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Biographical entry Gordon, George (1829 - 1907)

MInstCE

Born
1829
Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland
Died
25 February 1907
Toorak, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Civil engineer

Summary

George Gordon was Chief Engineer of Water Works in Victoria 1870-1879.

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Events

3 December 1867
Career event - Member (MInstCE), Institution of Civil Engineers
1883 -
Career event - Foundation Member, Victorian Engineers Association

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Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • George Gordon - Records, 1853 - 1906; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

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Journal Articles

  • Gordon, G., 'The contract system of carrying out works (Paper & Discussion)', Various Papers and Discussions of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. II 1892-1899, 1900. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24257. Details
  • Gordon, George, 'American and Australian irrigation (Paper & Discussion)', Transactions and Proceedings of the Victorian Engineers Association vol. I 1883-1885, 1885, pp. 107-153. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24229. Details
  • Gordon, Mr, 'Notes on some irrigation trusts (Paper & Discussion)', Various Papers and Discussions of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. II 1892-1899, 1900. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24253. Details

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See also

  • Chrimes, Mike, 'Lost in space?: Biography across the hemispheres', in 16th Engineering Heritage Australia Conference: Conserving Our Heritage - Make a Difference!, Engineers Australia, Barton, ACT, 2011, pp. 389-403, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=895272297972218;res=IELENG. Details
  • Cumming, D. A., Some Public Works Engineers in Victoria in the Nineteenth Century, University of Melbourne, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Melbourne, 1985, 59 pp. Details
  • Ford, R. J., 'Nineteenth Century Engineering for the Ballarat Water Supply', in First Australasian Conference on Engineering Heritage 1994: Old Ways in a New Land; Preprints of Papers, Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, ACT, 1994, pp. 145-149, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=625955443661136;res=IELENG. Details
  • Harper, Brian C. S., Engineering challenges in nineteenth century Victoria, the author, Port Melbourne, 2016, 256 pp. Book section: 'George Gordon and the Design of the Lower Stony Creek Dam, Geelong'. Details

McCarthy, G.J.