List of Frankston People - Business and Society

Business and Society

  • Dame Beryl Beaurepaire, AC, DBE, philanthropist and women's rights campaigner.
  • Sir Laurence Hartnett, CBE - Australian automotive pioneer and the "father" of GM Holden. ("Hartnett Drive" in Seaford industrial area named in his honour)
  • Sir John Holland, AC - philanthropist, engineering and construction magnate and founder of John Holland Group.
  • Anthony JJ Lucas - philanthropist, businessman and the Consulate-General of Greece in Australia from 1931-46. (Resided at "Yamala" in Frankston)
  • Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, AC, DBE, philanthropist and mother of international media magnate Rupert Murdoch.
  • Bill Pratt, AM - founder of Pratt's Stores, later Safeway (Australia), now a part of Woolworths Limited.
  • Thomas Ritchie - founder of Ritchie's Stores, now affiliated with IGA.
  • Harry Wragge, AM - telecommunications pioneer, developed the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN).

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