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.
- 'McPherson, Thomas (18220722-18881227)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1477091. 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_m.html. Details
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