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Biographical entry Brown, Edward Byam (1880 - 1966)

31 July 1880
Strathdownie, Victoria, Australia
16 May 1966
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Physicist and Electrical engineer


Edward Byam Brown was associate professor in electrical engineering, University of Melbourne 1930-46. He was the husband of Vera Scantlebury Brown.


Born Strathdownie, Victoria, 31 July 1880. Died Melbourne, 16 May 1966. Educated University of Melbourne (MSc 1911, DSc 1926) and City & Guilds College, London (ACGI 1905). General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York 1905-07; lecturer in mathematics and physics, University of Melbourne 1908-11; lecturer in electrical engineering 1911-29; associate professor 1930-46.

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Journal Articles

  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, '150 Years, 150 Stories: Edward Byam Brown', Uni News, vol. 12, no. 16, 2003, p. 4. Details

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See also

  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, 150 years, 150 stories: brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne, Department of History, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2003, 168 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.