Wunderlich, Frederick Otto (1861-1951)

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WUNDERLICH BROTHERS: Ernest (Henry Charles) Julius (1859-1945), Frederick Otto (1861-1951), and Alfred (1865-1966), manufacturers, were born on 16 May 1859, 28 June 1861 and 8 July 1865 at Islington, London,...

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Frederick Wunderlich was a co-founder of the firm which became known as Wunderlich Ltd - specialists in terracotta products. At first all products were imported but from 1910 local produced was established at the Wunderlich works in Brunswick, Victoria. The firm grew into a highly successful company with branches in all Australian States and in Wellington, New Zealand. Wunderlich Ltd was the first Australian firm to introduce a 44 hour week without a pay reduction (1908) and in 1914 started a profit-sharing scheme for employees. Wunderlich was in fact a practicing doctor before migrating to Australia in 1900. However upon arrival in Sydney he joined his brothers Ernest and Alfred in the Wunderlich Patent Ceiling & Roofing Co. Ltd. He concentrated on the administrative, technical and scientific aspects of the company. He became a life director of Wunderlich Ltd when the company united with Rocke.

  • Education - Bach.es Lettres completed at the Universit√© de Lausanne in Switzerland
  • Career position - Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Education - Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London (LRCP, St Bartholemew's Hospital in London
  • Career position - Practised medicine in London
  • Education - Dip. Pub. Health RCPS completed at St Bartholemew's Hospital
  • Life event - Migrated to Australia (Sydney)
  • Career position - Life Director of Wunderlich Ltd

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  1. Wunderlich, Frederick Otto
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Wunderlich, Frederick Otto (1861-1951), [Medical Practitioner and Manufacturer]
    Walsh, G. P.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 12, 587-589

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  1. LEGALLY QUALIFIED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 22 May 1900 [Issue No.493] p 3977

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