Norman Augustus HUNTER , 18791968 (aged 88 years)

Name
Norman Augustus /HUNTER/
Given names
Norman Augustus
Surname
HUNTER
Occupation

Ran this business for several years and then handed the business to two of his brothers.

Occupation

Then he moved his family back to Emu Plains in 1910 where he established the then largest Citrus orchard in the Southern Hemisphere.

The orchard was kept going by his sons and was only sold in the 1970’s.

Occupation

In about 1922 he was voted onto the board of “Miss Bishops” to oversee the liquidation of the company and instead turned the company into the largest Catering business in Sydney. regularly catering for huge functions , including the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1936 and regularly, doing the Cricket, Racing Tennis and Railways. In the 1950’s the Company was on-sold to David Jones.

Award

This was the official coronation commemorative medal and was announced on the 30th April 1953 for award (after the coronation) to selected individuals throughout Britain and the Commonwealth. Recipients included members of the armed forces, various government ministers, public servants and officials, police etc. a total of 129,051 medals were awarded.

Note

Was a baker and business man. He purchased and ran Hunter Bakery in Wauchope for many years later handing the business of now bakery/Store/Auctioneer over to two of his brother. Then he moved his family back to Emu Plains in 1910 where he established the then largest Citrus orchard in the Southern Hemisphere. In about 1922 he was voted onto the board of “Miss Bishops” to oversee the liquidation of the company and instead turned the company into the largest Catering business in Sydney. regularly catering for huge functions , including the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1936 and regularly, doing the Cricket, Racing Tennis and Railways. In the 1950’s the Company was on-sold to David Jones. The orchard was kept going by his sons and was only sold in the 1970’s. Norman Augustus and his son Norman McLean were were given the role of catering for entire Western Sydney should Sydney be bombed and emergency food be required. This necessitated a close report with the RAAF Base at Richmond as many stores were being kept there during the war and many visits and flights for Norman jnr during the war.