Biographical entry Selby, George William (? - 1950)
- 11 July 1950
- Electrical engineer and Accountant
George William Selby was the first manager of the Australian Electric Company from 1884. He was also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Commonwealth Institute of Accountants and was auditor to the Broken Hill Proprietary Company from 1886-1945.
Established a business as an electrical engineer and accountant. Became manager of the Australian Electric Company 1884, and was the first to manufacture X-ray equipment in Melbourne. Served as auditor to the Broken Hill Proprietary Company for 59 years, from 1886-1945. He was narrowly beaten by Marconi in the race to assemble the first radio, because family commitments prevented his going to England to receive further funds.
Created: 30 June 1997, Last modified: 4 February 2010