Deposit Z563 - R J Pearson Collection deposit 2

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R J Pearson Collection deposit 2


  • 1916 - 1980 (Creation)

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4 boxes

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(1918 -)

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R J Pearson attended Melbourne High School and completed his education in metallurgical engineering at Melbourne Technical College. In 1937 he joined the staff of Metal Manufactures, Port Kembla where he worked in various positions including Technical Controller, Port Kembla Works; General Manager, Port Kembla Works and Group General Manager - Technical until 1980. On his retirement he was Group General Manager at Head Office in Sydney. He was a member of Wollongong University Council, chairman of the council of Wollongong Institute of Education, and became a Fellow at the University of Wollongong. He was awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to the metallurgy industry on 26 January 1986.

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(1916 - 1989)

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Metal Manufactures Limited was incorporated in Victoria and established in 1916 by the Mt Morgan Company, the Mt Lyell Company, the Hampden-Cloncurry Company and British Insulated & Helsby Cables Ltd. The company's principal shareholder was BICC Ltd, a British company. Metal Manufactures Ltd and its subsidiary companies Cable Makers Australia Pty Ltd and Austral Bronze Crane Copper Ltd were manufacturers of insulated and non-insulated electric cables for energy and communications; copper and brass tubes for plumbing and engineering; plastic pipe for water supply, drainage and irrigation; polyurethane products; and distribution of electrical products for electrical contractors. The company was deregistered in 1989.

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The collection consists of records of Metal Manufactures Limited's Port Kembla Works and its subsidiary companies. Includes memorandum and articles of association, agreements, reports, correspondence, staff records and organisation charts, financial records, and a plan of Port Kembla Works (1973).


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Entered from deposit description on 14 October 2011




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