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Subsequently he advised them on several occasions on pier construction and sea defence.
At one point, while Sir John was in Australia, Mr. Matthews advised the company with regard to the strengthening of the timber revetment which had been breached by the sea during a heavy storm.
c.1885 Sir John Coode and Mr. Matthews designed a sea wall and embankment to exclude the sea from a sufficient area of the foreshore to enable the company to win the ore up to high water mark.
1912 Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice joined the firm of Coode, Son and Matthews, and was a partner in the firm at the time of his death in 1924.
1924 Maurice Fitzgerald Wilson became senior partner at the death of Maurice Fitzmaurice.
Became (by 1927) Coode, Fitzmaurice, Wilson and Mitchell.
See also Coode, Wilson, Mitchell and Vaughan-Lee.