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Martyn, Nellie (Nell) Constance (1887 - 1926)

Born
12 June 1887
Charlton, Victoria, Australia
Died
28 November 1926
Camberwell, Victoria
Occupation
Businesswoman

Summary

In 1923, following the death of her father James, Nell Martyn took over as managing director of the Steel Company of Australia. The company specialised in manganese and chrome steel, and employed over 100 workers. Martyn was a popular employer and a regular speaker at YWCA gatherings. When she died of cancer at the age of 39, over 1000 mourners attended her funeral.

Barbara Lemon

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