Munn Family

Scottish born Matthew Adam Munn moved to Merimbula in late 1865 and in partnership with T.S. Mort & W.M. Manning commenced production of white corn flour in 1867 in a substantial stone building, three stories in height with frontage to Market street. By 1871, Munn’s Maizena was supplying the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane markets. When Matthew Adam Munn passed away on 12 August, 1873, his son Armstrong Lockhart Munn took over management of the plant. Before his death, he had built up an estate of farms, leasing them to farmers to ensure a reliable supply of quality maize. He had also acquired sizable holdings of land and stores as well as houses for his employees. By 1903 the Merimbula Maizena works and a large part of the town were entirely the property of the Munn family. In 1931, Armstrong Munn moved to Sydney passing away in March the following year. Matthew Munn was buried in the Pambula Cemetery.