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Biographical entry Edgell, Robert Gordon (Gordon) (1866 - 1948)

6 February 1866
Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia
2 December 1948
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Civil engineer, Farmer and Manufacturer


Robert Gordon (Gordon) Edgell was the first person to can vegetables in Australia when he began canning asparagus in 1926. He registered a public company, Gordon Edgell and Sons Ltd in 1930 and was chairman of directors until 1948.

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  • Fry, K.L., 'Edgell, Robert Gordon (1866-1948), civil engineer, farmer and manufacturer' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 8 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1981), pp. 409-410. Details


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Rosanne Walker