Mr. Robert Harvey, Commercial Stores, Port Cygnet; Butcher, Baker, and General Storekeeper ; Fruit Merchant, Orchardist, Landowner, and Investor ; Sawmill Owner, and proprietor of the Mount Cygnet Coal Mines.
Mr. Harvey was born in Port Cygnet in 1855. He commenced business twenty two years ago, and now owns the largest business in Southern Tasinania, outside Hobart. He was one of the first shippers of apples to London, and has packed large quantities of fruit for that market every year since.
He also established fruit drying and preserving works, which are the largest and most complete in the colony. Here are manufactured the celebrated "R.H." brand of evaporated apples, cider, etc., which have a large and increasing sale.
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