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Biographical entry Stone, William (1858 - 1949)

Born
12 May 1858
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Died
25 January 1949
Kew, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Electrical engineer

Summary

William Stone was an Engineer with the Victorian Railways 1883-1920 and Chief Electrical Engineer 1913-1920.He oversaw the electrification of Melbourne's suburban railway which occurred from 1912 to 1919.

Related Corporate Bodies

  • Victorian Institute of Engineers (1883 - 1949)

    President of the Victorian Institute of Engineers

    Date: 1900

  • Victorian Railways (1883 - 1983)

    William Stone held multiple positions with Victorian Railways including, electrical and lighting engineer in the Telegraph Branch (1905 -1912), Chief Electrical Engineer, Electrical Engineering Branch (1913 - 1920c)Member of the Advisory Committee on the utilization of brown coal (1917 - 1920c)

    Date: 1893 - 1920

Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • William Stone - Records, 1893 - 1939; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Stone, William, 'Presidential address 1901 (vol. III)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. III, 1903, pp. 1-20. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24280. Details
  • Stone, William, 'Notes on a test of Parson's Steam Turbines, at Spencer Street Railway Station (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. III, 1903, pp. 65-69. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24276. Details
  • Stone, William, 'A few notes on the air pump (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. III, 1903, pp. 1-36. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24273. Details
  • Stone, William, 'Notes on and exhibit of a transmission dynamometer (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. IV, 1905, pp. 67-76. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24295. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.