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Biographical entry Gepp, Herbert William (1877 - 1954)

Born
28 September 1877
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
14 April 1954
Kangaroo Ground, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Metallurgist and Industrialist

Summary

Sir Herbert Gepp helped solve the great metallurgical problems of the mining industry in the 1900s and was an apostle of the role of science in industry, government and the economy. He helped establish CSIR and the RACI and promoted enlightened labour policies in industry.

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Award - Gold Medal, London parent institution of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1893 - 1905
Career position - Junior Chemist, Australian Explosives and Chemical Company
1905 - 1906
Career position - Chemist, Zinc Corporation Limited, Broken Hill
1907 - 1914
Career position - Manager, de Bavay's Treatment Company Limited
1915 - 1917
Career position - Australian Government, Zinc sales and munitions manufacture investigations in the United States of America
1917 - 1926
Career position - General Manager, Electrolytic Zinc Company
1924 -
Chair - President, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1926 - 1930
Career position - Chairman, Commonwealth Development and Migration Commission
1930 - 1936
Career position - Part-time Consultant, Commonwealth Government of Australia
1931 - 1936
Career position - Technical Consultant, Australian Paper Manufacturers Limited
1936 - 1950
Career position - General Manager, Australian Paper Manufacturers Limited
1950 -
Chair - President, Society of Chemical Industry of Victoria

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Charles Denton Kemp - Records, 1963 - 1964, MS 1548; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Herbert William Gepp - Records, 1904 - 1949, MS 390; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.