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Biographical entry Edgell, Robert Gordon (Gordon) (1866 - 1948)

Born
6 February 1866
Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Died
2 December 1948
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Civil engineer, Farmer and Manufacturer

Summary

Robert Gordon (Gordon) Edgell was the first person to can vegetables in Australia when he began canning asparagus in 1926. He registered a public company, Gordon Edgell and Sons Ltd in 1930 and was chairman of directors until 1948.

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  • Fry, K.L., 'Edgell, Robert Gordon (1866-1948), civil engineer, farmer and manufacturer', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 409-410. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080434b.htm. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker