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Biographical entry Delprat, Guillaume Daniel (1856 - 1937)

1 September 1856
Delft, Holland, Netherlands
15 March 1937
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Metallurgist and Engineer


Guillaume Delprat, after studying engineering and physics in Holland and working in Spain and England, joined BHP Ltd as assistant to the General Manager 1898. He was himself General Manager 1899-1921 and worked with A.D. Carmichael on the flotation process.

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Archival resources

Broken Hill Proprietary Co Ltd

  • Guillaume Daniel Delprat - Records, 1898 - 1929; Broken Hill Proprietary Co Ltd. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Guillaume Daniel Delprat - Records, 1823 - 1937, MS 1630; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Osborne, Graeme, 'Delprat, Guillaume Daniel (1856-1937), Engineer, Metallurgist and Pioneer Industrialist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 8 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1981), pp. 274-276. Details


See also

McCarthy, G.J.