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Biographical entry Gerard, Alfred Edward (1877 - 1950)

Born
11 August 1877
Aberdeen, South Australia, Australia
Died
13 October 1950
Occupation
Merchant

Summary

Alfred Edward Gerard founded Gerard & Goodman, an electrical merchandising business in Adelaide (1907). In 1921 he founded Gerard Industries, the first in Australia to manufacture conduit fittings for sheet metals so that they could expand or contract. His four sons later joined the business, which manufactured Clipsal products and was still in family hands in the 1980s.

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  • Warden, Alan, 'Gerard, Alfred Edward (1877-1950), merchant and Aboriginal welfare worker', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 642-643. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080657b.htm. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker