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Biographical entry Filmer, Walter Drowley (1865 - 1944)

1 September 1865
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Electrical engineer


Walter Filmer was a pioneer of X-ray in Australia. He was an Honorary Electrician at Newcastle Hospital (1896-1910) and a Lecturer in Applied Electricity at Newcastle Technical College (1912-1930). During his career he wrote at least two scientific articles on X-rays.



1884 - 1885
Career position - Telegraph Officer with the New South Wales Post Office
1885 - 1912
Career position - Telegraph Officer with the New South Wales Railways
1896 - 1910
Career position - Honorary Electrician at Newcastle Hospital in New South Wales
Research - Publication of two papers in the Australian Technical Journal
1909 - 1912
Career position - Temporary teacher at the Newcastle Technical College
1912 - 1930
Career position - Lecturer in Applied Electricity Newcastle Technical College
Career position - Foundation member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
Life event - Retired

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  • Owen, Morris, 'Walter Drowley Filmer, 1865 - 1944: Australian x-ray pioneer', Journal of the College of Radiologists of Australasia, vol. 9, no. 1, 1965, pp. 24-35. Details

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