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Biographical entry Nicholas, Alfred Michael (1881 - 1937)

14 September 1881
Majorca, Victoria, Australia
26 February 1937
Sassafras, Victoria, Australia
Pharmacist and Philanthropist


Alfred Nicholas began his career as a grocer, later becoming an importer and merchant. In 1917 he joined his brother George as business manager in G.R. Nicholas & Co. (later known as Nicholas Pty Ltd), which produced aspro. In later years his house at Burnham Beeches was used as a research and development centre by the company. He was a keen gardener, who imported seedlings and shrubs and the staff to tend them.

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  • Smith, Robert Grenville and Barrie, Alexander, Aspro:how a family business grew up, Nicholas International Ltd., Melbourne, 1976. Details

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