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Reference to index of photographs, obituary and interview with the daughter of Arthur James Drysdale 1887 - 1971

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Drysdale, Arthur James (2010) Reference to index of photographs, obituary and interview with the daughter of Arthur James Drysdale 1887 - 1971. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A. J. Drysdale (1887-1971) was a business man - first as a travelling butcher, then he built up a motor car business with a Ford car agency (sold in 1932). He bought Wrest Point in 1935 and built a luxury hotel, where he had planned a casino, and sold it in 1947. In 1954 he began the Tasmanian Lotteries, noted for their large prizes, which once included Hadley's Hotel, Hobart. Drysdale had polio when young and also suffered from failing sight. His daughter, Norah Bates, and son-in-law assisted with the business and (1971) held the business records.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, van diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, index,
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: University of Tasmania Library, Special and Rare Materials Collection - Private Deposit D.10
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2011 03:52
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2011 00:41
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10912
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