Hudson, Ian George

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Hudson, Ian George

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c. 1917 -


Ian George Hudson is a member of the family of timber merchants descending from William Hudson who established a timber business first in New Zealand and later in Australia. The family carried on timber businesses in Redfern and Glebe known as Hudson Bros, and later, George Hudson Pty Ltd. Ian Hudson's father, Alfred, established a timber merchants and building suppliers in Ashfield in 1927 known as A Hudson & Sons. Ian Hudson himself set up a timber company in Parramatta Road Leichhardt, in 1936, which operated as A Hudson Pty Ltd with a chain of nine retails stores and two wholesale businesses. In 1982 Hudson retired and his son, Roger, became Director of the A Hudson group of companies. In 1986 Hudson produced a history of the timber industry, Gift of God - friend of man: a story of the timber industry in NSW, 1788-1986, written with Paul Henningham.



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historian; merchant

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Entered from deposit description on 19 September 2011




Ian Hudson and Paul Henningham. Gift of God - Friend of Man: A Story of the Timber Industry in New South Wales 1788-1986 (1986)

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