Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Whose Lamington?

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Whose Lamington?

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Byline: HAMISH BROOME Hamish.Broome@northernstar.com.au

BELOVED staple of CWAs across the nation and consumed at a rate of more than eight million a week, the lamington's iconic Aussie status is beyond doubt.

Now one true lamington worshipper has channelled his love of the humble chocolate-coconut sponge into an academic adventure through reams of documents a century-old.

Maurice French, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Southern Queensland, has written a book called The Lamington Enigma.

Professor French spent two years attempting to resolve a long-running stoush over the exact origins of the scoffable treat.

Lord Lamington was the eighth Governor of Queensland, who served from 1896 to 1901, but it wasn't the Lord himself who came up with the idea of course, but one of his tireless kitchen staff.

Lamington's French-born head chef Armand Galland is most frequently cited as its creator, but there are others in the mix as well. …

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