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Biographical entry Perdriau, Henry (1845 - 1935)

6 December 1845
Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
17 November 1935
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Merchant and Manufacturer


Henry Perdriau began importing and cutting up bulk rubber for railway-carriage buffers in the early 1880s. In 1885 he began manufacturing rubber goods for mechanical, agricultural, surgical, mining and general purposes. He formed the Perdriau Robber Co. Ltd in 1904, with himself as chairman. In 1928-35, after the company amalgamated with the Dunlop Rubber Co. of Australasia Ltd, he was a director of Dunlop-Perdriau Rubber Co. Ltd.

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  • Walsh, G. P., 'Perdriau, Henry (1845-1935), rubber merchant and manufacturer, and Stephen Edward (1858-1931), surveyor', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 200-201. Also available at Details

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Rosanne Walker