Harvie Picken

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John Harvie Picken
Born March 1888
Melbourne, Australia
Died Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Entrepreneur Businessman Philanthropist
Children James, Donalda

John Harvie Picken (born March 1888, Melbourne, Australia) was a prominent Australian businessman and member of the Picken family.


Picken lived in Toorak, Victoria, Australia.

Family life[edit]

Harvie had two children, James Douglas and Donalda Mairi. James Douglas Picken had two sons, Ian Douglas and Kenneth John.

Other information[edit]

Life member of Mercantile Rowing Club
Member of Kingston Heath Golf Club
Member of the West Brighton Club - where a trophy named the Menzies Picken trophy is co-named with his friend Robert Menzies (former Prime Minister of Australia).
Committee member of the VATC (today the Melbourne Racing Club) - where a race was named after him the "$22,000 Harvie Picken Super Vobis Handicap 3YO RB 0-72 1200M"
President of the Australian Chamber of Manufacturers 1953-54 (today the AusIndustry Group.
Practising Freemason - Naval and Military Club Melbourne[citation needed]
Major supporter of the Australian National Gallery in St Kilda Road Melbourne

See also[edit]



  • E.K. Sinclair, "The Spreading Tree, A history of APM and Amcor 1844-1989", Allen and Unwin, 1990

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