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Mr. George McEwin
Title : Mr. George McEwin Mr. George McEwin
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Date of creation : ca. 1875
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Portrait of George McEwin, founder of Glen Ewin.

McEwin immigrated to South Australia in 1843 from his native Scotland where he was a horticulturalist and arboriculturist of note. He was originally employed by George Anstey to work on his estate at Tea tree Gully, but was not in the position for long before he decided to establish his own vineyards and orchards at Houghton.

McEwin began producing wine on a commercial scale in 1854 and at the end of 1862 had commenced the jam making which would make the Glen Ewin name known around South Australia. McEwin died in August 1885 but his descendants continued manufacturing jams and other products at the Houghton factory until 1988.

Related names :

Glen Ewin (Firm)

Period : 1852-1883
Place : Houghton (S. Aust.)
Region : Mt Lofty Ranges and Eastern Plain
Further reading :

Auhl, Ian. From settlement to city: a history of the District of Tea Tree Gully, 1836-1976, Blackwood, S.A. : Lynton, 1978

'Glen Ewin - mainly jam, 1862-1988', Torrens Valley historical journal, number 42 (December 1994), pp. 2-15

Glen Ewin: more than just jam, [Tea Tree Gully, S. Aust.: Glen Ewin, 1985?]

Records of George McEwin & Son Limited, BRG 202

Internet links :

City of Tea Tree Gullysee: The City: Heritage: Historical Sites and Businesses: McEwin Jam Factory

Glen Ewin Estate

Willabrand Australia



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