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Biographical entry Schlapp, Herman Henry (1854 - 1938)

6 March 1854
Fort Madison, Iowa, United States of America
7 September 1938
Toorak, Victoria, Australia


Herman Schlapp, born in the USA, was appointed metallurgist in charge of smelting at BHP Co. Ltd 1886. He later worked as a consultant mining engineer (Knox, Schlapp & Co., Melbourne) from 1893 and was closely involved with the development at Mount Lyell, Tasmania.

Archival resources

Broken Hill Proprietary Co Ltd

  • Herman Henry Schlapp - Records, 1887; Broken Hill Proprietary Co Ltd. Details

Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre

  • Herman Henry Schlapp - Records, 1893 - 1930; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.