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Biographical entry McPherson, Thomas (1822 - 1888)

22 July 1822
Kingussie, Inverness, Scotland
27 December 1888
Merchant and Member of Parliament


Thomas McPherson founded Thomas McPherson & Sons, hardware merchants, in Melbourne in 1860. One of his sons, Hunter, established a Sydney branch in 1881.


Born Kingussie, Inverness, Scotland, 22 July 1822. Died Launceston, Tasmania, 27 December 1888. Arrived Melbourne 1852; started as iron and machinery merchant Collins Street West (later McPherson's Pty Ltd); alderman Bourke ward 1860s; mayor 1870-71.

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