Biographical entry Lysaght, John (1832 - 1895)
John Lysaght set up the Victoria Galvanized Iron & Wire Company in Melbourne in 1880, with branches in the other colonies. In 1899 this importing firm was replaced by Lysaght's Galvanized Iron Pty Ltd, with a nephew, Herbert Lysaght, as a director, Sydney manager and Queensland supervisor.
John also set up a wire netting factory which was run by two of his sons and which was eventually acquired by BHP.
- Walsh, G.P., 'Lysaght, Herbert Royse (1862-1940), manufacturer', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, p. 191. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100184b.htm. Details
- 'Lysaght John (1832-18951231)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1477132. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_l.html. Details
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