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    Percy Ash
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(Material researched & presented by Barbara Armstrong)


[1862 - 1951]


Percy Ash was the second son (fourth child) of Edward Ash, who established a pharmacy in Elizabeth Street. According to his obituary, Percy was born at Hobart and educated at Horton College, Ross. He was indentured to his father's business, and after his father's death, became its owner.


Over the years, he was associated with many philanthropic and welfare organisations in Hobart: chairman of the Hobart Benevolent Society, governor of the Kennerley Boys' Home, member of the Royal Hobart Hospital Board, trustee of the Hobart Homœopathic Hospital, director of the Hobart Mutual Permanent Building Society, director of C.D. Haywood Pty Ltd, committee member of the Institution for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb, and a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Tasmania. He was also one of the oldest members of the Royal Hobart Bowling Club.


In July 1928 there was a proposal from the Homœopathic Hospital committee that the various hospitals join together to hold a "hospital day" in Southern Tasmania . Percy Ash, along with W.W. Osborne, was the delegate for the Homœopathic Hospital.


In 1942 the Hobart Rotary Club placed his name on the club's honour roll.


Mr Ash was not married, and lived with his sister, Elizabeth Beatrice Ash and his younger brother, Ernest at 1 Proctors Road.


(For more details see the document on Homœopathic Pharmacies, Dispensaries & Manufacturers)



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    Wednesday, 26 October 2011
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    Thursday, 13 November 2014