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Bowes Kelly (1852-1930)

1930 Obituary[1]

"The Late Mb. Bowes Kelly.—-A wide circle of mining engineers will learn with regret of the death, on October 16 last, of Mr. Bowes Kelly, at his home in Malvern, Victoria, Australia. Mr. Kelly, who was for many years chairman of Messrs. Broken Hill Proprietary Company, Limited, was born in County Galway, Ireland, in 1852. He came to Australia with his parents when only eight years of age, and, as a young man became interested in mining. He was made a director of the original Broken Hill Company, which was established in 1885, and remained on the board until his death; he was chairman from 1892 to 1922. Mr. Kelly was also interested and, incidentally, helped materially to develop several copper, silver, and zinc-lead mines. In addition to his mining activities he was a director of a number of banking and .industrial companies."

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