George Powell

George Powell (c1838-1924)

Founder Commercial Travellers’ Association & Soldier

Location: CofE*ZF*285

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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