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Biographical entry Newbigin, William Johnstone (1874 - 1927)

12 June 1874
Alnwick, Northumberland, England
20 April 1927
Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
Mechanical engineer and Company director


William Johnstone Newbigin was Chief of the engineering staff of Wm. Adams & Co. Ltd 1906-20 and Managing Director from 1922. He was on the CSIR Executive from 1926 and played a leading role in the formation of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • William Johnstone Newbigin - Records, 1922 - 1927, MS 041; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Journal Articles

  • Newbigin, William Johnstone, 'Some notes on the Parsons steam turbine (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. IV, 1905, pp. 163-191. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.