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Drummond, Andrew (1880–1957)

The death of Mr. Andrew Drummond, prominent city jeweller and sportsman, on 28th January at the age of 77, will be regretted not only in Melbourne, but also by many friends throughout Victoria, Riverina, and wider afield.

Mr. Drummond came from England in 1899 to be associated with his uncle, the late William Drummond, in the well known firm of jewellers, Wm. Drummond and Co. In 1917 he became the sole proprietor and remained so until 1950, when the business was converted to a public company. He retained a seat on the board and took an active interest in the affairs of the company until his death.

Mr. Drummond was always deeply interested in primary production in Australia and realised that the well being of the country in general, and himself in particular, depended vitally on the prosperity of the primary producer, especially the woolgrower. He, therefore, never missed an opportunity of discussing the season's prospects with the many graziers who visited his showrooms. He closely followed wool prices and trends and once remarked they gave him six months advance notice of trading conditions in his own business.

In 1942 his interest in the wool industry became even more personal when his only daughter married Mr. E. R. Simson, a grazier in the Hamilton district of Victoria.

Original publication

  • Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 February 1957, p 149 (view original)

Citation details

'Drummond, Andrew (1880–1957)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/drummond-andrew-327/text328, accessed 23 September 2019.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1880
England

Death

28 January 1957

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