Alban Atwood

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Alban Atwood was born in Wales. Atwood was the general manager of Rowlands and Lewis’ Ballarat factory in 1887.[1] He died 03 November 1899.[2]


Alban Atwood's name is carved onto the marble of donors at the Ballarat Old Colonists' Hall.[3]



Scarcely a day has passed of late without the record of the death of some old, prominent, and worthy citizen. The latest to pass away is Mr Alban Atwood, who has for many years been associated with the firm of Rowlands and Lewis (now E. Rowlands) and who died last night. Mr Atwood, who was one of Ballarat’s old identities, as well known as he was widely respected, was born at Aberystwith, South Wales, in the year 1837. He was one of a family of twelve — eleven sons and one daughter — of John J. Atwood, a well-known solicitor of that place, where Mr Atwood received his education. Sailing for Australia in the year 1855 in tho ship Ben Nevis, he landed in Melbourne, where he remained but a short time, when he proceeded to Ballarat via Geelong, walking the entire distance. Here he accepted a position in a store, remaining for four months when he secured employment on Mr Frank Henty’s Merino Downs Station in the Western district, at which place he spent twelve months. He next went to Portland, and thence to Melbourne and Geelong; eventually returning to Ballarat in the year 1857, when he entered the service of Messrs Rowlands and Lewis, cordial manufacturers, as traveller and collector. With this firm he remained for many years, when he severed his connection for a time for the purpose of conducting a school, prior to the free and compulsory system of education now in vogue. Upon discontinuing the school he again entered the service of Messrs Rowlands and Lewis, with whom he has since been connected. The funeral will take place on Sunday.[4]

See also

Rowlands Soft Drink Factory

Alban Atwood Jnr

Old Colonists' Association



  1. accessed 15 March 2013.
  2. Ballarat Star, 02 November 1901.
  3., accessed 16 October 2018.
  4. Ballarat Star, 04 November 1899.

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--Clare K.Gervasoni 11:25, 16 October 2018 (AEDT)

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