Ernest Julius Wunderlich

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Ernest Julius Wunderlich (16 May 1859 – 11 April 1945) was an Australian arts patron, asbestos manufacturer, autobiographer/memoirist, metal goods manufacturer and tiles manufacturer. He is the dedicatee of Alfred Hill's String Quartet No. 2.[1]

Early life[edit]

Wunderlich was born in Islington, London, England on 16 May 1859.

Business life[edit]

Wunderlich founded a Wunderlich Limited in 1885 which specialised in Wunderlich decorative metal panels mostly used for ceilings.[2]

Later life[edit]

Wunderlich died in Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales on 11 April 1945.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hill, Alfred; Stiles, Allan (2006), String quartet no. 2 in G minor : a Maori legend in four scenes for string quartet, Stiles Music Publications, retrieved 4 May 2017 
  2. ^ "History - Wunderlite Reproduction Panels". Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Walsh, G. P. "Wunderlich, Ernest Julius (1859–1945)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 18 February 2012.