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H. P. Ogilvie (?–1953)

The death of Mr. H. P. Ogilvie, of the firm of H. P. Ogilvie and Co., chartered accountants, Melbourne, on 21st December, brought to a close a career closely connected with the Victorian meat industry, as he had for many years been the secretary of the Victorian Meat Exporters' Association, the Victorian Wholesale Butchers' Association, the Victorian Meat Canners' Association, and the Boiling Down Trades' Association.

During his long association with these organisations Mr. Ogilvie saw the transition from solo slaughtering to the chain system in the meat export works, and by his active interest in the negotiations which led to the formation in 1929 of the Australian Overseas Transport Association he assisted in devis¬ing a plan which since has ensured regular shipment for refrigerated cargoes to overseas markets. He was chairman of the Victorian Exporters' Overseas Transport Committee at the time of his death.

Mr. Ogilvie also took a keen interest in the academic life of his profession, having been a past president of the Incorporated Institute of Accountants, and was a member of the Victorian council of the Australian Society of Accountants. He was also a member of the Faculty of Commerce at Melbourne University and Consul for Uruguay in Melbourne.

He leaves a widow and a married daughter, and his passing will be deeply mourned by his many friends. The esteem in which he was held was evidenced by the many mourners who attended his funeral, including the Prime Minister (Mr. Robert Menzies), Sir William Angliss, members of the Consular Corps, and many prominent Melbourne business and professional men.

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21 December, 1953