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Biographical entry Wadsley, Rex Wright (1906 - 1993)

8 October 1906
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
21 February 1993
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Electrical engineer


Rex Wadsley spent most of his career with the Hydroelectricity Commission of Tasmania, starting as an assistant engineer in 1934 and retiring as resident electrical engineer in London in 1971.


Born Launceston, Tasmania, 8 October 1906. Died Hobart, 21 February 1993. Educated Hobart Technical College (DipAppl Sci 1928) and University of Tasmania (BE 1931). Demonstrator in electrical engineering, University of Tasmania 1927-34; assistant engineer, Hydroelectricity Commission of Tasmania 1934-41, officer-in-charge, Protection and Test Section, Electrical Branch 1945-57, deputy chief, electrical engineering branch 1957-69, resident electrical engineer, London 1969-71; radar officer, Royal Australian Air Force 1941-45.

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McCarthy, G.J.