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Biographical entry Catani, Carlo Giorgio Domenico Enrico (1852 - 1918)

Born
22 April 1852
Florence, Italy
Died
20 July 1918
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Civil engineer

Summary

Carlo Giorgio D. E. Catani worked for the Victorian Public Works Department 1882-1917 and supervised various public works projects around Melbourne and country Victoria.

Details

Born Florence, Italy, 22 April 1852. Died Melbourne, 20 July 1918. Educated Technical Institute of Florence (civil engineering diploma). Railway construction in Italy; arrived Melbourne 1876; draftsman, Department of Lands and Survey 1876-80, surveyor 1880-82; engineering draughtsman, Public Works Department 1882-86, assistant engineer 1886-92, section head 1892-1917. Catani in the West Gippsland area, Lake Catani in the Mount Buffalo Plateau and Catani Gardens at the beach end of Fitzroy Street in St Kilda were all named after him. Also commemorated by a bronze bust at the foot of Schefferle's memorial clock tower on the St Kilda Esplanade.

Archival resources

Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre

  • Carlo Giorgio Domenico Enrico Catani - Records, 1882 - 1917; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Carlo Giorgio Domenico Enrico Catani - Records, 1900 - 1932, MS 7612 ...; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • McNicoll, Ronald, 'Catani, Carlo Giorgio Domenico Enrico (1852-1918)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 589-590. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070597b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Catani, C., 'Earth excavators and their use in Victoria (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. XVI, 1917, pp. 123-134, 275-276. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24595. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.