O'Grady, Francis Phillip (1900-1981

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    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
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)9780522861310
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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