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Alfred Nicholas
Businessman

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Aspro was invented by Alfred's brother George Nicholas and developed in Melbourne  between 1915 and 1917. Alfred Nicholas and Henry Woolf Shmith were key to its successful manufacturing and marketing. By 1940 it had become the world's most widely used headache treatment.

He is buried at Brighton Cemetery.

Alfred Nicholas Gardens
Alfred Nicholas Gardens
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Burnham Beeches Estate

This lavish estate was built for Alfred Nicholas (developer of Aspro) and his family. It exudes 1920s chic and you would not be surprised to see a Hispano Suza glide up the driveway with young men in boaters and young ladies with parasols. The Alfred Nicholas Gardens (see left) with their extensive water features are open to the public.

Sherbrook Road, Sherbrook
10am - 5pm daily

(See also the Nicholas Building - the city 'skyscraper' built for Nicholas)

Some useful resources on inventions and inventors:

Aboriginal Inventions
Alfred Nicholas
Australian Inventions
Australian Inventors
Developing Inventions
Henry Sutton
James Harrison
John Furphy
Lord Howard Florey
Pro Hart
Who is the Inventor?
William Ramsay