• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3722

Martyn, Nellie (Nell) Constance

(1887 – 1926)
  • Born 12 June, 1887, Charlton Victoria Australia
  • Died 28 November, 1926, Camberwell Victoria
  • Occupation Businesswoman


In 1923, following the death of her father James, Nell Martyn took over as managing director of the Steel Company of Australia. The company specialised in manganese and chrome steel, and employed over 100 workers. Martyn was a popular employer and a regular speaker at YWCA gatherings. When she died of cancer at the age of 39, over 1000 mourners attended her funeral.

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