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John Kitchen (1799–1890)

Mr. John Kitchen, for many years senior partner in the firm of John Kitchen and Sons, soap and stearine candle manufacturers, died yesterday at Kew. Mr. Kitchen arrived in the colony in 1853. In the following year he and his sons established a soap manufactory at Emerald Hill. About 1860 they moved to Sandridge and started the factory which has since grown into very large proportions. Mr. John Kitchen retired from the firm about 15 years ago. Mr Kitchen had attained the age of 92, and until a few years ago enjoyed splendid health.

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John Kitchen, n.d.

John Kitchen, n.d.

State Library of Victoria, H30247/44

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6 August, 1890 (aged ~ 91)
Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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