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Biographical entry Chaffey, George (1848 - 1932)

28 January 1848
Brockville, Ontario, Canada
1 March 1932
California, United States of America
Irrigation expert


George Chaffey established irrigation companies in both Mildura and Renmark with his brother, William, in 1887. The company, Chaffey Brothers Ltd, went into liquidation in 1894 and he returned to the United States in 1897 and undertook irrigation projects there.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Westcott, Peter, 'Chaffey, George (1848-1932), irrigation pioneer, engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, and William Benjamin (1856-1926), agriculturist and irrigation planner', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 599-601. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • Miller, Glenn, 'The Chaffey Brothers: Irrigation Pioneers', Australian Heritage, vol. 2010, Autumn, 2010, pp. 57-63. Details

Online Resources

See also

Rosanne Walker