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Alan Kohler: Hail the Heroes of Aussie Productivity.

on March 27, 2013 News with 0 comments

“And who are they, these Australian manufacturing heroes? Well they’re not household names, but they are worth celebrating. Here’s ten of the best: …” “No.5 D. A. Christie, which makes barbecues for public parks and has been incredibly innovative since starting in 1970 and is just getting better.”

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Christie Parksafe. began business as an Electrical Engineering and Contracting company operating on the Mornington Peninsula area of Victoria, Australia. In the early 1970’s they perceived the need for easy access to outdoor entertaining and conceived the idea of producing fixed electrical public cooking facilities in attractive environmental outdoor settings for public use. In 1974 they began selling these products to Municipal Councils throughout Australia; with the most prominent being the highly successful number along Alexandra Avenue on the bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne. In addition there are in excess of 500 units on Queensland’s Gold Coast and 500 units in Australia’s Capital, Canberra.: