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Smith, Fergus Voss (1880–1946)

Mr Fergus Voss Smith died at his home in Grange rd, Toorak, on Sunday after a brief illness. Mr Voss Smith, who was born at Williamstown, was the son of the late Mr Howard Smith, a former manager of the head office of the Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd.

Educated at Carlton College and in England, Mr Voss Smith returned to Melbourne and graduated as a Bachelor of Mining Engineering. After leaving the University he accompanied Professor Gregory's party as mineralogist on an exploration of Central Australia. Later he was appointed general manager of Block 14 Mine, Broken Hill, and spent the next 27 years of his life there. At one time he was president of Broken Hill Club.

Mr Voss Smith had various mining interests, and was a director of King Island Scheelite and Cocks Pioneer Gold and Tin Mines. He was a former vice-president and for 23 years on the council of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He is survived by a widow and son. The funeral was at Springvale Crematorium yesterday afternoon. Arrangements were by A. A. Sleight.

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'Smith, Fergus Voss (1880–1946)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/smith-fergus-voss-16996/text28866, accessed 19 July 2019.

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