An Aussie Success Story

Mervyn Victor RICHARDSON was born at Yarramalong in 1893 when his father, Archibald, was the teacher at Yarramalong School. The family left Yarramalong in 1895. Though his father was a teacher, Mervyn’s schooling did not go beyond a Primary education. He nevertheless became a multi‐millionaire by inventing the VICTA rotary mower in 1952.

Victa Mower

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SOURCES: These history notes are contributed to Valley Ventures by one of our members, Max Farley;  www.vintagemowers.net;Powerhouse Museum – Victa motor mower manufacturing archive.

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