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OATLEY, Charles Wake (1857-1922). Charles Oatley was born on 11 December 1857 and joined Lyons in about 1892 as an advisor in decorative work. His knowledge was not only confined to decoration but he had a mastery of all aspects of building work which the Board recognised when they put him in charge of the Construction Department. Essentially practical, he was given a free hand of interior decorative work and was responsible for the design of the first teashop which Lyons opened in 1894. Described as an Architect/Surveyor Oatley was appointed to the Board in 1898 and remained a director until his death in 1922.