O'Grady, Francis Phillip (1900-1981

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    Abstract

    Francis Phillip O’Grady (1900-1981), engineer and public servant, was born on 9 December 1900 at The barton, Adelaide, eldest of seven children of Irish-Catholic parents, John Micheal O’Grady, labourer, and his wife Hannah, née Hiskey. Frank’s family lived in a small whitewashed, mud-brick cottage, shared with his father’s four brothers. As a boy he developed an interest in practical electronics, a passion that became both his profession and his hobby
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAustralian Dictionary of Biography
    EditorsMelanie Nolan
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherMelbourne University Press
    Pages1-1
    Number of pages1
    Volume18
    ISBN (Print)9780522861310
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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