Russell, Peter Nicol

Foundry owner, philanthropist and university benefactor.

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Born
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
04 Jul 1816
Arrived Sydney
1838
Died
London, England
10 Jul 1905
Occupation
Position
1855
1860
Property
Owner of
1842 - 1855
Relationship
Sibling
Child of
Sibling
Patron
1896

Russell, Peter Nicol

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2012

Engineer and businessman Peter Nicol Russell was a force in manufacturing, importing and sales of all kinds of metal work and engineering supplies, providing components for many large projects in nineteenth-century Sydney. Although he retired to Britain, he endowed the School of Engineering at the University of Sydney, to help it produce a new generation of engineers.