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Biographical entry MacGibbon, John McClew (1887 - 1977)

8 January 1887
Brisbane?, Queensland, Australia
6 June 1977


John MacGibbon was Chief Chemist at the Proserpine [Sugar] Mill 1913-1921, and a chemist member of the Central Cane Prices Board 1921-1951.


Born 8 January 1887. Died 6 June 1977. Cadet, Government Chemical Laboratory, ca 1904-07, Mines and Smelters, Hampden near Cloncurry for 3 years ca 1910-13, Chief Chemist, Proserpine Mill 1913-21, chemist member, Central Cane Prices Board 1921-51, technical adviser, Proprietary Millers Association 1951-57. Munitions factory work, UK during World War II, including a term as Chief Chemist at Queensferry, the longest munitions factory in the country. President, Queensland Society of Sugar Cane Technologists.

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