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Biographical entry Robinson, Herbert Edward (1857? - 1933)

Born
1857?
Winchster, Hampshire, England
Died
17 January 1933
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Map publisher

Summary

Herbert Edward Robinson was the founder of H.E.C. Robinson Ltd, which became a subsidiary of Angus & Robertson in 1959. He was a friend and technical collaborator of Sir Edgeworth David and helped to produce David's monumental large-scale "Geological Map of the Commonwealth of Australia" in 1932.

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6 January 1858
Life event - Baptised
c. 1863
Life event - Arrived in Australia (New South Wales?)
c. 1879
Career position - Draughtsman in the Public Service
1882 - 1888
Career position - Higinbotham, Robinson & Harrison established
1885
Career position - Founder of the (Royal) Geographical Society of Australasia
c. 1889 - c. 1894
Career position - Contract Draughtsman with the Department of Mines
1895
Career position - Map-publishing business established
1917
Career position - H.E.C. Robinson Ltd officially incorporated
1923
Career position - Delegate to the 1923 Sydney Regional Plan Convention
1925
Career position - Premier Street Guide company bought out

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