Biographical entry Gepp, Herbert William (Bert) (1877 - 1954)


28 September 1877
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
14 April 1954
Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, Australia
Industrialist, Mining Metallurgist, Public Servant, Publicist and Writer of Inscription


Herbert William (Bert) Gepp was a mining metallurgist, manager, public servant, industrialist and publicist. He was born in 1877 in Adelaide, South Australia. In 1917 Gepp became general manager of the Electrolytic Zinc Company of Australasia Ltd. In 1924 he was elected president of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Gepp became a Commonwealth public servant in 1926 and was appointed chairman of the Development and Migration Commission. In 1934 he became director of the North Australian Aerial Geological and Geophysical Survey and from 1942 to 1945 served as chairman of the Central Cargo Control Committee.


Kennedy, B.E. Gepp, Sir Herbert William (Bert) (1877-1954), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 1981, accessed online 29 July 2013.