Nycander in Australia

Emil Nycander was born i Sweden but settled down i Australia with his english wife. He probaly also died in Australia in the 1930s. He had the company Nycander & Co. Pty Ltd who had the brand Nycander Vinegar.  A famous sign made by the company is still visible in Melbourne.
He donated most of his money to the University of Uppsala in Sweden. This donation is still active in 2007. Emil didn´t have any children so for many years no Nycanders lived in Australia.

But at least since 1980 there are now Nycanders in Australia again living in Adelaide and in Sidney. Some decendants from the Peruvian part has moved to Australia.

About Nycander Vinegar in Australia, see article below in Wikipedia:

This is undoubtedly Melbourne’s favourite heritage neon sign. Audrey the Skipping Girl was erected for Nycander & Co. Pty Ltd. (who owned the brand Skipping Girl Vinegar) in 1936. Despite becoming a much loved Melbourne icon, the original sign fell into disrepair and was removed in 1968. A replica sign was re-created for the Crusader Plate Company in 1970, in an attempt to salvage this icon. (The vinegar company had moved to Altona without a desire to keep the sign). Crusader’s new sign was placed in its present location above their factory, which has since been turned into offices and apartments. The sign’s design was somewhat altered from the original.”
View of the Skipping Girl sign in Victoria streetscape
View of the Skipping Girl sign in Victoria streetscape

The Skipping Girl Sign or Skipping Girl Vinegar Sign, originally known as Little Audrey, is possibly the first animated neon sign in Australia, located off Victoria Street in the inner Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford. The sign shows an animation of a little girl playing with a skipping rope.

It was erected at the Nycander factory on 627 Victoria Street in 1936 to advertise Nycander Vinegar. The sign was removed in 1968 and a smaller replica was installed in 1970 at 651 Victoria Street and it now advertises "Skipping Girl" brand vinegar. The replica has been listed by the National Heritage Trust.

The Encyclopedia of Melbourne, eds. Andrew Brown-May and Shurlee Swain, p. 664.