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Wunderlich, Frederick Otto (1861 - 1951)

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Born: 28 June 1861  Islington, England.  Died: 12 May 1951  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Frederick Otto Wunderlich was a co-founder of the firm which became known as Wunderlich Ltd - specialists in terracotta products. At first all products were imported but from 1910 local produced was established at the Wunderlich works in Brunswick, Victoria. The firm grew into a highly successful company with branches in all Australian States and in Wellington, New Zealand. Wunderlich Ltd was the first Australian firm to introduce a 44 hour week without a pay reduction (1908) and in 1914 started a profit-sharing scheme for employees. Wunderlich was in fact a practicing doctor before migrating to Australia in 1900. However upon arrival in Sydney he joined his brothers Ernest and Alfred in the Wunderlich Patent Ceiling & Roofing Co. Ltd. He concentrated on the administrative, technical and scientific aspects of the company. He became a life director of Wunderlich Ltd when the company united with Rocke.

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1880Bach.es Lettres completed at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland
1885 - Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
1885 Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London(LRCP, St Bartholemew's Hospital in London
c. 1885 - c. 1900Practised medicine in London
1889Dip. Pub. Health RCPS completed at St Bartholemew's Hospital
1900Migrated to Australia (Sydney)
1908 - Life Director of Wunderlich Ltd

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