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Felton, Douglas Underwood (1886–1955)

Douglas Felton, n.d.

Douglas Felton, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 November 1955

Mr. Douglas Underwood Felton, chairman of the local board for Australia of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co. Ltd., died at his home in Melbourne on 1st November at the age of 69.

Mr. Felton was educated at The King's School, Parramatta, N.S.W., and after a varied early career, associated particularly with the frozen meat trade in many parts of the world, he joined the New Zealand Loan in 1927. He was branch manager at Rockhampton, Queensland, from 1927 to 1929, and later was manager at Sydney and Brisbane. In 1939 he was appointed Australian general manager of the company, and in 1946 was made chairman of the local board. He retired as general manager in 1952, but was still the company's chairman of the board in Australia at the time of his death.

Mr. Felton was also a director of several other companies, mainly closely associated with the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co. Ltd.

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'Felton, Douglas Underwood (1886–1955)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/felton-douglas-underwood-369/text370, accessed 11 August 2022.

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Douglas Felton, n.d.

Douglas Felton, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 November 1955