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George Finkel
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1909
End Date:
28 Feb 1975
George Irvine Finkel, born in South Shields, Durham, England, in 1909, was the eldest son of George Edward Finkel and his wife Grace Amy, nee Stephenson. An engineer in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, George came to Australia in 1952 on loan to the Royal Australian Navy. He settled in Valley Heights in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, New South Wales. He wrote many books for children including biographies, adventure stories and historical novels. He also completed a series of history books "From Colony to Commonwealth". George Finkel died in February 1975.
Information Sources:
"Matthew Flinders: Explorer and Scientist" and "Tasmania: 1803-1900" by George Finkel; Free BDM Ancestry Library Edition; 1911 UK Census; NSW BDM.
Functions Performed:
Arts and culture
Series Created By Agency:
LMSS378 Matthew Flinders: Explorer and Scientist01 Jan 197031 Dec 1973