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George Whitcomb
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1803
End Date:
19 Feb 1881
George Whitcomb (ca.1803-1881) arrived in Van Diemens Land in the 1820s. He worked as a Customs clerk and a warehouse keeper before becoming Manager of the smelting works established by Askin Morrison and Charles Swanston at a property in Rosny acquired by the Derwent Bank in 1849. Whitcomb's later business interests included the Mersey and Deloraine Tramway, the Fingal Quartz Crushing Co and the Hobart Gas Co.
Information Sources:
'Supreme Court. Wednesday, December 18th. Thompson v Walker', Hobarton Guardian 25 Dec 1850, p.3;;'The late Mr George Whitcomb', Mercury (Hobart) 22 Feb 1881, p.2
Functions Performed:
Tasmanian businesses
Series Created By Agency:
CRO86 Business Records01 Oct 1826