday to Saturday at Servo@23. Find out more at the Cyril Callister Foundation website.

Happy 100th birthday Vegemite!


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