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Cooper, William (1856–1952)

William Cooper, 1928 [detail]

William Cooper, 1928 [detail]

The Friends’ School Collection

Mr. William Cooper, chairman of the Board of Governors of The Friends’ School, Hobart, for more than 25 years, died in Sydney on Wednesday, in his 96th year.

Mr. Cooper was a member of the board for many years before his election as chairman. He resided in Sydney, and until a few years ago was regularly in the chair of the school speech night.

Mr. Cooper came to Australia late in the past century as Australian manager for Cadbury Bros., of Bournville. He continued in that office until the First World War when imports ceased.

In 1919 it was decided to set up a manufacturing establishment in Tasmania, and this was completed in 1921 under the title Cadbury-Fry-Pascall Ltd.

Mr Cooper became chairman of directors, holding that position for some years.

Two of his sons, Messrs. W. L. and J. H. Cooper, reside in Hobart. Other members of the family are in Sydney.

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'Cooper, William (1856–1952)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cooper-william-23938/text32842, accessed 21 May 2019.

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