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Biographical entry Herman, Hyman (1875 - 1962)

Born
16 August 1875
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Died
7 June 1962
Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Geologist, Mining engineer and Engineer

Summary

Hyman Herman joined the Geological Survey of Victoria in 1895 and in 1900 was made Acting Director. He moved to Tasmania in 1904 to work at Mt. Bischoff Mine, then returned to Melbourne in 1907 where he started his own practice. In 1912 Herman returned to the Geological Survey of Victoria as Director, followed by 20 years as Engineer-in-charge Briquetting and Research, Victorian State Electricity Commission. He was a leading adviser to business and government on exploration and mining. He retired in 1940 but continued on as a Consulting Engineer.

Herman was educated at the University of Melbourne (DSc, MME, BCE) and Chairman of the State Advisory Committee on Brown Coal (Victoria 1917), on whose report the State Electricity Commission of Victoria was established; and of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.

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Events

1895 - 1904
Career position - Surveyor on the Geological Survey of Victoria
1896
Education - Bachelor of Civil Engineering (BCE), University of Melbourne
1897
Career event - Member (MAusIMM), Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1904 - 1907
Career position - Assistant General Manager of Mt. Bischoff Mine in Tasmania
1907 - c. 1912
Career position - Private consulting practise in Melbourne
1912 - 1920
Career position - Director of the Geological Survey of Victoria
1913
Education - Master of Mining Engineering (MME), University of Melbourne
1917
Career position - Chairman of the Victorian State Advisory Committee on Brown Coal
1920 - 1940
Career position - Engineer-in-charge of Briquetting and Research at the Victorian State Electricity Commission
1924
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc), University of Melbourne
1936
Career position - Official representative at the Commonwealth Government International Chemical Engineering Conference in London
1936
Career position - Official representative at the 3rd World Power conference and Congress of International Commission on Large Dams in Washington, USA
1938
Award - Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Medal, awarded for outstanding service
1940 -
Career position - Consulting Engineer to State Electricity Commission of Victoria
1940
Life event - Retired
1949
Award - Honorary Life Member (HonMAusIMM), Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

Archival resources

State Electricity Commission of Victoria Archives

  • Hyman Herman - Records, 1907 - 1940; State Electricity Commission of Victoria Archives. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Herman, H., Brown coal, with special reference to the State of Victoria, Commonwealth of Australia (Melbourne: State Electricity Commission of Victoria, 1952), 612 pp. Details

Book Sections

Resources

McCarthy, G.J.