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Biographical entry Vosz, Heinrich Ludwig (1812 - 1886)

3 May 1812
Bodenwerder, Hanover, Germany
10 March 1886
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Merchant and Manufacturer


Heinrich Ludwig Vosz established himself in Adelaide as a painter, paper-hanger and glazier. He developed a business in the import and sale of glass and as a house decorator and plumber. His business was said to have been the first to manufacture paint in Australia.

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  • Richards, Eric, 'Vosz, Heinrich Ludwig (1812-1886), hardware merchant and paint manufacturer', in Bede Nairn (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 6, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976, p. 335. Also available at Details

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Rosanne Walker