George Powell

Founder Commercial Travellers’ Association & Soldier In Brief

An obituary in The Argus notes that Powell as the former president of the Commercial Travellers’ Association from 1892-93 and “a leading member of the association for nearly 40 years”.  A bachelor, Powell was believed to have fought in the New Zealand Maori Wars and was employed by “Groves McVilty Pty Ltd” representing the firm in the north-east district “and was well-known and popular identity on the roads” until his retirement around 1914.  Powell died on 9 June 1924 and was buried by “W G Apps and Sons” two days later.



The Age 11 June 1924.

The Argus 11 June 1924.

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