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Biographical entry Cullen, Edward Alexander Ernest (1861 - 1950)

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Born
21 December 1861
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died
13 April 1950
South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Engineer

Summary

Edward Alexander E. Cullen worked as a surveyor and engineer for the Queensland Government for over 40 years. Many of his surveys were to areas never charted before and included the first ever survey of the Norman River (1884) and the discovery of Port Musgrave (1887). When working as chief engineer for the Department of Harbours and Rivers, he oversaw the expansion of the Brisbane River to a fourteen-mile useable shipping channel. His 1922 paper Improvement of the Brisbane River won the highly respected Telford Premium Award from Institution of Civil Engineers of UK. The same Institute which awarded Cullen full membership in 1902. In 1932 he was appointed a Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO).

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1875 - c. 1880
Career position - Civil Assistant to the Royal Navy Survey of the Queensland Coast
c. 1880 - 1883
Career position - Assistant to the Government Hydraulic Engineer
1884
Career position - Norman River survey
1884 - 1893
Career position - Nautical Surveyor for the Department of Harbours and Rivers
1887
Career position - Port Musgrave survey
1890 - 1891
Career position - Moreton Bay survey
1893 - c. 1900
Career position - Principal Engineer at Department of Marine in Queensland
1895 - 1901
Career position - Associate member of the Institute of Civil Engineers, London
1900
Career position - Harbours and water power fact-finding trip to Europe and USA
c. 1901 - 1931
Career position - Chief Engineer at the Department of Harbours and Rivers in Queensland
1902 -
Career position - Full member of the Institute of Civil Engineers, London
December 1931
Life event - Retired
1932
Award - Companion of the Imperial Service Order

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