Robinson, W. S. (William Sydney) (1876-1963)

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Robinson, W. S. (1876-1963)
Robinson, William Sydney
Robinson, William Sydney (1876-1963)
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Businessman; Industrialist; Diplomat; Company directors; Mining managers
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William Sydney Robinson (1876-1963), businessman, industrialist and diplomat, was born on 2 October 1876 in Melbourne, youngest son of Anthony Bennett Robinson (1831-1908) and his wife Harriet, née...

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William Sydney Robinson was a pioneer in Australia's mineral industry largely based on Broken Hill, New South Wales.

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WS Robinson was one of Australia's most influential businessmen. He and WL Baillieu were the major figures behind the giant Melbourne and London based empire of base and noble metals industries, the Collins House Group. As well as serving as adviser to several Australian Prime Ministers he was closely involved with many leading Australian, British and American politicians and businessmen. Through his career he was associated with all aspects of the Barrier Mines and associated industries. He travelled widely on commercial and Australian Government related matters.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Robinson, William Sydney
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Maurice Alan Edgar Mawby 1904-197
    Wark, I. W. And Ellis, E. G.
    Published: 1980
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 1, 104-128
  3. Robinson, William Sydney (1876-1963)
    Richardson, Peter
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 11, 428-433
  4. If I remember rightly: the memoirs of W. S. Robinson, 1876-1963
    Blainey, Geoffrey
    Published: Cheshire, Melbourne, 1967
  5. Ian William Wark 1899-1985
    Rees, A. L. G.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 4, 533-548
  6. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. If I remember rightly : the memoirs of W.S. Robinson, 1876-1963 / edited by Geoffrey Blainey
    Robinson, W. S. (William Sydney), 1876-1963
    [ Book : 1967-1970 ]
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  2. If I remember rightly : the memoirs of W. S. Robinson, 1876-1963 / edited by G. Blainey
    Robinson, W. S. (William Sydney), 1876-1963
    [ Book : 1967 ]
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  3. Finance and the war / by Wm. S. Robinson
    Robinson, W. S. (William Sydney), 1876-1963
    [ Book : 1915 ]
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  4. Papers
    Robinson, W. S. (William Sydney), 1876-1963
    [ Unpublished : 1914-1963 ]
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  1. If I remember rightly : the memoirs of W.S. Robinson, 1876-1963 / edited by Geoffrey Blainey
    Robinson, W. S. (William Sydney), 1876-1963
    [ Book : 1967-1970 ]
    At 27 libraries
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  2. If I remember rightly : the memoirs of W. S. Robinson, 1876-1963 / edited by G. Blainey
    Robinson, W. S. (William Sydney), 1876-1963
    [ Book : 1967 ]
    At 23 libraries
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  3. [Biographical cuttings on William Sydney Robinson, industrialist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  4. [Bookplate for W.S. Robinson] Lionel Lindsay
    Lindsay, Lionel Sir, 1874-1961
    [ Art work : 1936 ]
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  5. William Sydney Robinson (1876-1963) Howard Barron
    Barron, Howard, 1900-1991
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  6. Papers
    Wilson, W. C
    [ Unpublished : 1948-1962 ]
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  7. From Curtin to Menzies and after : continuity or confrontation? / [by] Fred Alexander
    Alexander, Fred, 1899-1996
    [ Book : 1973 ]
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