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Biographical entry Foletta, George Gotardo (1892 - 1983)

Born
30 January 1892
Northcote, Victoria, Australia
Died
25 April 1983
Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Manufacturer

Summary

George Gotardo Foletta founded Prestige Ltd, a hosiery manufacturer (1922). He was managing director 1937-48, chairman (from 1943), and governing director from 1948. By 1968 the company was producing a complete range of men's, women's and children's clothing. In that year the firm was taken over by Dunlop Australia Ltd and he retired as chairman and governing director.

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  • Worrall, Airlie, 'Foletta, George Gotardo (1892-1973), hosiery and knitwear manufacturer', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996, p. 193. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140206b.htm. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker