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William Lawrence Baillieu : Founder of Australia's Greatest Business Empire


Born in Queenscliff in 1859, William Lawrence Baillieu rose from a humble background to become a successful auctioneer during Melbourne's feverish land boom of the 1880s. He quickly built a large fortune, only to lose it all in the crash of the early 1890s. Ever the astute and daring entrepreneur, he resurrected his fortunes, and those of his family, beginning with real estate, share trading and gold mining and going on to build Australia's greatest diversified business empire. Working closely with Herbert Hoover and WS Robinson, Baillieu had the vision and leadership to pioneer minerals flotation processes that revived the fortunes of Broken Hill. He founded the the Collins House group, which dominated read more

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ISBN:

9781742702452

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

480

Dimensions:

24cm x 16cm

RRP:

$65.00

Category:

Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 March 2012

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Peter Yule