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Biographical entry Jeffery, Robert Ewen Alexander (1884 - 1966)

3 June 1884
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
27 September 1966
Analytical chemist and Accountant


Robert Jeffery established Bardsleys Ltd, of which he was joint Managing Director responsible for research and analytical work. He was an expert on essential oils, perfumes and essences. After World War II he turned to accountancy as a profession.


Born 3 June 1884, Goulburn. Died 27 September 1966, Sydney. Educated Sydney Technical College (ASTC, Chemistry). John Bardsley & Co, later established Bardsleys Ltd (joint Managing Director, responsible for research and analytical work), Assistant Departmental Head, Refrigeration Gas Section, Commonwealth Department of Supply during World War II, accountant after World War II till 1960. Pioneer member, Sydney Technical College Chemical Society, President 1930.

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