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Neunhoffer, Charles James (1865–1934)

Mr Charles Neunhoffer, head of the Canada Cycle and Motor Co, Melbourne, died suddenly to-day in the Hotel Statler from heart disease.

Mr Neunhoffor was governing director of the Canada Cycle and Motor Co. (Vic.) Pty Ltd and was known in the motor trade all over Australia. He was aged 69 years. Born in Bendigo, he began his working career in the Postal department, and in his spare time raced on the high unicycles, on which he won several important events. His successes led to his being offered a position by the Massey Harris Company, which at that time manufactured bicycles. He became manager of that company, and continued as manager when the business was taken over by the Canada Cycle and Motor Company, which was controlled from the United States. Mr. Neunhoffer eventually bought out the firm's interests in Melbourne, and became governing director of the new company. He was the first president of the Victorian Chamber of Automotive Industries. He made annual visits to the United States, and when he left Melbourne earlier this year he was accompanied by Mrs Neunhoffer. His only daughter is Mrs L. R. Buxton, of Hampton.

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'Neunhoffer, Charles James (1865–1934)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/neunhoffer-charles-james-16322/text28275, accessed 22 November 2017.

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