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Nobelius, Carl Axel (1851 - 1921)

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Orchardist and Nurseryman
Born: 19 June 1851  Tampere, Finland.  Died: 31 December 1921  Emerald, Victoria, Australia.
Carl Axel Nobelius ran the largest nursery south of the equator. He established his Gembrook Nurseries in Emerald, Victoria in 1890. Six years later, he had two million stock trees and was importing fruit and trees across Australia and to New Zealand, South Africa, India, Japan, Europe and South America. Nobelius even established a large-scale pear and apple orchard in Tasmania. He was a keen experimenter with horticultural techniques and became a highly skilled propagator.

Career Highlights

1871Migrated to Australia (Melbourne)
1884Bought land at Emerald
1890 - Orchard and nursery established (50 acres) at his Emerald property


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 29 August 2005

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